Katie R.

Bell Buckle, TN

Joined December 2019

Lots of great history!

Drove over to this park today to check out some hiking trails. The trials were beautiful and full of information. The river, falls, and trails were beautiful for a short little hike.

I was very sad to see the campground was closed. The bridge that leads to the campground was blocked by concrete barriers with “Coffee County TDOT” written on them. I wish I had gotten a picture but didn’t think about it at the time.

Great place!

We stayed at the main campground at Tim’s Ford State Park over the 4th of July weekend. The place was packed but it was a great experience. Everyone was nice and friendly, campers and employees.

The best thing about this spot is the lake access for swimming. We stayed at site 37 and the walking trail down to the lake was right next to our site. The trail leads to a great swimming or fishing spot. We will definitely be back!

There’s also a small marina at the state park where you can rent pontoon boats, kayaks, and paddle boards. It’s just a short drive from the main campground.

If you’re into eating out some when you came there’s also two great restaurants near by. The Hard dock Cafe at Tim’s Ford marina and the Blue Gill Grill at Holiday landing both have great food.

Great family trip!

Our family just took a 3 night trip to Rock Island State Park. As a mama, I felt totally safe and comfortable at this park with 10 year old twin girls. The playground and restrooms were a short bike ride so they were never too far from camp. We were also VERY impressed with the cleanliness of the camp. Park rangers could be seen cleaning the restrooms and grounds every hour. With all the craziness going on, it was really comforting to see them going above and beyond to keep everyone safe. We took time to hike a few of the trails in the park. The trail that goes by the bluff was nice and easy. Our favorite was the Eagle trail. The views and trail itself were stunning! We will definitely be back!