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Pickwick Landing State Resort Park
Hardin CountyP. O. Box 15, Pickwick Dam, TN 38365; (731) 689-3129, (800) 250-8615; Web Site: www.tnstateparks.com
Located on State Hwy. 57 at Pickwick Dam. This 1,533-acre park on the shores of Pickwick Reservoir offers a full-service marina, three public boat ramps, a 124-room inn and restaurant with conference and meeting facilities, 15 cabins, campground, disc golf course and an 18-hole championship golf course.
Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
Madison County460 Ozier Rd., Pinson, TN 38366; (731) 988-5614; Web Site: www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/pinson
Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area consists of at least 15 earthen mounds, a geometric enclosure and habitation areas that encompass over 1,310 acres. It is the largest Middle Woodland period mound complex in the Southeast. Facilities include a museum designed to replicate a mound with displays, videos and interpretive programs. Picnic shelters, playground, six miles of hiking trails with a boardwalk along the Forked Deer River and a 32-person group camp for overnight stay. Park trails and shelters are open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset. Museum and office are closed on all State and Federal Holidays Nov. thru Good Friday. Museum hours are: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Natchez Trace State Park
Henderson County 24845 Natchez Trace Rd., Wildersville, TN 38388; (800) 250-8616; (731) 968-8176
Named for the western alternative route of the famous Nashville-to-Natchez trail of the 18th and 19th centuries. The park includes Pin Oak and Cub Lake units which encompass 8,901-acres within the 48,000-acre Natchez Trace State Forest, Tennessee’s largest state forest. Along with the scenic woodlands, the park offers four lakes, 45 miles of hiking trails, a wrangler camp, inn, restaurant, and cabins.
Chickasaw State Park
Chester County 20 Cabin Lane, Henderson, TN 38340; (731) 989-5141On U.S. Hwy. 100
this 1,435-acre Park and forest was once part of a vast area belonging to the Chickasaw Nation prior to the Jackson Purchase of 1818. Numerous miles of fire roads and trails wind through the scenic timberlands which embraces Lake Placid. The park offers 13 vacation cottages, 113 camping sites, a completely equipped lodge for up to 100 persons, hiking trail, tennis courts, basketball courts, archery range, badminton court, horseshoe pits, lighted ball field, playground, volleyball court and horseback riding in the summer. Open daily; lodge is open April through October.
Big Hill Pond State Park
McNairy County 1435 John Howell Rd., Pocahontas, TN 38061; (731) 645-7967
On State Hwy. 57 located on the junction of the Tuscumbia and Hatchie State Scenic Rivers. The 4,218-acre park features the Travis McNatt Fishing Lake, a cypress-lined pond created during levy construction for the Memphis-Charleston Railroad line, a boardwalk trail leading into a wetlands area, campsites, backpacking trails, picnic sites and a visitor’s center.
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