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Twin Falls at Rock Island State Park

Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation
7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Map of the park

Detailed directions
To the park | From the park

At least one cabin at the park is accessible to persons with a disability.

Park Activities

Boating Camping Fishing Hiking Trails Picnic Facilities Swimming

Points of Interest

  Cumberland Caverns
  Virgin Falls
  Burgess Falls
The scenic beauty of this wooded park is dominated by the Great Falls of the Caney Fork River - an imposing limestone gorge (called a gulf in southern culture). It provides scenic overlooks, waterfalls and deep pools for fishing, rock-hopping and exploring. Located at the confluence of the Collins and Caney Fork Rivers, this 883-acre park has a natural sand beach on Center Hill Resevoir. Historic features of the park include a 19th century textile mill and one of Tennessee's early hydroelectric plants


Lake and River fishing
Boating and fishing are very popular on Center Hill Lake as well as on Great Falls Lake. There is a free public launching ramp on Great Falls Lake. The Blue Hole, on Center Hill Lake, lies adjacent to the park shore and is the spawning ground for the walleye in Center Hill Lake. It is considered one of the finest fishing places in the state. It is accessible via a boat launching ramp located in the park. Fishing is best in the spring, but visitors enjoy boat riding and skiing well into the fall.

Fish catches include bass, musklunge, and bluegill. Valid TN Fishing license is required.

Tennessee Boating Regulations (exit TDEC)
Tennessee Fishing Regulations (exit TDEC)


The park features 10 cabins. The three bedroom/two bath cabins are completely equipped for housekeeping including appliances, coffee pot, microwave, cooking utensils, dishes, and linens. Each cabin also features a fireplace with gas logs (seasonal), television, VCR, and charcoal grill. The cabins are open year round. No pets are allowed with the exception of service animals. 1/2 mile from Center Hill Lake.

For reservations: 800-713-6065
Reservations may be made up to a year in advance.

Camping (Click Here for Map & Camping Details)

Rock Island has 60 campsites, each equipped with 30 amp electrical and water hookups, grill, and picnic table. Three modern bathhouses (with hot water showers, lavatories, and commodes) are located in the camping area. There is a dump station at the far end of the campground for the convenience of self-contained camping rigs. Campers must register at the park office. Campsites can be reserved, maximum stay limit is two weeks. This facility is open year round.

Camping reservations can be made up to one year in advance and are recommended. There is a non-refundable fee for making reservations, however we do not take camping reservations the same week of arrival.


Tent camping is allowed.

Picnic Facilities

There are four picnicking areas wtihin the park. All are equipped with tables, grills, and drinking water. All have restroom facilities.

Two picnic pavilions that can accommodate up to 100 people each, can be reserved for group use. Reservations may be made up to a year in advance.


The park's natural sand beach is located on the headwaters of the beautiful Center Hill Lake. Adequate parking space and a modern bathhouse are provided. No lifeguards on duty.


Programs are scheduled on a weekly basis throughout the summer and include activities such as
Interpretive hikes
Canoe floats
Pontoon boat tours
Rock hops in the gorge
Live animal shows
Horseshoes and much more.

Special programs may also be set-up by contacting the park's interpretive specialist.

Also enjoy:
Tennessee Wildlife
Interpretive Canoe Float-Seasonal
Owl Prowl-Seasonal
Campfire Program
Birding Programs

For more information on interpretive programs, contact Jodie Stinson at 931-686-2471

Special Events

Currently there are no special events at Rock Island State Park.

Other Activities

Tennis Courts
Board Games

Tour Buses

Buses are welcome at the park.