Tag Archive: State Park

May 09

BASE OF FALL CREEK FALLS TRAIL: Tennessee

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Base of Fall Creek Falls Trail was the only trail that we had time for in our drive to Chattanooga.  Obviously not enough time for this marvelous state park.  Filled with waterfalls, hiking trails, and various other activities.  Fall Creek Falls State Park is the gem of the Tennessee State Park System.  Home to the …

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May 02

Twin Falls: Rock Island State Park

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Twin Falls was the reason we hit Rock Island State Park as we driving from Cookeville Tennessee to Chattanooga.  The state park has plenty offer.  But if you are like us and don’t have enough time, Rock Island State Park is still a good visit.  Most things are right off the park road.  Also the …

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Apr 28

Rock Island State Park

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Rugged beauty, historic buildings, epic waterfalls, and hiking is what Rock Island State Park has to offer.  Unfortunately, our day trip through the area did not afford the time to do all that.  In fact, I would not even call it a day trip.  More of a vacation survey. What we found out was we …

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Apr 21

Cummins Falls State Park

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Breathtaking… pretty much sums up a visit to Cummins Falls State Park.  A rugged little park with just enough adventure for the weekend warrior.  Cummins Falls State Park is a 211-acre day-use park located in what I would call the heart of Tennessee’s waterfall country.  Home to Cummins Falls, a 75-foot-high waterfall and Tennessee’s 8th …

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Jan 27

Beavers Bend: Oklahoma State Park

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Beavers Bend is THE family outdoor destination in southeastern Oklahoma.  Located alongside Broken Bow Lake, Beavers Bend has just about all a person needs to get away from the rat race.  Time was in a ‘no passing zone’ once we were in the park.  There was just something about the place that made it very easy …

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Dec 03

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a nice little oasis in Albuquerque New Mexico.  It provides its visitors access to the Paseo del Bosque trail, a 16-mile bike trail that follows the Rio Grande.  Besides its easy on and off access to the trail, the Rio Grande Nature Center is a good place to …

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Nov 03

Petit Jean State Park

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Petit Jean State Park is arguably the best state park in Arkansas and worth a visit if you find yourself traveling along I-40.  While Petit Jean State Park is most famous for its spectacular 95 foot waterfall called Cedar Falls it also has a variety of other things to keep its visitors entertained.  This large 2,658 …

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Oct 19

Devil’s Den State Park

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Devil’s Den State Park was an impulse stop when we were driving south on Interstate 49 and we were glad that we did stop.  Not having a bunch of time to explore this 2,500 acre state park of Arkansas, we did as much as we could before we had to move on.  Our time at …

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Sep 10

Natural Falls State Park: A Treat for the Senses

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Natural Falls State Park is home to one of the two tallest waterfalls in the state of Oklahoma.  Natural Falls  shares the honor of being the tallest with Turner Falls located in the Arbuckle Mountains in the south central part of the state.  Natural Falls aka Dripping Springs Falls is a beautiful multiple waterfall flowing over …

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Feb 27

Slide Rock State Park

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Slide Rock State Park is an extremely popular state park in the Red Rock Country of Arizona.  Luckily for us we were visiting in the fall during the middle of the week, and got to share this nice little park with just a handful of people.  Now a summertime visit would be fun because the …

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