Outdoors By City

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

P. O. Box 187, Brownsville, TN 38012; (731) 772-0501
Located only four miles south of Brownsville on U. S. Hwy. 76 are 11,556-acres of the Hatchie Scenic River that comprise the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. It offers nature at its best with nine natural oxbow lakes, as well as a man-made lake for fishing, more than 200 species of birds, about 50 mammals and a myriad of reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

Big Buck Resort

205 Sparks Road; Hornsby, TN  38044; 731-658-2246; Fax 731-658-2255; bigbuckresort@gmail.com; www.bigbuckresorttn.com

Come take the outdoors in at Big Buck Resort!  Join us at our peaceful, relaxing park. We have cabins, RV and tent sites. We have 30 amp and 50 amp full hookups surrounded by beautiful woodlands.  Book your cabin or campsite today for a nice relaxing stay in the peaceful serenity of the Tennessee Woodlands.  Swimming pool, free Wi-fi, pool and ping pong table, ATV trails, Horseshoes, rifle/pistol range, trap range, archery range, Jon boat and bike rentals, playground, event rooms, hiking trails, stocked ponds, and special events and activities. Do you have a big day planned and need a great place to hold your gathering?  We can accommodate your wedding, reception, family reunion, class reunion, birthday party or other social gatherings. We have great prices and flexible scheduling.  Office open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm.

Liberty Garden

Located at the corner of Stonebridge and Channing Way; (731) 425-8227
Liberty Garden was created as a memorial to September 11, 2001.  It is a passive park with a 1/2 acre walking trail, gazebo, picnic tables, garden benches and plenty of green space for creative play.  Points of interest include Freedom Plaza which includes a Freedom Shrine (30 Historical American documents), a Veteran’s Memorial Wall for Madison County Fallen Soldiers (Beginning with WW I), a decorative, round, concrete replica of the Tennessee Flag, and an arboretum marked with the trees’ scientific and common names. 

Joy-O RV Park

150 Hwy. 138 & I-40, Denmark, TN 38391; (731) 424-3725; E-Mail: annreid33@aol.com
Open year round. Joy-O RV Park has 20 pull-thru sites with electric, water and sewage; 10 back in spaces with electric and water; and 10 tent sites. Bath house and laundry open all night. Swimming pool open May 31st until Labor Day. All sites have shade and grass patios. Also available is an open field for sports, a meeting room and telephone hookups at some sites. Grocery store and restaurant within walking distance.  Located 11 miles west of Jackson on I-40 and Hwy. 138 Exit 68, go south on Hwy. 138 for 100 yards and turn left at the Joy-O Park Entrance Sign. If you are heading Hwy. 70 West turn right and go 3/4 mile and turn right at the entrance sign. 

Cypress Grove Nature Park

Located four minutes from downtown Jackson on Highway 70 West; (731) 425-8316
Established in 1984 to preserve part of Jackson’s natural river bottom habitat, Cypress Grove consists of 165 acres of Cypress forest and features trails, more than two miles of elevated boardwalk, a pond and a lake, home to various mammals, frogs, fish, turtles and more than 175 species of birds. The site also features the Aerie Trail Raptor Center, a haven for birds of prey that have been injured and cannot survive on their own in the wild. Restrooms and picnic facilities. Free admission. Open daily Nov.-March 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April-Oct. 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Group reservations accepted.

Woodland Hills Golf & Country Club

2 Clubhouse Dr., Pinson, TN  38366; (731) 988-5311
Located just off Highway 45 South of Jackson, Woodland Hills Golf & Country Club was designed by Bobby J. Martin and features 6,390 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.  The course rating is 70.8 and it has a slope rating of 125 on Bent grass. 

Lake Graham

300 Hurts Chapel Rd., Jackson, TN 38301; (731) 422-0950
A 575-acre man-made lake, operated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, features small boats & fishing from boat, bank, or pier. Swimming or water skiing are not allowed. Bait, tackle, boat rentals, fishing pier, picnic area, and boat ramps are all available.

Beech River Watershed

Beech River Watershed Development Authority; Box 477, Eastern Shores Dr., Lexington, TN 38351; (731) 968-6191;Web Site: www.hendersoncountychamber.com

Encompasses six lakes providing a total of 3,000-acres of surface area and 100 miles of shoreline for recreational activities. Beech, Pine, Cedar, Redbud, Dogwood and Sycamore Lakes are open to the public for fishing, swimming, hunting in season, boating, camping, hiking and other related outdoor activities.

Beech lake Family Camping Resort

495 Beech Lake Campground Rd., Lexington, TN 38351; (731) 968-9542; E-mail: beechlakeresort@bellsouth.net; Web Site: www.beechlakecampingresort.com

An 84-acre camping facility situated on a peninsula that juts out into 1,000-acre Beech Lake. Scheduled activities offered Memorial Day through Labor Day. A family oriented atmosphere. Facilities include 103 total sites (98 developed, 5 primitive), bathrooms, camp store, electric hookups, playground, hiking trail, picnic areas, fishing, boat launch, water hookups, swimming beach and dump station.

Parker’s Crossroads Campground

22580 Hwy. 22 N, Yuma, TN 38390; (731) 968-9939; E-Mail: pcrvpark@gmail.com; Web Site: www.parkerscrossroadsrvpark.com
Exit 108 off I-40. 50 and 30 amp, full-service, up to 70’ pull-thru sites; Free cable and Broadband WiFi; 2 primitive cabins; propane available at competitive prices; swimming pool; laundry room, rec room with pool table and more. Open year round.

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