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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park located in the shadow of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville, is Tennessee's newest state park. The 19-acre park is designed to complement the Tennessee Capitol Building, give visitors a taste of Tennessee's history and natural wonder, and to serve as a lasting monument to Tennessee's Bicentennial celebration.



Big Cypress Tree State Natural Area This 330-acre natural area lies in the floodplain of the Middle Fork of the Obion River in West Tennessee. It consists of bottomland hardwood forests including species like bald cypress and tupelo, beaver and fox squirrel.  Big Cypress Tree is a day-use only natural area.  There are no overnight facilities. Greenfield


Big Hill Pond State Park lies in the southwestern part of McNairy County and encompasses approximately 5,000 acres of magnificent timberland and hardwood bottom land. Cypress Creek and Tuscumbia River border the property. Several oxbow lakes and sloughs add to the waterway. Pocahontas


Big Ridge State Park was one of five demonstration parks developed by the Tennessee Valley Authority in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps as an example of public recreation development along TVA lakeshores.  The heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the southern shore of TVA's Norris Lake in Union County, Tennessee. Maynardville



Bledsoe Creek State Park  There are approximately 26 camping sites with water and electrical hookups and also equipped with picnic tables and grills. There is a new bathhouse facility with showers and lavatories now available. No reservations are taken for camp sites.  There are approximately 6 miles of hiking trails, 1 mile of which is paved and accessible to persons with a disability. Gallatin


Booker T. Washington State Park  Situated on the shores of scenic Chickamauga Lake not far from the city of Chattanooga is 353-acre Booker T. Washington State Park.  The parks is named in honor of the famous leader, Booker Taliaferro Washington. Washington was born into slavery at Hale's Ford, Virginia, but with great determination he secured an education and went on to become one of our great Americans. Chattanooga


Burgess Falls State Natural Area, located in Middle Tennessee, lies on the eastern edge of Tennessee's Highland Rim adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau. This is characterized by sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, rolling water, and abundant mixed forest. The Falling Water River runs through the area, providing breathtaking scenery and numerous waterfalls. Sparta


Cedars of Lebanon State Park is named for the dense cedar forest that existed in the Biblical lands of Lebanon.  The park contains 900 acres which are used for intensive recreation.  An additional 8,100 acres are operated by the Parks Division as a natural area and by the Forestry Division as a State Forest. Lebanon


Chickasaw State Park is situated on some of the highest terrain in west Tennessee.  Of the area's 14,384 acres of timberland, 1,280 acres are used for recreation.  The remainder is state forest managed jointly by the State Forestry Division and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.  The park is located in Chester and Hardeman Counties, 18 miles south of Jackson, Tennessee on State Hwy. 100. Henderson


Cordell Hull Birthplace & Museum is a historic site owned by the State of Tennessee. The site is located on twenty acres of land in the rustic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains near Byrdstown, midway between Nashville and Knoxville.  The site consists of Hull's original log cabin birthplace, an activities center and a museum housing documents and artifacts.  The collection includes his Nobel Peace Prize that is on display. Byrdstown


Cove Lake State Park  It's 673 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley setting on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Mountains.  There are scenic nature trails and bike trails leading through the open grasslands and woodlands.  In the winter, several hundred Canada Geese make this lakeshore their feeding ground.  Nearby is the Devil's Race Trace whose steep pinnacle rock affords a panoramic view. Caryville


Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama.  It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America.   This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 as a project of the Farm Security Administration to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau. Crossville


Cummins Falls
State Park

Cummins Falls State Park is an idyllic, but rugged, 211-acre day-use park located nine miles north of Cookeville on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River on the Eastern Highland Rim. Located in the Cordell Hull Watershed, the area has been a scenic spot and swimming hole for local residents of Jackson and Putnam counties for more than 100 years. Cummins Falls is Tennessee’s eighth largest waterfall in volume of water and is 75 feet high. Cookeville


David Crockett State Park  Dedicated in May of 1959, in honor of one of Tennessee's most famous native sons, David Crockett State Park is located on U.S. Highway 64 in Lawrence County, one-half mile west of the City of Lawrenceburg.  David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician, industrialist and was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. Lawrenceburg


Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park has been preserved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as a historic site within the state park system.  The site consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichuckey River in Greene County, Tennessee.


