Falling Water River

The scenic Falling Water River rises in Welch Hollow just west of Monterey at the edge of the Cumberland Plateau, traversing the Eastern Highland Rim before descending more than 600-feet before exiting the hollow at the southern edge of Buck Mountain into Cookeville's City Lake. This ideal floating and fishing river runs its course, creating the Putnam/White County border and emptying into Center Hill Lake along the Caney Fork. The river is noted for flowing over a series of three waterfalls, culminating in the 136-foot Burgess Falls, as it drops from the Highland Rim to the Nashville Basin.
Monterey/Cookeville/Sparta, TN