Most of the time competitions are held at Rock Island, on the Caney Fork River at Great Falls just below the powerhouse. The Caney Fork river begins in central Tennessee and flows North West for 144 miles before merging into the Cumberland River in Smith County, near Carthage Tennessee. Caney Fork is formed by the confluence of the Collins and Rocky rivers.
The Caney Fork is controlled by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) which provides flood control and power generation for the surrounding area via the Great Falls Dam and Center Hill Dam. Great Falls Dam was built for power generation by the Tennessee Electric Power Company and completed in 1916. It was later purchased by TVA in 1939. Whitewater rapids below the dam are world renowned for kayaking and canoeing and have been the site for national and international paddling events. In 1998 and 1999 the Caney Fork river within Rock Island State Park was the location for the U.S. Freestyle Kayak Team Trials.
Directions from Rock Island State Park to Twin Falls overlook
Turn left at park entrance on 287, turn left at stop sign onto 136, turn left on Power House Road, drive till the road forks and keep right, drive to the end of the road. Power House Road (for GPS, put in Power House Road and follow the road to the very end)