Every year, the Upper Cumberland attracts new people and tourists to the area. With all of the natural waterfalls, state parks and clean lakes, it’s easy to see why the Upper Cumberland is one of the most scenic places in the south. Looking to visit the area? Here is a list of the Most Scenic Places in the Upper Cumberland.

Cummins Falls

Jackson County, Tennessee

Named 1 of the 10 best swimming holes in America by Travel and Leisure magazine, this amazing state park is a must see. The falls stand at 75′ high, and it’s noted as the 8th largest waterfall in volume in Tennessee.

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Burgess Falls State Park

Sparta, Tennessee

Located on the Falling Water River, Burgess Falls is known for its beauty and 4 waterfalls that are 250+ feet high.

Virgin Falls

Sparta, Tennessee

Another huge waterfall, Virgin Falls stands at 110-foot high and located near the Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness in White County.

Ozone Falls

Cumberland County, Tennessee

Ozone Falls is a 43-acre natural area in Cumberland County. The waterfall drops into a pool that is great for swimming. A rock house amphitheater can be seen behind the falls that was created over time by nature. Cool fact: Ozone Falls was selected for filming scenes for the movie “Jungle Book.”

Rock Island State Park

Rock Island, Tennessee

Rock Island State Park is a massive park located on the headwaters of Center Hill Lake. The park has several hiking trails with some pretty amazing views. The park includes an Old cotton mill, spring castle, beach & waterfalls.