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Sunday, April 10, 2016, Rock Island State Park, Rock Island, TN, 68 Miles, 6,680 Miles for the Trip

A short drive to Rock Island State Park. Light rain during much of the morning, but warmer than yesterday. I'm in site 3, a water & electric site for $20.19 per night. The site is level, paved, and close to the bathrooms. After setting up the trailer I went looking for the waterfalls in the park. The park is on both sides of the lake & Caney Fork River with a power plant in the middle of things. There are waterfalls along the river with a couple of observation overlooks near the falls. Since the road over the dam is closed (like most roads over dams in the US since 9/11) you have a 5 mile drive to cross the river to get the overlook for the falls below the power plant. I took a bunch of photos from a couple of different locations.

Site 3, Rock Island State Park Part of the lake below the power plant The Upper Falls
The Upper Falls Viewing Downstream From the Upper Falls The Lower Falls
The Power plant The Lower Falls  

While I have 2 bars of AT&T on the iPhone & a 4G LTE Verizon signal, the Verizon connection is slow enough to be barely usable. Luckily, the campground has WiFi & it is fast enough that I used it. It did drop the connection every once in a while, but I can live with it.

After getting back to the campsite I read for a bit (Stephen King's Finders Keepers) then headed for the showers. Excellent showers with heat, shower curtains, good adjustable shower heads, and a small, but dry drying area with a big bench & plenty of hooks. In addition to well designed bathrooms, there is a small (one washer, one dryer) laundry that is only $1.00 per load.

Dinner was a grilled chicken patty & the left over rice & broccoli from yesterday.

Until next time -

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