Explore Nature's Playground at Rock Island State Park Rock Island State Park
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Explore Nature's Playground at Rock Island State Park Rock Island State Park
Explore Nature's Playground at Rock Island State Park
Free  .  Today, 6:00a - 8:00p

Explore Nature's Playground at Rock Island State Park

Free  .  Today, 6:00a - 8:00p

Rock Island is a true Tennessee treasure! The State Park offers scenery and activities that are sure to please every outdoorsy soul, whether you want to kayak, fish, swim or just explore.

By Kelley Brackett
In just under two hours time, you'll arrive at Rock Island State Park if you're hitting the road from Music City. But you'll soon forget the drive time when you see what the 883-acre park has to offer its guests. From the Caney Fork River Gorge to Great Falls, you'll find breath-taking scenery around every turn.

If you've been in Nashville long, chances are you've heard that Center Hill Lake is the cream of the aquatic crop. Well, it is, and the lake resides in Rock Island State Park! Launch a boat or kayak to admire the clear blue water, swim and cliff jump (although authorities would discourage it!). Fun fact: Rock Island is also known for white water kayaking and has hosted international freestyle events.

Rock Island State Park
82 Beach Rd
Rock Island, TN 38581
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6:00a - 8:00p

Sunday 6:00a - 8:00p
Monday 6:00a - 8:00p
Tuesday 6:00a - 8:00p
Wednesday 6:00a - 8:00p
Thursday 6:00a - 8:00p
Friday 6:00a - 8:00p
Saturday 6:00a - 8:00p
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