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Cummins Falls State Park, Cookeville

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Cummins Falls State Park is a 211acre state park located northwest of Cookeville in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its namesake, Cummins Falls, is a 75ft waterfall, which is located on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River. The park was purchased and created by the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation in 2011.ActivitiesPicnicking, hiking and fishing may be done at the park.
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  • Waterfall is really pretty! It's about 0.5 mile walk to the overlook, but the overlook is really small. Only a few people can stand there at a time where you can see it. There is a 1 mike hike to the ...  read more »
  • Great place for kids through the week, usually crowded on weekends so be extra careful with little ones. This is a chunk of Tennessee Heaven. 
  • I am disabled and thought I would not be able to walk but with a stick I had a good time there are three levels and I only made it on one 
  • What a beautiful place. Absolutely gorgeous trails and scenery. Had some pretty steep parts and definitely need to be prepared to walk and climb a little bit (hills and lots of rocks). A couple things that I would suggest to anyone who has never been is to bring water shoes or hiking sandals because you will get wet. Also did not need to bring our towels with us to the waterfall and one phone to take pictures with would of sufficed. Ended up using the towels to sit with on the way home. Would definitely suggest just bringing a backpack and a waterproof container to put a couple necessities in. Again what a beautiful place! Had a fantastic time!
  • Had my first trip during Labor Day Weekend. Pretty crowded, but still found easy spots to put our stuff. Only one place to put up one hammock near the falls, so hammockers get it while you can! I was not prepared for the trip, I didn't bring water shoes and I wish I had! The falls and stream were really slippery, many just keep their tennis shoes on. Flip flops will do you no good, but we still had fun! Trail was pretty steep, but manageable, hope they put in more railings soon. I only give 4 stars because the bathrooms at the parking area were AWFUL! Dirty all over and trash cans were overflowing, and only 1 of 2 stalls were working. I suggest they expand and also make changing rooms, so those who need to go don't have to wait as long.
  • Its very beautiful, We really enjoyed this place. The trial has stones and slippery but its really worth going there. I was there with my kids 4 yrs and 8yr children, It was my first trip to waterfalls so I was not prepared enough. Here are some tips which might helps you. you should have good outdoor sandals which have grip in slippery surface. Do not carry any bags or chairs, take energy bars and water with you, dress in light cloths as you get wet on the way. Its really worth walking all the way.
  • We have been to a lot of falls but this one was amazing! We loved that we could climb up the falls and swim in the hole. I did see very little litter but nevertheless remember to help Preserve nature and don't litter. Steep walk up and down to the base, but fairly smooth trail, walking thur the waters can get a little tricky. My 10 year old and I had no problems. Make sure to leave yourself enough time to walk back out remember your going up hill on the way back. Visited 8/18/16
  • BEAUTIFUL! Had a blast with our family of 4. Remember to pack light, where appropriate foot wear (the falls and the hike down are pretty slick), make sure you pack water (especially in the summer, it gets very hot), and enjoy the beautiful scenery! It's quite a long hike to and from the falls, and the hours for summertime are from 9am-6pm. It also can get very busy on the weekends, but is still worth the trip!
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