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Rock Island State Park

82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
+1 931-686-2471
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A beautiful park

So many waterfalls and swimming holes. It’s different every season and worth seeing anytime of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie S
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Great mini vacay!

We camped one night and spent the next day kayaking at the beach area. The campground was great and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joykilgore1969
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Dunlap, Tennessee
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“great falls” (23 reviews)
“blue hole” (11 reviews)
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LOCATION
82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many waterfalls and swimming holes. It’s different every season and worth seeing anytime of the year. The wildflowers in the spring are amazing and abundant. The campground is nice and shaded. We like the Blue Hole Trail for the tame waterfalls and wildflowers. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We camped one night and spent the next day kayaking at the beach area. The campground was great and so was the beach area. No complaints. Gorgeous scenery, well kept campground and beachy area!!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean sites with great tree cover. Staff very friendly and helpful. Bathhouse is separated by gender, older but clean. Very quiet and peaceful place to stay. Clean dumpstation and dumpster area at exit. Lots of picnic areas and sand volleyball court, horseshoes, and ping pong...More

Thank Byron S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice RV sites. Paved, with grill, table, and fireplace. Very good price with a 25% senior discount. Good hiking trails with some easy climbing. Falls are a great treat.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live down the road from here so we try to go here as often as we can. It's a beautiful park for the whole family. Plus it has that quiet, peaceful feel. My husband and some love to camp here as well.

Thank MSEA2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was yet another short hike down from the parking lot. The water was flowing quite heavy and my buddy and I were the only ones there. We waited for the sunset to hopefully get some quality photos, but it began to rain. Overall a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the road in Nashville at 8:46 for Rock Island State Park and arrived at the visitor center at 10:26. They have two very clean restrooms. We got a map and the girl at the counter told us where to view each waterfall...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

A moderate little state park. Known as the sandbar. I live near here and great for kayaking. Camping is good

Thank shoveldan
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Tennessee S, Owner at Rock Island State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We hope to see you camping and kayaking here soon.

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Reviewed 7 April 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

1  Thank christienrandy
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Tennessee S, Owner at Rock Island State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It's nice to hear you enjoy kayaking and camping at Rock Island! We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Last month, Jane and I travelled from Little Rock, Arkansas, to Rock Island State Park for an abbreviated "small family reunion" with Jane's sister and the sister's husband who travelled from Durham, North Carolina. We rented one of the cabins, and we all observed that...More

Thank Jim B
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Tennessee S, Owner at Rock Island State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you, Jim. We are pleased you found our park and cabins to be such a great fit for your family reunion! Hope to see you all again in the coming years.

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patricia c
16 April 2018|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
Yes-- cabins are very nice-- and fully furnished.
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patricia c
16 April 2018|
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Response from Mark O | Reviewed this property |
Excellent question, the easiest way to distinguish an alligator from a crocodile is to determine if the animal sees you later or in a while.
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Maureen B
31 March 2018|
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Response from Brenda T | Reviewed this property |
We had a camper so I am not sure about cabins.
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