Rock Island State Park
Rock Island State Park
4.5
State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Waterfalls
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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This park is known for its cascading waterfalls and beautiful water. This park is great for fishing, but it is recommended that swimmers be weary of the dam, and waters of unknown depths due to possible deadly currents. Some of the nicest TNStatePark cabins available are in this park, along with many camping sites. Picnicking and freestyle kayaking are also enjoyed at this park. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks website.
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Kathy R
College Grove, TN1 contribution
Aug 2022
I had to cancel 7 days prior due to our family contracting Covid and advised not to travel. The park would not even consider refunding part of my deposit
I was out $250
I will never book with them again
Written August 19, 2022
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Hello Kathy, we are sorry that you had a negative experience when cancelling your cabin reservation. The COVID-19 exemption waiving the cancellation policy ended last year and per policy, we are no longer able to issue a refund due to COVID. According to policy, Cancellations made 14 days or less prior to scheduled arrival date will receive no refund (forfeit full deposit and non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee). Cancellations made 15 - 29 days prior to scheduled arrival date will forfeit the deposit from the first night stay and non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation fee. Note that the $5.00 reservation fee is non-refundable. We would be more than happy to change your reservation to a later date. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the park office at 931-837-4770.
Written August 26, 2022
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Bamafan222003
Fayetteville, TN152 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Great park. Nice that you can drive all the falls and dam. One thing is keep your eyes open for little signs to mark the twin waterfalls or you’ll go pass it. The great falls were neat too. Planning on going back in the fall.
Written July 13, 2022
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Lynne M
Orlando, FL28 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Our grandson was visiting and we took him early in the morning to go swimming. He thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent there. It was very quiet and serene with other families visiting. The only drawback were all the vultures. When we arrived there were vultures all over the ground and then later they were in the trees and flying around. Perhaps it was because people threw their trash away.
Written July 8, 2022
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Chad Bauer
New Haven, IN248 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Awesome waterfalls… very impressive!! I recommend it. Easy walk. Tall and wide falls. Had a good time.
Written May 28, 2022
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Belinda B
Sparta, TN10 contributions
Jan 2022
Talk abut beautiful, the falls are breath taking. At times the way the wind blows you'll feel the mist. I could spend the entire day here. Come to White County, Tennessee and visit all of our beauty.
Written April 19, 2022
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Scarlet B
64 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Rock Island State Park is absolutely beautiful! Lots of hiking and nature to enjoy.. the downstream hike is a MUST, great up close views and pics of the twin falls!
Written April 9, 2022
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vhash77
North Wilkesboro, NC936 contributions
Feb 2022
This is a must see when in the area. There is history at the Greet Falls with the cotton mill and the unique spring house. But the Twin Falls is the amazing falls. It was so beautiful. Several steps to walk down to walk the trail to get a front view of the falls but very worth it.

We visited this falls while staying at another State Park, so navigation to it was interesting. It's also out away from everything, and our GPS decided to take us the very long route through winding mountains etc. I suggest you look at a map of some sort and figure out the best route to take. That's what we did on our return trip - straight roads, better timing.
Written February 26, 2022
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Millard Q
2 contributions
Dec 2021
Such a beautiful park! Easy to find, easy to navigate. Beautiful waterfalls.
We drive a 31 foot Motorhome and we were towing a car. No pull-thru’s so we had to unhook car and back in. Extremely easy to back in, asphalt pads, all hook ups. Connecting utilities was easy. Nice fire pit and picnic table. Plenty of room.
Didn’t look into the bath house, but outside was well kept. Entire camping area extremely clean. Would definitely go back and stay longer. There was a sign for tennis courts, pool, but we did not drive to see them. Lots of hiking trails
Written December 2, 2021
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63impala
Stoneham, MA994 contributions
Oct 2021
A gem to check out. There is some good hiking along the gorge where you can check out the waterfalls. There are some on site historical buildings left from a bygone time. This is a very beautiful park to check out. Do It!
Written November 3, 2021
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Brian C
Atoka, TN27 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Rock Island State Park has two waterfalls - great falls and twin falls. The park wasn’t as nice as many other we visited Mainly because it has a dam and is an active power plant. Great falls was just ok. The road to twin falls isn’t that great. However The walk down to the falls is an easy 5 minute walk down from parking lot. Falls are awesome with a lot of water coming from rocks. It just wasn’t our favorite but it worth a visit if you have time. Burgess and greeter much more remote and prettier.
Written October 14, 2021
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Hello Brian, thank you for your review. We are glad that you were able to visit both waterfalls at our state park. We hope that you can come back when the trails leading down to Great Falls is open so you can see more of our park. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the park office at 931-837-4770.
Written October 20, 2021
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