Located in the Standing Stone State Forest on the Cumberland Plateau, the park got its name from the Standing Stone, a 12-foot tall rock that stands upright on the sandstone ledge and previously used as a boundary line between two Indian nations. The Indians placed a portion of the rock upon an improvised monument to preserve it after it fell.
The spacious park boasts of 36 campsites, all equipped with a grill, water, picnic tables, and electricity. Seven modern cabins can be reserved up to a year in advance and 17 historic WPA cabins. All cabins have a microwave oven, cooking utensils, linens, and housekeeping appliances. The area also offers three group lodges, ranging in accommodations and sizes.
This pet-friendly state park hosts the famous National Rolley Hole Marble Tournament every September, and it has been an annual event for more than thirty years. Dogs of all sizes are allowed at the campgrounds at no additional fee. There is a charge of $10 pet fee for the first night and $5 per night after that, for the pet-friendly cabin.
Dogs need to be leashed at all times and cannot be left unattended. Pet parents must bring dog scooper bags and clean up after their pooches. Spike is allowed on the trails so you can take him on a scenic hike with you and perhaps even pose for some photos. Other areas where your four-legged best friend can go to are the camping cabins, and tent areas and the dedicated dog walk area at the campground.
However, there is no specific area for smaller pooches. There is plenty of room for the pooches, as well as children to enjoy various activities, exercise, and socialize. You can rent paddleboats, and fishing boats and bring your kayak or canoe if you are up for more adventures.