The Devil’s Millhopper State Park

In the midst of North Florida’s sandy terrain and pine forests, a bowl-shaped cavity 120 feet deep leads down to a miniature rain forest. Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park is located at 4732 Millhopper Road in Gainesville Florida. For more information, click here.

Burgess Falls State Park

Located on the Falling Water River, this day-use park is noted for its natural beauty and four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation. The last of these falls is the most spectacular, plunging more than 130 feet into the gorge. The Burgess Falls trail is one of the most popular in the park, it’s a 1.6 mile out and back trail with an incredible  view of the waterfall. Keep in mind this is a day use only park, and no camping is permitted.  Burgess Falls State Park  is located at 4000 Burgess Falls Dr, Sparta, TN. For more information, click here.

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. No camping is allowed at Cummins Falls, however, cabins and camping are offered at Standing Stone State Park and Edgar Evins State Park .  Cummins Falls State Park is located at 390 Cummins Falls Ln, Cookeville, TN. For more information, click here.

Rock Island State Park

Rock Island State Park is an 883-acre park located on the headwaters of Center Hill Lake at the confluence of the Caney Fork, Collins and Rocky Rivers.  The rugged beauty of the park includes the Caney Fork Gorge below Great Falls Dam. The Caney Fork River Gorge contains scenic overlooks, waterfalls, deep pools and limestone paths perfect for hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and exploring. The park has two campgrounds offering 60 different campsites that can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. 10 cabins are also available to rent.  Rock Island State Park is located at 82 Beach Road Rock Island, TN. For more information, click here.

Carter Caves State Park

Carter Caves State Resort Park is a geological wonder both above ground and below! This park has everything, literally! I have never seen a park with so many amenities as Carter Caves State Resort Park. To give you an example; the park has tennis courts, restaurants,  cave tours, camping, hiking trails, gem mining, mini golf, fishing and so so much more! Carter Caves State Resort Park is located at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive HillKentucky. For more information, click here.

Cumberland Falls State Park

Cumberland Falls in Corbin Kentucky is a stunning piece of Kentucky’s landscape and a sight everyone should see. Often called the “Niagara of the South,” it’s an unexpected rush of beauty tucked into the breathtaking Kentucky landscape. Another feature that truly makes Cumberland Falls unique is its rare moonbow. This rare phenomenon is not found anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, and can only be seen on certain nights of the year. Check out the website for Cumberland Falls State Resort Park here.

Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Resort Park is a Kentucky state park located in Powell and Wolfe Counties along the Middle Fork of the Red River, adjacent to the Red River Gorge Geologic Area and surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. Its namesake natural bridge is the centerpiece of the park. Hiking, Kayaking, Fishing, and camping are popular activities enjoyed within the park. There is even a sky lift for a more relaxing climb to the natural bridge. For more information, click here.

Pedernales Falls State Park

At Pedernales Falls State Park, you can camp, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, bird watch and ride horses. On the river, you can swim, wade, tube or fish. Look for local wildlife and plants at the bird blind and butterfly garden. Pedernales Falls State Park is located at 2585 Park Road 6026, in Johnson City, Texas. For more information, click here.

Tallulah Gorge State Park

One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor. A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tallulah Gorge State Park is located at 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. For more information, click here.

Little River Canyon

Beautiful waterfalls, breath-taking overlooks, wooded trails, and peaceful picnic areas – Little River Canyon has something for everyone. The Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. The 15,288 acre preserve spans from Fort Payne, Alabama down to Cedar Bluff, Alabama. The Visitor Center is located on AL Hwy 35. The entrance is located on the left just before you cross the AL Hwy 35 Bridge (Fort Payne side). For more information, click hereLittle River Canyon is made up of forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Little River Canyon is open year-round from sunrise to sunset! This is a day use only park and camping is prohibited.