Cummins Falls State Park is an idyllic, but rugged, 211-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.
The park’s has a primitive picnic area located across the road from the parking lot.
Cummins Falls offers several adventurous hiking trails ranging from moderate to difficult.
This section of the Blackburn Fork Scenic River is too shallow for boating, however, the river provides decent wade and bank fishing for bass and Bluegill