Rock Island State Park


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFO: Please note swimming or wading is not permitted downstream of the Powerhouse at any time, regardless of water releases. Check TVA’s website for water release information and dam safety data at:

Please read the text below about the Caney Fork River Gorge and Safety Information prior to visiting the park. 


Rates: $21 — $35 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Rock Island has two campgrounds, with 20 campsites available year-round.

The main campground has 50 sites, (#1-#50), to accommodate RVs and trailers. Some of these sites will also accommodate tents. Each site is equipped with 20/30/50 amp electrical and water water hookups, charcoal grill, fire ring, lantern hanger and picnic table. Sites #31-#34 also have sewer hookups. Sites #31 and #32 are ADA accessible. There are two bathhouses with hot showers and ADA accessible restrooms. There is a dump station at the far end of the campground. Free Wi-Fi is available. A picnic pavilion and playground are nearby. 

Sites #1-#30 are closed from November 2 through March 15 of every year.
Sites #31-#50 remain open for winter camping year-round. Some of these sites may be used for tents.

The tent only campground has 10 sites (#51-#60), each with 20 amp electrical service, water hookups, lantern hanger, fire ring, charcoal gril and picnic table. A bathhouse with hot water is conveniently located nearby. Most are partially shaded and have a grass surface. The tent only campground is closed from Nov. 2 through March 15, each year.

All campers must register at the park office. Maximum stay limit is two weeks. Campsites should be reserved in advance by calling the park office or online. A recycling area is located in the main campground. 

Tennessee State Parks Campground Wi-Fi Disclaimer

We offer Wi-Fi for your enjoyment. The signal strength may vary depending on the demand, your location and your device. Our Wi-Fi is not intended for heavy use such as downloading movies, streaming videos or inappropriate content. Should you abuse the system, your access will be blocked.

Firewood Policy – Effective June 1, 2016

Tennessee State Parks asks that ALL campfires be made with heat-treated wood or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Please refrain from bringing untreated wood into the park. Please call the park office before your visit to ensure availability of firewood.

Certified heat-treated wood is available to purchase from concessioners in many of the campgrounds as well as from vendors in the communities around the park. Certified heat-treated firewood is clearly marked with a state or federal seal.

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