1. Fall Creek Falls

One of Tennessee’s largest and most visted state parks, Fall Creek Falls sprawls across 29,800 acres across the rugged plateu. The falls, plunging 256 feet into the gorge, makes it one of the highest waterfalls in the Eastern United States. Other waterfalls within the park include Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls, and Cane Creek Cascades.

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2. City Lake Natural Area

This park hosts a 35 acre lake that’s popular among fishers and kayakers, and for good reason! A trail loops around to view the cascades and the lake is home to catfish, bass, and bream.

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3. Cummins Falls State Park

This rugged 305 acre natural water park has served as the local’s swimming spot for over 100 years. The park is home to a 75 foot waterfall, making it Tennessee’s eighth largest waterfall by volume. Open to the public during daylight hours, Cummins Falls requires each visitor to get a Gorge Pass for $6 on their website.

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4. Burgess Falls State Park

Located on the Falling Water River, this park features four waterfalls that cascade down 250 feet in elevation, one plunging over 130 feet into the gorge below. A rugged trail loops around the park to multiple viewing spots of the falls.

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5. Rock Island State Park

This 883 acre state park is located on the Headwaters of Center Hill Lake and features multiple swimming spots for those wanting to cool off and fishing spots for the avid fisherman.

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