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Rock Island State Park

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Address: 82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
Phone Number: 931-686-2471
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Great Park, Super Friendly Staff!!

We love Rock Island, nice Cabins(recently updated), great staff, and gorgeous scenery!! And the fishing is incredible!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Rock Island, nice Cabins(recently updated), great staff, and gorgeous scenery!! And the fishing is incredible!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park with many hiking trails to falls. I highly recommend the Blue Hole trail for the adventurous. You walk inside a waterfall and walk down the falls!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rock Island has a lot to offer for everyone. Hiking, swimming, picnicking and waterfalls. There are 3 waterfalls to view throughout the park, and you can even swim in the river near Great Falls. Best part about it: it's all FREE! How often can you say that nowadays?! Parking lots are not very large, however, so either arrive early or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park with lots of hiking and gorgeous waterfalls, nestled in the hills of Tennessee.

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Thank Jennifer R
Republic, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice park. The stairs down to the first waterfall are very wet and muddy. We were able to walk right up to the first waterfall and get in the water, very refreshing on a hot day. We wanted to go to the main large waterfall. My son and I jumped across the rocks in the river... More 

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Thank Rick G
Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our son and his family that includes 4 grandsons! Had the best time hiking with these adventure junkies. While the trails were labeled as difficult we still managed to get through them tall to the end and the views were worth it! The youngest boy is almost 4 and he hung in there and loved the fact that we... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We camped at the campground for a week and had a great time. The campground was awesome and all the sights in the park were beautiful. We took several trails, swam at the park's beach, and hiked to one of the really nice swim holes in the bottom of the gorge. I highly recommend this place as a vacation stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good campgrounds for $30 a night. We stayed on campsite #4 and wifi connection doesn't work but this site is close to bathrooms. Bathrooms could use refreshing but are ok. The views around the park are beautiful & sites are very wide. Staff very friendly and helpful. Beautiful area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We just got back from an amazing trip to Tennessee. We were stationed near Center Hill Lake and went on day trips to all the falls. Rock Island was our favorite of them all. There are many falls here that you can see and touch. It was a bit of a walk once down the steps you have to make... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Really disappointed in all the Canadian Geese droppings all over the swimming beach area. Access to part of beach was blocked by 10 feet or so from the shore of drift wood. Piles of droppings so many that you couldn't step anywhere without stepping in it. We went on a Friday and only four cars in the entire beach area.... More 

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