I have never had the chance to visit this waterfall. In fact, I didn’t even know it existed at all until a couple of weeks ago. In researching local swimming holes today, I discovered:
“The northeast side of Blackburn Fork River adjacent to Cummins Falls encompasses 186 acres and was sold at public auction May 15, 2010. At the urging of the board and volunteers with Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, a Cookeville resident, Dr. Glenn Hall, purchased the land and has generously agreed to give the Foundation one year to buy the land from him. [Their] option expires June 16, 2011. [They] need your help.”*
The deadline is very quickly approaching. Please, help save this beautiful waterfall for future generations. For more information please, visit: Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation or Make a Donation
* “Help Us SAVE Cummins Falls!.” Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation. 3 June 2011. <http://www.tenngreen.org/projects/save-cummins-falls/index.html>.
Update: Williams secures funding for TTU, S.T.E.M., Cummins Falls (Apparently, this article was published around May 28, 2011; however, I found no reference to any of this information on the Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation website. Needless to say, I’m a little confused.)
Update 9/18/11: Cummins Falls to become part of Burgess Falls By CookevilleTimes, Story Published: Jul 26, 2011 at 11:06 PM CDT
Update 6/3/12: Update on Cummins Falls 2012