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Rock Island State Park

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

We went with 2 other couples to Rock Island State park. We arrived on a Wednesday and the park was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Charlotte, Tennessee
via mobile

The sandbar is great for fishing, swimming and watching sunsets. The campground is great too. Clean... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sally S
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“great falls” (18 reviews)
“twin falls” (26 reviews)
“blue hole” (9 reviews)
82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581-4200
+1 931-686-2471
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Sabrinacook
Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I enjoy hiking and we enjoy hiking where there is a stream , lake or river near the trails. This park offers this to some degree. I was hoping the trails would follow the river more than it did but the part...More

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take all the trails they are worth it! Some trails are more challenging than others but those ones are the best! It was simply beautiful here.

Thank Kmlkv
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is just magnificent ! it truly is a hidden gem. I have never seen anything like it, Water just comes from nowhere in spots. I camped here for four nights. The bathhouses were very cleaned and well maintained. The park staff were very...More

Thank kristymw91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like a great spot when water flow conditions are right. Also has picnic and swimming areas for family fun.

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was limited to viewing Twin Falls and walking the trail opposite the falls. We didn't go to any of the other areas due to time constraints. Twin Falls is spectacularly gorgeous, definitely worth a trip to see this. The trail on the opposite...More

Thank EKRN
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The TVA had a 100 years of interferring with nature...i mean "keeping us safe" private event in the park. Every trail and road anywhere close to the water was closed. We, as paying guests to the park, were not allowed to be anywhere near the...More

Thank jcrowder7
Tennessee S, Owner at Rock Island State Park, responded to this review

We regret that the TVA 100 year Centennial Celebration tours sold out so quickly and all park visitors could not attend. Due to security measures in place by TVA, pre-registration was required and some areas were closed during the event. The TVA areas of the...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place is just cool... first the old history with the turret spring house and old creepy cotton mill...but then there is the whole "water from the TVA reservoir spilling into a cave system on the other side of the ridge and emerging as full...More

2  Thank Smkymtntroutman
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I realize the weather can't be controlled, but I wish there had been water in the falls. The paths seemingly disappear on a few of the trails (the more difficult ones) but that doesn't bother me at all! I wish there were more trails closer...More

Thank lrzmartino
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Can you get a campsite without a reservation
5 April 2017|
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We're in the area in December but unprepared for crossing creeks. If we wanted to go see (hike down to the base/rocks of) twin falls, would wet weather gear be needed?
14 December 2016|
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Response from Barbara W | Reviewed this property |
You would not need the rain gear but have to be careful they don't open the gates to let the water flow out. It can be dangerous. It is slippery walking down but beautiful.
More of a comment, really. I camped here in Winter 2016 when it was nice a cool out. This was one of the best campsites I've ever had in an TN State Park. And get this: the campgrounds have free WIFI that works great!
30 October 2016|
Response from neihk32 | Reviewed this property |
We were very surprised at how nice everything was in this park. I don't have anything bad to say at all. Unfortunately, we didn't have the best of luck with the WIFI but we were so busy hiking and taking in all the sights... More