Rock Island State Park — Tennessee State Parks

Rock Island State Park

Activities

Boating

Our launch ramp on Center Hill Lake and other ramps closeby on the Caney Fork and Collilns Rivers offer access for great recreational boating. Rock Island is known for it's whitewater kayaking and has hosted international freestyle kayaking events.

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Swimming

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.

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Hiking

The park has nine hiking trails with the Caney Fork Gorge area located below the dam being a very popular area for rock hopping, swimming and fishing. This beautiful limestone gorge runs between the Great Falls Dam and the Twin Falls. 

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Picnicking

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

Four picnic pavilions that can accommodate 30-100 people each can be reserved for group use. Reservations may be made up to a year in advance.

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. 

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Birding

Birds such as Osprey, Belted Kingfisher, Black-crowned Night Herons can be seen along with great blue herons which have a rookery nearby. For more park and nearby birding locations, view flyer.