Dunbar Cave State Park is located about one and a half miles northeast of downtown Clarksville, TN in Montgomery County.  This 110-acre natural area is honeycombed by caves and sinkholes, the most prominent being Dunbar Cave.  This 8.1 mile cave has historical, natural, archaeological and geological significance.  Excavations revealed that this cave has been occupied by man for thousands of years, drawn by its constant stream flow and natural air conditioning. Clarksville


Edgar Evins State Park encompasses approximately 6,000 acres on the shores of Center Hill Reservoir in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. It provides excellent recreational opportunities and accommodations on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee.  The park was named in memory of James Edgar Evins, an outstanding leader and former state senator who was instrumental in the development of Center Hill Dam and Reservoir. Mr. Edgar was the father of former U.S. Senator, Joe L. Evins. Silver Point


Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular recreation areas in America.  Its waterfalls, cascades, sparkling streams, gorges, timberland, and an unmatched variety of recreation facilities and activities have made it one of the most popular parks in the Southeast.  Fall Creek Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains, plunging 256 feet into a shaded pool at the base of its gorge. Pikeville and Spencer


Fort Loudoun State Historic Area  This 1,200-acre site is the location of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby were the principal towns of the Cherokee Nation including Tenase, namesake of our state, and Tuskegee, birthplace of the genius Sequoyah, commemorated by the Cherokee Nation's Museum.  Today the fort and the 1794 Tellico Blockhouse overlook TVA's Tellico Reservoir and the Appalachian Mountains. Vonore


Fort Pillow State Park  The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow, located in Lauderdale County on the Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, is rich in both historic and archaeological significance. In 1861, the Confederate Army built extensive fortifications here and named the site for General Gideon J. Pillow of Maury County. Because of its strategic location, the fort was taken by the Union Army who controlled it during most of the war. Henning


Frozen Head State Park is situated in the beautiful Cumberland Mountains of Eastern Tennessee near Wartburg. The 11,876 acres of relatively undisturbed forest contain some of the richest wildflower areas in Tennessee.  The parks lush vegetation, small streams, waterfalls and beautiful mountains make Frozen Head one of Tennessee's most scenic parks.  There are over 50 miles of foot trails. Wartburg


Harpeth Scenic River & Narrows Historic Area is the site of one of the oldest man-made tunnels in the United States.  Around 1818, Montgomery Bell, one of Tennessee's earliest and foremost captains of industry, planned and constructed the 290 foot long tunnel through the limestone ridge at the Narrows to provide sufficient fall of water to operate an iron manufacturing operation at the tunnel's downstream side.  Of Bell's holdings there, the tunnel, forge, mill and homesite, the tunnel is the most visible remnant. Kingston Springs


Harrison Bay State Park There are 128 RV campsites with water and electrical hookups.  Bathhouses are located in each of the 4 camping areas as well as a playground.  All types of boats and water recreation vehicles are allowed at the park.  A boat ramp is available to the general public and there is no fee.  There are three hiking trails at the park. There is a 4.5 mile trail, a .5 mile trail and 1 mile trail.  Trails are open year-round. Harrison


Henry Horton State Park  Set in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, 1,140-acre Henry Horton Park is located on the former estate of the late Henry H. Horton, 36th governor of Tennessee.  This park, located on the shores of the historic Duck River, provides hours of recreational enjoyment for the day or stay user in picturesque, pastoral Middle Tennessee.  The conference center and all meeting space will be open for rental to groups seven days a week. Chapel Hill


Hiwassee River State Park & Ocoee River is located on Spring Creek road at U.S. Hwy. 411, the Ocoee river on U.S. Hwy. 64.  The Hiwassee was the first river managed in the State Scenic River program.  This stretch of river offers canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking and nature photography.  The Ocoee River is a premier white-water river in the Southeastern United States possessing Class III, IV, and V rapids. Delano


Indian Mountain State Park is a multi-use facility in Campbell County near Tennessee's northern border.  In addition to providing camping and recreation opportunities, the 200-acre park is unique in that it was developed on reclaimed strip mine land.  Park visitors can enjoy fishing at the two small lakes, picnicking, camping, and two walking trails (one paved and one unpaved). Jellico


Johnsonville State Historic Park Located off U.S. Hwy. 70, the park is named for Military Governor Andrew Johnson.  This 600-acre park on the eastern side of Kentucky Lake overlooks the site of the Battle of Johnsonville.  Cavalry forces under Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest sank four Federal gunboats downstream and destroyed a Union Army supply depot at Johnsonville. New Johnsonville


Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park  The Cumberland Trail wanders among the remnants of the Cumberland Mountains that once rose as high as the Rockies. The trail represented a barrier to all who dared push through storied gaps westward onto and over the Cumberland plateau. It now provides a linkage north to south, forming natural connections and opportunities for scenic vistas and curious geological formations. Caryville


Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of three units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, and Bryant Grove.  Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs. Hermitage


Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park Bordering on the mighty Mississippi River, two-thirds of this 13,467-acre park are bottomland hardwood forests of large oak, cypress and tupelo.  The park also contains two lakes and many miles of hiking trails.  The Meeman Museum and Nature Center is named for Edward J. Meeman, courageous conservation editor of Scripps-Howard newspapers who helped establish this park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Millington


Montgomery Bell State Park is located seven miles east of Dickson in Dickson County. The rolling hills of Dickson County contain a treasure that was considered more precious than gold to the builders of young America. The treasure was iron ore, and it lured men by the hundreds to this area of Middle Tennessee. The site of the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church is located at Montgomery Bell State Park. Burns


Mousetail Landing State Park  This 1, 247-acre area is located on the east banks of the Tennessee River in the state's picturesque Western valley.  Tradition has it that Mousetail Landing received its name during the Civil War period when one of the area's tanning companies caught fire.  The exodus of mice fleeing the burning tannery was so profuse that the area in proximity of the park became known as Mousetail Landing.  Linden


Natchez Trace Resort State Park   With the many acres of scenic woodlands, the park also includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room resort inn and restaurant complex, cabins, group lodge, camping areas, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and archery range. Wildersville


Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park  This park was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the intrepid Confederate cavalry leader, who on November 4, 1864, attacked and destroyed the federal supply and munitions depot at (Old) Johnsonville at the mouth of Trace Creek. His operations were concentrated along the river in the vicinity of the park and the town of Eva. Eva


Norris Dam State Park  The Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex is a must-see for park visitors. The complex includes the Lenoir Pioneer Museum, an 18th Century Gristmill and Threshing barn. The park has 19 rustic vacation cabins and 10 three-bedroom deluxe cabins and there are two camping areas with 25 sites in the east section and 50 sites in the west section of the park. Many miles of woodland trails meander throughout the park and adjacent lands.. Lake City


Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park  The Old Stone Fort is a 2000-year old American Indian ceremonial site.  It consists of mounds and walls which combine with cliffs and rivers to form an enclosure measuring 1-1/4 miles around.  The 50-acres enclosed seem to have served as a central ceremonial gathering place for some 500 years. Manchester


Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River.  It is about 6 miles west of Morristown and 40 miles northeast of Knoxville.  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located about 45 miles south.  Near Point Lookout, the highest place in the park, the elevation reaches 1,460 feet above sea level.  Morristown


Paris Landing State Park is named for a steamboat and freight landing on the Tennessee River, dating back to the mid 1800's.  From here and other landings on the Tennessee River and Big Sandy River, supplies were transported to surrounding towns and communities by ox cart.  The 841-acre Paris Landing State Park is situated on the western shore of what is now Kentucky Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.  Buchanan


Pickett CCC Memorial State Park lies within the 19,200-acre Pickett State Forest, and is adjacent to the massive 120,000 acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Initial development of the area by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) occurred between 1934 through1942. The CCC constructed hiking trails, five rustic cabins, a recreation lodge, a ranger station and a 12-acre lake. The park memorializes and preserves the unique work of the CCC who first developed the park. Jamestown


Pickwick Landing State Park  Excellent fishing, a beautiful and challenging golf course, a marina and great accommodations are all available at Pickwick Landing State Park. Pickwick Landing was a riverboat stop dating from the 1840’s and in the 1930’s, the site was chosen for one of the Tennessee Valley Authority's dams on the Tennessee River. In the early 1970’s the inn, cabins, marina and picnic shelters were developed. Pickwick Dam


Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park  Pinson Mounds, one of two state archaeological parks, is a special park, set aside to protect the prehistoric remains found there.  The Pinson Mounds grouping consists of at least 15 earthen mounds, a geometic enclosure, habitation areas and related earthworks in an area that incorporates almost 1,200 acres. Pinson


Port Royal State Park  26-acre Port Royal is the site of one of Tennessee's earliest communities and trading centers.  It was an important site on the route to the West.  An old Indian trail that lead to the Ohio River had evolved into a major stagecoach route during the early 1800's and had crossed the Red River at Port Royal.  This is the route taken by the Cherokee Indians during their removal in 1837-38 known as the Trail of Tears. Adams


Radnor Lake State Natural Area is located in Davidson County in the midst of the Overton Hills, south of Metropolitan Nashville in the Oak Hill Community.  This natural area provides a variety of scenic spots and a diversity of natural habitats ranging from the lake, to streams and placid sloughs.  It even has some of the highest hills in the Nashville Basin. Wildlife is amazingly abundant. Nashville


Red Clay State Historic Park  The park encompasses 263-acres of narrow valleys formerly used as cotton and pasture land.  There are also forested ridges that average 200 feet or more above the valley floor.  The site contains a natural landmark, the Blue Hole Spring, which arises from beneath a limestone ledge to form a deep pool that flows into Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conasauga and Coosa River system. Cleveland


