Reservations open for waterfall tour

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For a decade the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, a non-profit organization founded to assist the park, has held a Waterfall Tour fundraiser. Participants ride in vans or buses to selected area waterfalls and have lunch in a restaurant along the way.

This year the date will be March 16 and the falls will be Cummins, Roaring River and Waterloo, with lunch at the Golden Corral in Cookeville. Cameras are welcome.

The cost for the trip is still just $10 pet person, plus the price of your lunch. The registration will be at 8 a.m. at the park's Visitors Center and the caravan will return to the park mid-afternoon. Advance reservations are required.

To make reservations phone the park office: (931) 858-2114 or toll free 1-800-250-8619, Extension 107 or 102. There is a limit of 60 persons so it is advisable to make reservations as soon as possible.

Edgar Evins State Park is located on Center Hill Lake between Smithville and Cookeville.

It is easily accessible from Cannon County by taking the Gassaway Road off Highway 70-S to Liberty at Highway 70 East, past Dowelltown to the top of Snow Hill, then left on Highway 96 (Dale Ridge Road). It is then about 12 miles over the dam and past the Corps of Engineers facility to the park. The entrance will be on the right, across from the Big Rock Market.

Fount Bertram, Bradyville, President of the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park explains the decision to return a second year to Cummins Falls, "Last year Cummins Falls had just been established as a new Tennessee State Park so we decided to return to see first hand what improvements have been made; the other two falls on this year's agenda have not been visited for a while."

For more information about the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park you may visit the website or

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