The centerpiece of Cummins Falls State Park is the waterfall, which cascades 75 feet into a large pool below

Jackson County – Cummins Falls State Park, located in Jackson County, Tennessee, has been named one of the top destinations for outdoor enthusiasts in the state by Readers Digest. With its breathtaking waterfalls, scenic hiking trails and picturesque swimming holes, Cummins Falls is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty of Tennessee.

“We are thrilled to see Cummins Falls recognized as one of Tennessee’s top outdoor destinations,” said Amy New, President and CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. “This park is the pinnacle of outdoor experience in the TN park system, giving visitors a chance to immerse themselves in some of the most gorgeous scenery in America.”

The centerpiece of Cummins Falls State Park is the waterfall, which cascades 75 feet into a large pool below. Visitors can hike down to the base of the falls and swim in the pool, making it a popular spot for families and adventure seekers. The park also boasts miles of hiking trails that wind through the forest, providing visitors with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

“Natural assets, like Cummins falls, create a one-of-a-kind quality of life for residence in the upper Cumberland. Natural assets like these aid in attracting businesses to relocate here and establish a larger workforce for our region, while also providing a unique place for people to live and work” said New.

Cummins Falls State Park also offers a range of other activities, including fishing and birdwatching.

“Cummins Falls State Park is one of several parks and natural areas across our region that attracts thousands of national and international visitors each year.” said Shan Stout, Director of Tourism for the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors Bureau. “In addition, it adds value to local residents’ quality of life by offering various sources of recreation for all ages including hiking and swimming with breathtaking waterfall views from above and below the gorge.”

For more information about Cummins Falls State Park, including hours of operation and trail maps, visit the Cookeville Visitors Bureau in Downtown Cookeville or visit the Tennessee State Parks website  at

Photo courtesy of Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.

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