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. 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.