Cummins Falls News
Cummins Falls is an approximate 70-foot, multi-tiered waterfall in Jackson County, just 20 minutes north of Cookeville. It is pristine and beautiful. It is one of Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation’s priority “Tennessee Treasures” and it should be the centerpiece of Tennessee’s newest State Park.
Cummins Falls encompasses 186 acres that was sold at public auction in May. At the urging of the TPGF Board of Directors and volunteers, a Cookeville resident, Dr. Glenn Hall, purchased the property and generously agreed to give the Foundation a one (1) year Option to Purchase in order to raise the money needed to buy the land. Our option expires June 16, 2011. We need your help.
We must raise a million dollars to conserve Cummins Falls and this beautiful place is worth it. We need your help to give and to join the committee. We are urging clubs and individuals to pledge to fund one acre at the cost of $5,686. Some individuals are hosting house parties to raise funds, others are pledging to fund an acre over two or three years, and still others are giving whatever amount they can. Whatever you can do – we need your help. What a gift to our future generations!
If you are interested in visiting the waterfall, we will host hikes on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00AM, beginning in November. Pre-registration is required. Call Dianne Naff at 615-386-3171 or Steve Walsh at 615-545-0195 for more information, or email email@example.com.