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Situated in northwestern Tennessee, Big Cyprus Tree State Park is named for the country's largest bald cypress - and what was the largest tree east of the Mississippi River. Though the actual Big Cypress Tree was struck by lightning in 1976 at 1,350 years old, the park is today well known for hiking, picnicking and nature viewing.
Cedars of Lebanon State Park is located in Wilson County and is part of the Cedars of Lebanon State Forest. Eight miles of hiking trails meander through the cedar forests and glades. There are four trails in the park where you may catch a glimpse of fox, deer, squirrel, rabbits and turkey throughout the park.
The 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. Chickasaw State Park offers various activities for visitors to embark on, including more than four miles of easy to moderate hiking trails and bicycle friendly roads.
Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park includes a representation of Hull's log cabin birthplace and period gardens, the Cordell Hull Museum which displays a variety of photographs and artifacts and an activities center. The park also includes the Hull Library and Archives that houses the entire Cordell Hull Collection consisting of more than 1,500 books and hundreds of original photographs, documents and artifacts.
Cove Lake's 717-acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau. Scenic nature trails lead through a diversity of wetlands and woodlands offering wildlife viewing for the nature enthusiast. A paved walking/biking trail provides easy access to all park facilities.
The Cumberland Trail follows a line of pristine high ridges and deep gorges lying along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. The state is continuing to partner with the Cumberland Trails Conference (CTC), an associate organization of the Tennessee Trails Association, and other volunteers to solicit public and private support for acquisition of additional land along the trail. Once completed, the hiking trail will extend 282 miles from Cumberland Gap, on the Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky border to the Tennessee River gorge, on the Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia border.
Cummins Falls State Park is an idyllic, but rugged, 282-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.
This 105-acre historic park, just upstream from the falls of the scenic Nolichucky River, is maintained as a memorial to David Crockett. This area includes a limestone marker and replica cabin, as well as visitor center exhibits. Nearby is the Cherokee National Forest and his father's Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown.
Dunbar Cave State Park is set on 110 acres in north-central Tennessee and is home to the eight-mile Dunbar Cave - one of the largest caves in Montgomery County. The park itself holds historical, natural, archaeological, and geological significance, and features recreational activities while hosting multiple community events in the large entrance to Dunbar Cave.
indian Mountain State Park is a 200-acre park located in Campbell County near Tennessee's northern border. It serves as a living demonstration of how good environmental practices can reclaim wasteland and convert it to beneficial use. Visitors to the park are likely to see geese, ducks, beaver, blue heron and an occasional deer.
The more than 20 miles of hiking trails provide a variety of terrain and range from pleasant strolls to longer jaunts for the more adventurous. Trails include a self-guided, paved arboretum trail and the five and a half-mile Volunteer Trail that follows the lake shore. The park also offers a reservable picnic shelter and lakeside backcountry camping sites.
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is a 13,476-acre hardwood bottomland area bordering the mighty Mississippi River 13 miles north of Memphis featuring mature Bald Cypress and Tupelo swamp. Most of the facilities are on top of the majestic Chickasaw Bluffs that rise from the bottomlands and are covered with large oaks, American beech, hickory and sweet gum.
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park features eight cabins overlooking the Kentucky Lake. Six cabins offer two bedrooms with two full-size beds in each room and full baths. One cabin is accessible to persons with a disability and is equipped with three beds and two accessible bathrooms. There is also one rustic log cabin located on a secluded ridge overlooking Kentucky Lake.
The main hiking trail follows the wall of Old Stone Fort which was used by the Native Americans as a ceremonial gathering place. The trail threads through dramatic scenery where you can see the original entrance of the fort which was designed to face the exact spot on the horizon where the sun rises during the summer solstice.
Paris Landing State Park is an 841-acre park located on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which is dammed to form Kentucky Lake (160,000 acres). The park sits on the widest part of the lake miking it the perfect locations for all water sports such as fishing, boating, swimming and waterskiing.
Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,368-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. The park is day-use only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs.
Reelfoot Lake State Park is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee and is noted for its fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. The 15,000-acre lake was created by a series of violent earthquakes in 1811-1812 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time, creating Reelfoot Lake.
Rock Island State Park is an 883-acre park located on the headwaters of Center Hill Lake at the confluence of the Caney Fork, Collins and Rocky Rivers. The rugged beauty of the park includes the Caney Fork Gorge below Great Falls Dam. These overlooks are some the most scenic and significant along the Eastern Highland Rim.
Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park is 2,076 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. Part of the Rocky Fork watershed, the land was designated a Tennessee State Park in October 2012, but wasn't officially opened and staffed until May 2015. As of January 2019, Rocky Fork State Park has been named after Senator Lamar Alexander for his continued efforts in keeping Tennessee a safe and healthy place to live.
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