Rock Island State Park

Rock Island State Park is a must for Tennessee adventurers. The 883 acre park features Caney Fork Gorge right below the Great Falls Dam, and is a little under two hours outside of Nashville.

Getting there is pretty easy to do if you have a GPS, just make sure you stop off at the Great Falls Dam area instead of driving on down past it. There’s a little swimming spot further in as well, but the one next to the dam is the best.

The trek getting down to the rocks and swimming hole is a little slippery, so don’t wear flip flops or sandals. I made this mistake and tripped a few times. Wear tennis or hiking shoes! Hiking down to the hole though is scenic and lush.  I got some great photos of Rock Island when Amber and I visited last month.

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Look out for critters, too!

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Bring a swimsuit or something you don’t mind getting a little rough in, tennis shoes, a lunch and some water for your visit to Rock Island State Park. Who else has been?

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