Happy Yaker







We are Centrally located near many

Waterfalls, Caves, State Parks and Natural Areas


Rock Island State Park  Caney Fork River gorge and Twin Falls are at the end of our street.

Lost Creek Falls 25 minutes 

Virgin Falls  35 minutes

Burgess Falls 25 minutes 

Window Cliffs 35 minutes 

Fall Creek Falls 35 minutes  

List of Tennessee Natural Areas

Tennessee State Parks



Cumberland Caverns

Lost Creek Falls & Cave 



Great Falls Lake 

Great Falls Lake is one of the best-kept secrets in the Middle Tennessee. The 1800-acre reservoir formed by Great Falls Dam offers 120 miles of shoreline and a wide variety of boating and fishing experiences. The reservoir lake area is 22 miles along the Caney Fork and 10 miles along the Collins River plus a short stretch along the Rocky River.  It is home to the actual “Rock Island” located near the confluence of the Caney Fork and Rocky Rivers. Located near the entrance to Rock Island State Park is King’s Landing public boat ramp, it provides easy access as well as Cotten’s Marina.


Center Hill Lake 

At the boat ramp inside Rock Island State Park is where the tail waters of Great Falls Dam create Center Hill Lake. 


Kayak - Boat Rentals

Cotten’s Marina Just down the street from us

Smooth Rapids (McMinnville, 15 minutes away) Collins River Trips



Within a mile there is 

Rock Island Market (Meat&Three, Burgers, Catfish, Pies, Breakfast)


Cotten's Marina ( Food, Beer, Music & Boats)


The Landing (Meat&Three, Pies, Cake, Breakfast) is about 5 minutes away. 


Foglight Foodhouse (Steaks, Etouffee, Pasta, Beer) within walking distance 


Happy Trails Brewing, Co. ( 15 minutes up the road in Sparta)


Calfkiller Brewing, Co.  ( 20 minutes up the road in Sparta)


Shops of Rock Island

Rustic Touch Specialty Shop 

Lazy Daisy consignment & Antiques

Rock Island Pottery Company ( Pottery, Art, Antiques, Seasonal Outdoor Market)

Rock Island Market

Taylor's (Beer store) 

The Best Dollar General Store in the State of Tennessee