Water Activities

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Float / Paddle

Tie your float off and relax camp-side, or take your adventures to Center Hill Lake, Caney River, or Dale Hollow Lake. Use your own kayak, rent one locally, or book a guided kayak excursion to a magnificent waterfall. Or take it easy and reserve a pontoon boat at one of our nearby marinas.

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Soak

Sit along the smooth bedrock or pack your low style camp chairs to kick back in the refreshingly cold waters surrounding the campground. We have two community spots to easily access the water, gather around a shared campfire, or enjoy a picnic on the mossy banks of the river.

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Splash and Explore

The rivers onsite are shallow and full of life. Guests of all ages enjoy searching for treasures on the banks of Mine Lick Creek and Maxwell Branch. Learn about fossilized crinoids, collect a rainbow of smooth creek glass, or flip over some rocks to see nature in action.

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Burgess Falls

Overlook & Trail Views (Inquire about kayak access point)

Location

4000 Burgess Falls Drive
Sparta, TN

Distance from Camp

8.7 Miles

Notes

Known as the Queen. Park is closed when the river is high or when there is snow on the roads and/or trails.

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Fancher Falls

Kayak/Boat access only

Location

Cane Hollow Park

Sparta, TN

Distance from Camp

13 Miles

Notes

Also known as Taylor Creek Falls / 80′ high

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Cummins Falls

Overlook and Permit Required River Hike

Location

390 Cummins Falls

Cookeville, TN

Distance from Camp

14 Miles

Notes

Rugged, 282-acre day-use park located nine miles north of Cookeville on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River on the Eastern Highland Rim. 

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Twin Falls & Great Falls

Rock Island State Park

Location

82 Beach Road
Rock Island, TN

Distance from Camp

30 Miles

Notes

883-acre park located on the headwaters of Center Hill Lake at the confluence of the Caney Fork, Collins and Rocky Rivers.

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Fall Creek Falls

16,181-acre natural area

Location

2009 Village Camp Rd Spencer, TN

Distance from Camp

47 Miles

Notes

Over 30 miles of hiking trails, a nature center, and picnic areas. Dogs welcome and fishing available.

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Greeter Falls & Blue Hole

1 mile hike round trip

Location

556 Greeter Falls Rd

Altamont, TN

Distance from Camp

70 Miles

Notes

Greeter Falls is the main waterfall in the Savage Gulf area of southeastern Tennessee.