Tennessee dedicates its newest state park

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  1. Travelhoveler

    Travelhoveler New Member

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    Tomorrow, May 22, Tennessee governor Bill Haslam will dedicate Tennessee's 54th state park, Cummins Falls State Park, on the 75th anniversary of Tennessee's state park system.

    The new park in Jackson County on the eastern Highland Rim protects Tennessee's eighth largest waterfall, the largest that was still in private ownership, for the enjoyment of all Tennesseans and visitors to the Volunteer State. The 75' waterfall on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River was recently named one of the "Top Ten Swimming Holes in the Country" by Travel and Leisure magazine. In addition to the waterfall, the new park protects beautiful woodlands and glades, including some of the westernmost occurrences of the Eastern hemlock.

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    The park will open to the general public on Wednesday. There is no campground, and very little development yet other than a strenuous hiking trail to the base of the falls. However, camping is available at Standing Stone State Park and Edgar Evins State Park in adjoining counties, and at US Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds on nearby Cordell Hull Lake.

    More information on the park, including a photo gallery, in today's report in The Tennessean.

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  2. JeepMama

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    Beautiful!
     
  3. kckndrgn

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    WOW, what a beautiful water fall. May have to go there with the family this summer/fall.
     
  4. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    That is GORGEOUS!!
     
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    Have to put this on my to go list.... waterfall is beyond words.
     
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    That is a beautiful waterfall, would like to see it in person someday.
     
  7. Freebie5

    Freebie5 Happy Camping

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    Awesome and so proud of my Tennessee!
     
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    Nice waterfall!
     
  9. Hyperterex

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    Very Cool
     
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    If they make the waterfall "Old People Accessible", I'll definitely be paying it a visit.
     

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