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Cookeville - Cummins Falls State Park

390 Cummins Falls Lane

Cummins Falls State Park is an idyllic, but rugged, 211-acre day-use park located nine miles north of Cookeville on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River on the Eastern Highland Rim. Located in the Cordell Hull Watershed, the area has been a scenic spot and swimming hole for local residents of Jackson and Putnam counties for more than 100 years. Cummins Falls is Tennessee's eighth largest waterfall in volume of water and is 75 feet high.


David LaFerney

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Cummins falls is a gem. A short hike over steep terrain through the Forrest gets you overlook views or even to a great swimming hole at the base of the falls. Wear good shoes for hiking, and take water shoes with you if you plan to get wet. Also take water to drink! Consider visiting in the off season when it's cooler and leaves are off the trees for better views.

Oshaien Gray

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Great water fall, cool place to get off the trail and explore as well. The campsite there is very down to earth family owned and operated. It's a very cool spot for the family or an adventure of any sort.

Jen Barnes

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
Water shoes are a must! I brought my 6 year old and 14 year old boys with me. Be prepared for quite the walk getting back there. Slippery rocks and deep water in areas. Walking sticks help too. When you are almost to the falls there are some pretty big wet rocks you have to maneuver though. Head out early so you can stay and swim a while. I had a back pack with towels,water( which they inspect) and a few snacks. The walk is worth the view when you get there. They also have people back there in case of an emergency. ENJOY!!

Shirley LaFerney

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Very beautiful today. Water was blue and clear. Be prepared for a hike down to the water. Good hiking shoes, and take water and a snack. Absolutely worth it.

Joe Barnosky

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Pulling into the park I didn't think the drive out out here out here was worth it, but after walking the trail to he outlook it definitely was. Plan to go back for the other trail soon. Didn't see either mill so that will be a further expedition. Did find quite a few fossils along the shore. The bottom of the falls looks like a great place to swim. And surprisingly for it being winter the water wasn't too cold. It ranks the eighth largest fall by volume and flows well in the winter considering other falls are drizzling or not even flowing this time of year.

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