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Rock Island State Park

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Address: 82 Beach Road, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
Phone Number: +1 931-686-2471
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We rented one of the cabins that allowed dogs. The cabin was very nice and spacious. We had 6 people. The waterfalls all are a short drive from the park. I recommend visiting all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 31, 2016
ploudermilk
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We rented one of the cabins that allowed dogs. The cabin was very nice and spacious. We had 6 people. The waterfalls all are a short drive from the park. I recommend visiting all of them. The is a sandy beach by the river where you can swim and fish. We also took a day to visit the caverns and... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our hike to the Twin Falls and along the paths around and above the falls. These falls are not rain dependent, so were not affected by the drought. We plan to visit again this time next year.

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

My husband, me and my twin 9 year old boys and our puppy rented one of the 10 cabins at the park in October for a weekend. The cabin was really nice and big. The website does not give a good description of the cabins so I am going to leave a bit more info about them in case that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

If you like waterfalls this is a nice place to stop off on a journey anywhere in the local vicinity, we were on our way to Nashville. We took the steps down to the falls area and have to say they are a little, treacherous in both directions....don't wear new shoes down, the rocks are seeping water and consequently in... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Beautiful waterfall views, nice trails; not as crowded as Fall Creek Falls, so more enjoyable for us.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

free state park with cabins and kayaks available to rent. about 1.5hrs from Nashville toward the east. hiking and swimming, fun for an entire day of adventure. multiple waterfalls, several you can go into. jumping off cliffs for the thrill seekers. you can bring food/water in but be ready to carry because there is nowhere to leave your stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Evin's Mill (25 minute drive) and stopped at Rock Island on the at to Knoxville. First off, we went for the falls/hiking so I cannot comment on the grounds. There are essentially 2 main falls, twin falls and the great falls. Both falls are very good and in between the two is a "river" with rocks and... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Just returned from 3-nights tent camping over Labor Day weekend. There are two campgrounds - we stayed at the tent-only section which only has 10 sites. The sites are all very good size, shady and level. Each has water, electricity, fire rings, etc. The staff made rounds several times a day to check on how things were going and if... More 

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Maryville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

What a pleasant surprise. We stopped at the first parking area by Twin Falls and hiked down to the bottom. There were many waterfalls cascading down the sides of the cliff, and upstream, some great swimming holes. We also hiked Blue Hole - that was another surprise. Half way down there are cascades and so much water trickling everyone, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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

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