Reelfoot Lake State Park, located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, is one of the greatest hunting and fishing preserves in the nation.  The lake encompasses 25,000 acres (15,000 of which are water) and harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird, as well as the golden and American bald eagles.  Other animals are also diverse and abundant here.  Its many species of flowering and non-flowering plants attract botany enthusiasts from all over the country. Cypress dominates the margins of the lake, but many other trees and shrubs are also present. Tiptonville


Roan Mountain State Park encompasses 2,006 acres of southern Appalachian forest at the base of 6,285 foot Roan Mountain.  Park elevation ranges from 3,000 feet in the valley to around 3,700 feet on surrounding ridges.  Rich hardwood forests allow for a great diversity of life and a wide range of outdoor activities.  Park guests have opportunities to hike along creeks and ridges, fish for trout, play tennis, swim, tour a century old farmhouse, join rangers and naturalists for educational programs, and enjoy mountain music concerts. Roan Mountain


Rock Island State Park  The park features 10 cabins. The three bedroom/two bath cabins are completely equipped for housekeeping.  Rock Island has 60 campsites, each equipped with electrical and water hookups, grill, and picnic table.  The park has four hiking trails with the gorge area below the dam being the most popular.  Boating and fishing are very popular on Center Hill Lake as well as on Great Falls Lake. Rock Island


Rocky Fork
State Park

Rocky Fork State Park is 2,037 acres of scenic wilderness in Unicoi County, in the southern Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee. The park is approximately 30 minutes from both Johnson City and Asheville, N.C., and 10 miles from Erwin, the county seat. Rocky Fork was designated Tennessee’s 55th Tennessee State Park in October 2012. Flag Pond


Seven Islands State Birding Park

Seven Islands State Birding Park  The diverse natural landscape of aquatic and grassland habitats makes  a premier birding destination with more than 190 species of birds sighted. The park encompasses 416 acres along the French Broad River in Knox County, approximately 19 miles east of Knoxville. This peninsula of land features more than eight miles of natural trails, rolling hills and views of the Smoky Mountains Kodak


Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historical Site located in Pall Mall, Tennessee, pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, the backwoods marksman from the mountains of Tennessee who became one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I.  He was decorated with a dozen metals, including the Congressional Medal of Honor and the French Croix de Guerre.  The historic park includes the York family farm and the grist mill he operated for many years on the banks of the Wolf River. Pall Mall


South Cumberland Recreation Area is one of the newer Tennessee State Parks.  Almost all of the park lies atop the Cumberland Plateau and, unlike most state parks, it is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties.  The Visitor Center is located between Monteagle and Tracy City on Highway 41.  Visitors can also obtain information and directions from the visitor center. Monteagle


Standing Stone State Park covers nearly 11,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau of north-central Tennessee.  The quaint and rustic park is noted for its outstanding scenery, spring wildflowers, fossils and other natural diversity.  The park takes its name from the "Standing Stone," an eight-foot tall rock standing upright on a sandstone ledge, which was supposedly used as a boundary line between two separate Indian nations. Hilman


Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area is open from daylight to dark each day. The Visitors Center, which houses an interpretive facility with information, historic displays, and a theater, is open Monday through Saturday.  Picnicking is available at Sycamore Shoals with tables and grills provided.  A two-mile fitness trail constructed jointly between the park and adjacent hospital is also available. Elizabethton


T.O. Fuller State Park  When T.O. Fuller State Park opened in 1942 as Shelby Bluffs State Park, it opened as the first park for African-Americans East of the Mississippi River and the second park for African-Americans in the nation during the early 1940's.  This small step towards Dr. Fuller's dream for equality led to a new park name - T.O. Fuller State Park - in honor of Dr. Fuller's life time work for social justice. Memphis


Tims Ford State Park, located on the Tims Ford Reservoir in the rolling hills of southern middle Tennessee, is an outstanding recreational area and fishing paradise.  Long before the construction of Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory.  Archaeological excavations uncovered numerous artifacts and occupational sites, indicating that man had occupied the area as much as 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Winchester


Warrior's Path State Park was named for the park's proximity to the ancient war and trading path used by the Cherokee.  Since that time, the park land has known a long history of travelers, and is still a pathway for modern-day outdoor enthusiasts.  The 950-acre area was acquired from the Tennessee Valley Authority is 1952, to serve the people who live in or visit this section of Northeast Tennessee.  It is situated on the shores of TVA's Patrick Henry Reservoir on the Holston River. Kingsport


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