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Rock Island State Park

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Hidden gem in East Tennessee

Woodsy campground with full hookups. Plenty of awesome hiking trails and waterfalls. A great place... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee
Rocks/Water= Falls

This state park is a great place even this time of year, early November. Can only imagine the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
East Providence, Rhode Island
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“the river”(39 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
+1 931-686-2471
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Woodsy campground with full hookups. Plenty of awesome hiking trails and waterfalls. A great place for a weekend getaway. My family and I have camped here in our travel trailer several times. If you don't have an rv, mine is available for rent. I'm in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank billybarden
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This state park is a great place even this time of year, early November. Can only imagine the crowds in the spring and summer. Boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, swimming. Many trails with falls. Quaint little town on the way in. The Lazy Daisy is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Tennessee S, Owner at Rock Island State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure serving you as a customer.

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We went for a weekend getaway and fished the Caney River. While fishing we found several waterfalls. We want to go back and kayak this in the summer. We also visited a few other waterfalls around the park. They are amazing and if you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nanette J
Tennessee S, Owner at Rock Island State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thanks for fishing with us at Rock Island! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

If you like hiking, water sports, and enjoy nature photography you will not be disappointed. For those who enjoy water sports there is boating, fishing, water skiing and kayaking. This area is rich in history starting with the old Mill to the Great Falls Dam...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Craig R
Reviewed 14 October 2018

During 2018 spring season I was on an waterfall exploration spree. I must have seen at least 10 waterfalls in Georgia, Tennessee and Smoky moutain area. This got me to Twin falls in Rock Island state park. I came only for this waterfalls from Atlanta...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MayurHiremath
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Beautiful natural Tennessee at its best. Great hiking, swimming and fishing. The river is beautiful in this area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EARHf
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We have camped here several times and we love this park! The hiking trails are wonderful and the waterfalls are beautiful. We have taken our kayaks out for a few adventures too. You can kayak up to a rapid and there is a small waterfall...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank christienrandy
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great drive up the country side and amazing waterfall views when we got there, hiking trails, camping and family time, the park rangers were very helpful and attentive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janis Q
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Saw multiple waterfalls here. Walked to them, took videos, walked in the creeks, took lots of pictures, saw people swimming in the water holes. So much fun! Very relaxing listening to the water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tblack00
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We spent 5 days enjoying the Tennessee hills and gorges. The waterfalls along are worth the trip. The campground is clean and well kept with many paved sites and a separate area for tents. The dam that created the water falls is a wonder of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Eileen H
2 October 2018|
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Response from raja8385 | Reviewed this property |
There are some large sites but many trees. I saw a couple of "pull throughs". Charlestown State Park is close by and they have many, many large sties suitable for a large rig.
31 August 2018|
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Response from ShawnWilhelm | Reviewed this property |
Yes my little 1 is 5 and she went on most of them with us and there are playgrounds ant the trail heads on some.
Jennifer K
14 August 2018|
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Response from Margot S | Reviewed this property |
A car would be good. No bike trails anywhere.