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Cummins Falls State Park

Cummins Falls State Park is an idyllic, but rugged, 282-acre day-use park located nine miles north of Cookeville on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River on the Eastern Highland Rim. Located in the Cordell Hull Watershed, the area has been a scenic spot and swimming hole for local residents of Jackson and Putnam counties for more than 100 years. Cummins Falls is Tennessee’s eighth largest waterfall in volume of water and is 75 feet high.

Approximate Distance from Armour's Hotel & Spa

45 min (34.1 miles)

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Before you visit Cummins Falls, please note:
  • Gorge Access Permit required to visit the base of the waterfall.
  • The base of the waterfall is only accessible on fair-weather days.
  • Cummins Falls is a natural area with inherent safety risks.
  • The gorge is prone to flash flooding.
  • Visiting the gorge is a very strenuous and physical activity.
  • You should comply with the park’s safety instructions.
  • We recommend that children 5 and under not go to the falls.
  • Children under 12 must wear life vests at falls and be accompanied by an adult.
  • Visiting the waterfall will require:
    • Strenuous Hiking
    • Swimming or wading through water
    • Climbing Rocks
    • Crossing Slippery Rocks

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The information contained on or available through this website is general in nature. Armour’s Hotel & Spa makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on, or available through, this website, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources.

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