Rock Island, Tennessee

home to one of three state parks bordering Center Hill Lake
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Rock Island is an unincorporated community in NE Warren County, Tennessee. The town is named after an island on the Caney Fork River just below the confluence of the Rocky River. Rock Island is home to the Great Falls Dam and Rock Island State Park.

The park is 1 of 3 state parks that border Center Hill Lake. 

Known for:

a rural lake community between two lakes: Center Hill Lake and Great Falls Lake. Sprawling, flat farmland with distant rolling Tennessee hills.

Places of Note:

CENTER HLL LAKE
Great Falls Lake
Collins River

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Rock Island State Park

Rock Island State Park is an 883 acre park located on the headwaters of Center Hill Lake at the confluence of the Caney Fork, Collins and Rocky Rivers. If you want to really get a feel for Tennessee, this is the place!

The rugged beauty of the park includes the Caney Fork Gorge below Great Falls Dam. These overlooks are some of the most scenic and significant along the Eastern Highland Rim. Great Falls is a 30 foot horseshoe cascading waterfall, located below the 19th century cotton textile mill that it powered over 100 years ago. Rock Island became a Tennessee State Park in 1969.

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The Caney Fork River Gorge contains scenic overlooks, waterfalls, deep pools and limestone paths perfect for hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and exploring. The park’s whitewater sections attract professional freestyle kayakers from around the world. It also features a natural sand beach and boating access on Center Hill Lake.

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