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Rock Island State Park

82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
+1 931-686-2471
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Solo camping trip

I loved every bit of Rock Island. As a female camping/hiking alone, I never once felt unsafe. The... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Traci B
via mobile
What a wonderful place to visit

Visited the state park to see the waterfalls. Had an amazing time walking/scrambling along the... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
christine s
Muscat, Oman
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82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
+1 931-686-2471
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

I loved every bit of Rock Island. As a female camping/hiking alone, I never once felt unsafe. The campgrounds were clean and the trails were all well marked. Even with some of the trails closed there was still plenty to do. The downstream trail (by...More

2  Thank Traci B
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Visited the state park to see the waterfalls. Had an amazing time walking/scrambling along the trails to see each of the falls and the old cotton mill. So much to see and do. Well worth a visit.

Thank christine s
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We were only on the island, all of which comprises Rock Island State Park, two hours, but that was enough to hike to the lighthouse, 1.25 miles away from the ferry landing. The trail is mostly uphill on the walk to the lighthouse, but with...More

1  Thank JanetE105
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous waterfalls. Check out Twin falls on Powerhouse Rd. Definitely worth going. Swimming area was nice and clean.

Thank Kassd56
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Incredible waterfalls. Take the time to drive around to Powerhouse Road as the bridge over the dam is closed. You get a much closer look at Twin Falls. Looks like something you would see in Africa. I had no idea there are falls like this...More

1  Thank jhvcpa
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We spent a day hiking at the park and loved it so much that we checked out the camping spots and cabins so that we can return for a weekend. This place is astoundingly beautiful! The gift shop was the best state park shop we've...More

2  Thank llshore
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

This was beautiful place and it's free to get in they have beautiful cabins you can rent and camping and a beach everything you need I would highly recommend this state park

Thank AAALibbys
Reviewed June 10, 2017

7 of us rented cabin #7 for 5 nights. A truly remarkable experience, walking trails, enjoying the parks forest like setting with its beautiful waterfalls, trees and birds.

Thank virajw718
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

We went with 2 other couples to Rock Island State park. We arrived on a Wednesday and the park was pretty empty but filled up by Friday. The sites are paved, level and have water hook ups but no sewer. The falls are Beautiful!!! My...More

2  Thank Sabrinacook
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

The sandbar is great for fishing, swimming and watching sunsets. The campground is great too. Clean bathhouse. Hiking trails and waterfalls too.

Thank Sally S
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Amber B
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Sally S | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely
May 25, 2017|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
Opening the spillway is a seasonal thing and probably non forecastable. Perhaps the park office can better advise. I would think the picnic / swimming area would not be affected. Do bring your own lawn chairs; no seating... More
April 4, 2017|
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Response from keithhyman |
Yes, you may and by doing so save the nonrefundable ($5) reservation fee. But if you don't have a particular site in mind, then you are allowed to pick a site on arrival and register at the campsite office. People often... More