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Blackburn Fork Scenic River

Blackburn Fork River is located on the Highland Rim in the Upper Cumberland Plateau. It is a tributary of the Roaring River originating near Cookeville, Tennessee. The rivers most significant geological, scenic and recreational feature is Cummins Falls. It is the eighth largest waterfall in Tennessee and is located within Cummins Falls State Park. The park provides a ½ mile hiking trail to the overlook and a 1.6 mile trail to the popular swimming hole at the base of the falls. Smallmouth Bass are a favorite catch for anglers who wade the river or fish from rocky banks.

Jackson County

Class I Natural Area from Cummings Mill Road downstream for 1.5 miles; Class II Pastoral River Area 1.5 miles downstream of Cummins Mill Road approximately 12.5 miles downstream to the confluence of the Roaring River. Designated 1968.


Cummins Falls State Park
390 Cummins Falls Lane, Cookeville, TN 38501
Park Staff
(931) 520-6631
After Hours & Weekend Calls (Ranger Cell Phone)
(931) 261-3471


This Page Last Updated: September 6, 2019 at 11:38 AM