Rock Island State Park - Swim near Rock Island, Tennessee
Rock Island,Tennessee
35.81386, -85.63672
2.0 miles NW of Rock Island, Tennessee
GPS: 35°48'49.9"N 85°38'12.2"W
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State: Tennessee


The Rock Island State Park has an excellent swimming hole downstream from the Great Falls dam (called locally "blue hole".) Waterfalls, cliffs to jump off of, a swinging rope hidden behind some cliffs and trees. There is also a lake here with an official swimming beach.Courtesy of

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From Rock Island, Tennessee

  1. Head northwest on TN-287 S toward Pine Bluff Rd (2.2 mi)
  2. Turn right onto Beach Rd (0.4 mi)
  3. Turn right (0.2 mi)

From Chattanooga, go north on RT 127 to Dunlap, then northwest on RT 8 and continue on RT 111 to Sparta. Then southwest on RT 705 to the town of Rock Island and signs for the Rock Island State Park. In the park, hike down the twin falls overlook. In this area, there are cliffs and swimming places. (No more specific directions available)Courtesy of

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