Families visiting Fall Creek Falls State Park who want a change of pace should hop on over to Rock Island State Park, just a few miles down the road. Named after an island in the Caney Fork River, the park offers two lakes. For those wanting to spend a day on Great Falls Lake, a trip to Cotten’s Marina is where to start.
A family business, Cotten’s Marina is the only full-service marina on the lake and offers boat rentals, bait and tackle supplies, and plenty of food and drinks. Available for rent are pontoon boats, jon boats, pedal boats, water skis, wake boards and inflatable tubes. Boat storage is also available for anyone bringing their boat with them while vacationing on the Cumberland Plateau. Fishing is very popular on Great Falls Lake and there are plenty of fish to catch from Largemouth Bass and Crappie to Walleye and Bluegills. For any help or tips with catching the local fish, Cotton’s Marina is sure to help visitors out. Swimming is also quite popular on the lake and with a pontoon boat rental, families can swim, water ski or go tubing. Cotten’s can also help ease hunger pains while enjoying a day on the water. Their marina restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and offers favorites like cheeseburgers and chicken quesadillas. Patio dining provides the perfect environment for guests to relax, enjoy a bite to eat and a cold drink. When deciding on where to visit in Middle Tennessee, families can’t go wrong with Great Falls Lake and a day spent on the water. Cotten’s Marina makes that day enjoyable and fulfilling by supplying all a family may need from boat rentals to dinner