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Rock Island State Park, Rock Island

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Rock Island State Park is a state park in Warren County and White County, Tennessee, located in the Southeastern United States. The park is named after the community of Rock Island, Tennessee, which in turn received its name from an island on the Caney Fork upstream from the Collins River confluence and Great Falls Dam. Rock Island State Park is centered on a peninsula created by the confluence of these two rivers and extends downstream to the headwaters of Center Hill Lake.The park consists of 883acre and is managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.Geographical settingThe Caney Fork winds its way westward from its source atop the Cumberland Plateau and drops down to the Highland Rim at Scott's Gulf, where it enters White County. Just past Scott's Gulf, the river gains strength, absorbing Cane Creek and the Calfkiller River as it winds along the base of the plateau. At the community of Walling, the river briefly turns southward and absorbs the Rocky River before turning westward again. Two miles beyond its Rocky River confluence, the Caney Fork absorbs the Collins and enters the Great Falls Gorge. Beyond the gorge, the river enters the upper extremes of its Center Hill Lake impoundment and begins winding its way northward toward its mouth along the Cumberland River, near Carthage.
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  • 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  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • I've been here twice before and came back again and went hiking here with a friend this weekend. We hiked on 4 trails. We had a blast and it was so beautiful. This is one of my favorite state parks. It's beautiful and has some of the most exciting and unique hiking trails.
  • We have hiked all over the United States.... This place has some of the best waterfalls anywhere.... Some are just right off the road to look at.... It's the best place for sure in Tennessee even better than the Smoky Mountains...... You must go!.... Must be a hidden secret, because it was not crowded.
  • A beautiful park. We stayed in the cabins, and I would do it again. The cabins were very well kept, very comfortable. The area of the park they were in was always quiet and secluded. At the time that I was there, there were not a lot of trails open due to high levels of water being released from the dam.
  • We camped here for 3 nights in mid-November so were the only people in a tent for 2 of them (as there was a total fire ban that weekend so apparently lots of people cancelled their reservation). It was therefore beautifully quiet and peaceful. The Rangers were friendly and the setting was stunning-gorgeous Autumnal trees and wild deer meandering about. Magical!
  • This is my favorite camp ground in Tennessee! The campground is really nice and it's always clean. Hiking through the rocks is great and there are quite a few places to cliff dive! There campground has fast Wi-Fi, but it doesn't work at all the sites. It works perfectly in the pavilion though.