Outdoor Adventures

Excitement Abounds in Jackson County

Are you on the lookout for the perfect place to hike, swim, paddle, sight-see, or even to lounge away with the sound of an owl hooting in the distance and the splash of a waterfall calling your name? Jackson County, the home of the famous Cummins Falls, is the perfect place for a fun getaway in vast nature spots and more. Check out our various state parks, campsites, and recreational spots so that you can begin your adventure today.

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Cummins Falls State Park

390 Cummins Falls Ln Gainesboro, TN 38562
Hiking, Park, Swimming, Water Activities

Cummins Falls State Park is a 282-acre state park located northwest of Cookeville in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its namesake, Cummins Falls, is a 75-foot waterfall, which is located on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River.

***IMPORTANT***  Visitors wishing to visit the gorge at Cummins Falls State Park are required to obtain a Gorge Access Permit. The new, online Gorge Access Permit is available here

Lake Meadow Farm

948 Holleman Bend Ln Granville, TN 38564
Horseback Riding

With thousands of lakeside acres to ride, come and explore the Sportsman's Paradise that is Cordell Hull Lake - aboard a smooth riding gaited horse. You haven't experienced Tennessee - until you've ridden a Tennessee Walking Horse!

Roaring River Park

10417 Dodson Branch Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Campground, Hiking, Park, Paddling, Swimming, Water Activities

Roaring River Park is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, near Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Many people enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hunting and hiking in this wonderful natural area.

Salt Lick Creek Recreation Area & Campground

520 Salt Lick Park Ln Gainesboro, TN 38562
Boat Ramp, Campground, Fishing, Hiking, Park, Paddling, Swimming, Water Activities

Salt Lick Creek Campground is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just 10 miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Families and friends enjoy coming to the lake for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, and relaxing in the outdoors.

The Boils WMA

2036 Roaring River Rd Gainesboro, TN 38562
Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Park, Swimming, Water Activities

The Boils WMA is mostly floodplain habitat along Roaring River. The parking area is a good location to walk on a gravel bar in the river and take in some scenery. The southern portion of the WMA (south of Hwy 135) is mostly upland hardwood forests on steep slopes.

Wartrace Creek Recreation Area

3711 Gladdice Hwy Gainesboro, TN 38562
Boat Ramp, Fishing, Swimming, Water Activities

Wartrace Creek Recreation Area is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just nine miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains.

Wildwood Resort and Marina

7316 Granville Hwy Granville, TN 38564
Bar, Boat Slips, Lodging, Live Music, Marina, Restaurant, Event Venue, Water Activities

Wildwood Resort & Marina is a hidden gem located on Cordell Hull Lake along the Cumberland River one mile south of Historic Granville, Tennessee. We offer 120 boat slips for rent up to 60’, cabins and lodge rooms, vintage airstreams, a floating Harbor Cottage and lakeside chalet for weekend and weekly rental, pontoon boat, kayak, canoe and stand up paddle boards for rent, a ship’s store and cafe as well as the full service Timberloft Restaurant open on weekends in season. Wildwood is the perfect destination site for corporate retreats, weddings, family reunions as well as small groups and couples seeking a relaxing getaway.