Located at the confluence of the Collins and Caney Fork Rivers, Rock Island State Park is an 883-acre park provides scenic overlooks, waterfalls and deep pools for fishing, rock-hopping and exploring.
There is also a natural sand beach on Center Hill Reservoir Lake. Historic features of the park include a 19th century textile mill and one of Tennessee's early hydroelectric plants.
The scenic beauty of this wooded park is dominated by the Great Falls of the Caney Fork River - an imposing limestone gorge (called a gulf in southern culture).
Lake and River fishing
Boating and fishing are very popular on Center Hill Lake as well as on Great Falls Lake. There is a free public launching ramp on Great Falls Lake. The Blue Hole, on Center Hill Lake, lies adjacent to the park shore and is the spawning ground for the walleye in Center Hill Lake. It is considered one of the finest fishing places in the state. It is accessible via a boat launching ramp located in the park. Fishing is best in the spring, but visitors enjoy boat riding and skiing well into the fall. Fish catches include bass, musklunge, and bluegill. Valid TN Fishing license is required.
For more information, call 931-686-2471 or check out the park's website.