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Cummins Falls State Park

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Open Now: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Beautiful Falls and Swimming Hole

This is a wonderful spot. The trail to the swimming spot involves some wet walking, so water shoes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patti M
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Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
Tennessee beauty at it's finest

Beautiful place to go for an afternoon swim. Small waterfall too. Go early as limited parking and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kimberly H
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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Cummins Falls is the 8th largest waterfall in Tennessee. Hiking and swimming are the favorite activities in this park. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks website.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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390 Cummins Falls Ln, Cookeville, TN 38501-8981
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a wonderful spot. The trail to the swimming spot involves some wet walking, so water shoes are advisable, something with a decent sole and that stays in your foot (ex Chico’s, Keens). You can also just go to the overlook, but it’s not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Patti M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to go for an afternoon swim. Small waterfall too. Go early as limited parking and fills quickly

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit if you like water falls and exercise. The hike to the falls is a challenge for those not use to hiking and the proper shoes are needed for this trek but it is well worth the effort once...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank glennc51261
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Such a great place to see. It is so beautiful and the hike is not a very long one. Great place to hike and picnic.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Tennessee S, Owner at Cummins Falls State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Tennessee State Parks. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

We met some friends at this cool state park! Wonderful ride from the Nashville TN area. Only 1.5 hours trip! Great location in the heart of nature! Spreading love and positive vibes the entire way! When you exit off the highway it is about a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Yehbut
Tennessee S, Owner at Cummins Falls State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trails. Come see us again when we open our new visitor center. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Easy to get to and so beautiful. Hike is moderate down to falls but worth it. Spend a few hours or make a day of it with a packed lunch. Either way, you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tennessee S, Owner at Cummins Falls State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trails. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Cummins Falls is a must see State Park. We visited mid-November and had a beautiful day for hiking and exploring. The hiking trails are well marked and maintained and the waterfalls are beautiful!!! If you like to hike and love waterfalls you don't want to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Tennessee S, Owner at Cummins Falls State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

We're so happy to know that you had a good experience. Thanks for recommending us!

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I remember when Cummings Falls was private property and owned by the Cummings family. It remains a treasure that should not be missed!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Tennessee S, Owner at Cummins Falls State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Yes, we are truly honored to have this beautiful waterfall as a Tennessee State Park. We hope you can visit our new overlook and visitor center in the next couple of years.

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Took my husband and our two dogs to this trail earlier in November, would definitely love to go back in the spring. The trails were well maintained and wide enough to track through with our dogs and where they were narrower it was easy to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katie J
Tennessee S, Owner at Cummins Falls State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Tennessee State Parks. Please visit us again this spring!

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We love the Cummins Falls, but it is quite a hike down there. It's not a bad hike down, but the hike back is where it gets a little bit tricky. Be sure to plan your time so that you are able to get back...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from kelleyM848 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot to a well marked trail to the falls where there is two decks to stand on and view the falls. It’s probably under a mile to the falls. Not totally flat walk but not to bad . This was the only way I saw... More
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MaryS8743
14 January 2019|
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Response from Vonorequick | Reviewed this property |
We visited during August and water was great. Not sure about spring. It would still be great hike and see the falls even if you didn’t get to swim. Just keep in mind you will get knee deep crossing river couple times getting... More
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859heidij
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Response from Brandon H | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I stayed in town at a motel
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