Tennessee State Parks

Rock Island State Park

Upcoming Events

Rock Island hosts Easter

Apr 19

A day of Family & Fun celebrating Spring and Easter. Activities include themed games for all ages, tie dye in spring colors and an Easter Egg Hunt including a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Rock Island hosts Earth Day

Apr 26

Activities have ranged from guided hikes, history hikes, park clean ups and garden plantings. Activities and times will be announced closer to date. Please contact the park office for more information. Please register in advance for groups.

Rock Island hosts National Trails Day

Jun 07

Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day! Experience the park trails with your own knowledgeable guide. Or feel like helping out? Scheduled park clean up’s are planned as well! This is a great opportunity to volunteer, have fun, and make a difference! Groups, families and individuals all welcome.

Outdoor Adventure Package

Jun 22 – Jun 27

<p>This all-inclusive five day package includes meals, Fall Creek Falls State Park lodging, and all instructional activities and interpretive guidance. A thrilling exploration awaits you as you are guided through one of three action packed courses with focus on rock climbing and rappelling, flat-water and advanced white water paddling, or a three day, two night backpacking trip. Group seminars highlighting Wilderness Ethics, No Trace principles, and Wilderness Survival will provide hands on education and awareness for all thrill seekers. A movie night and guest speaker will round out this exhilarating expedition. Come join us for an outdoor, nature filled adventure.</p>

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Rock Island hosts Fourth of July Events

Jul 04 – Jul 05

A weekend full of outdoor family activities to include crafts, tie dye, games, sand castle contests and bicycle parades. No fireworks are allowed on the park, a schedule of nearby firework & activities are available at the park office.

Rock Island hosts Craft Fair

Sep 28 – Sep 29

This annual event is put on by Rock Island Lions Club and part of the proceeds go to helping those in need of eye care. The festivities are located at the natural sand beach area and consist of live music, food vendors and crafts. Park staff have booth with children’s crafts.

Rock Island 5 Miler

Oct 04

This 5 mile run wanders along roadways and trails throughout the park. The hilly terrain makes this run moderate to strenuous. Walkers are welcome. Event is the first in an annual series of Tennessee State Parks Running Tour. Registration is online at Raceonline.com.

Rock Island hosts National Public Lands Day

Oct 05

Help the park stay clean to protect the rivers and land that make up beautiful Rock Island. Exact event information and time to be announced closer to date.

Rock Island hosts Halloween

Oct 25

Cabin and Campground guests can enjoy holiday fun involving costume contests, campground decoration contests, hayrides and tie dye.