|Pickett State Park
Offering 11,752 acres of botanical, scenic and geological wonders found nowhere else in Tennessee, 5 chalets, 5 rustic stone cottages, 5 wooden cottages, 40 campsites available, with table and grill, 31 with water and electrical hookup, modern bathhouse, group camp offered, can accommodate up to 144 persons, more than 58 miles of hiking, as well as recreation activities, including a beautiful, cliff-lined sandy beach which is one of the most beautiful and picturesque in the south, year round fishing in Arch Lake, as well as hunting. Pickett State Park also offers a naturalist during the summer months, conducting guided tours, demonstrations, campfire programs, movies and much more.For more info call (931) 879-5821, toll free (888) TN-PARKS, or visit www.tn.gov/environment/parks/Pickett.
|Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
Offering hiking, with over 150 miles of hiking trail, with hikes ranging from 1 mile to 50 miles, which can be hiked daily or backpacked. Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking, Class III and above rapids. Hunting/Fishing, State and Federal rules and regulations apply Park is in 2 different states. Horseback Riding, 180 miles of blazed horse trails, stables located at Bandy Creek and Charit Creek Lodge. Mountain Biking, permitted on all roads, horse trails and specially designated bike trails, except hiking trails. Horses have right-of-way. Scenic Railway, ride into Blue Heron/Mine 18 Historic Area via the Big South Fork Railway (800) 462-5664. Camping, allowed in most areas, Blue Heron is first come, first serve basis, Bandy Creek and group reservations required (800) 365-2267. Camping fees range from $5.00-$20.00. Weather, located in humid climate region, typified by mild winters, and moist warm to hot summers. Snowfall occurs intermittently in the area and averages 17″ per year.For more info call (931) 879-3625 or visit http://www.nps.gov/biso/
|Sergeant Alvin C. York Gristmill
Birthplace MuseumThe Alvin C. York Sate Historic Area at Pall Mall is a memorial to the Most Decorated World War I soldier. York’s rise to fame resulted from his legendary firefight against the German Army in the Argonne Forest of France. Sgt. York was rewarded with more than 40 Allied decorations including the Congressional Medal of Honor. You can visit the family home and farm, the rock ledge where he married, the church he helped to build, as well as the post office/general store which he operated for years. The historic area lies beside the Wolf River and includes a picturesque Grist Mill, which York operated in the 40’s. The park includes a picnic pavilion and playground equipment. His burial site is at the Wolf River Cemetery and only a short, yet beautiful drive away.For more info call (931) 879-6456 or visithttp://www.tennessee.gov/environment/parks/SgtYork/
|Obed Wild & Scenic River
The Obed WSR is managed by the National Park Service offering opportunities to white water raft, canoe and kayak, swim, rock climb, hike, fish and picnic.Stop by the visitor center on the square in Wartburg, call (423) 346-6294, or visit www.nps.gov/obed/
|Frozen Head State Park
11,869 acres of undisturbed forest located in the Cumberland Mtns. 50 miles of foot trails, camping, picnic sites, amphitheater, playgrounds and some of the richest wildflower acres in Tennessee.For more info call (423) 346-3318, or visit www.tennessee.gov/environment/parks/FrozenHead/
|Brimstone Recreation Area
The southern part of the area is the new addition to the Royal Blue WMA and is managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and with proper TWRA permits allows hunting, fishing and recreational ATV use.For additional information please contact Stan Stooksury at (423) 566-8557. The north and northeast section is managed privately by Brimstone ® Recreation and available with a land use permit. For more information call (423) 663-4868, or visit www.brimstonerecreation.com
|Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park
Upon completion, the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park – the state’s only linear park – will be 300 miles, cutting through 11 Tennessee counties from the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park on the Tennessee-Virginia-Kentucky border, to the Signal Point near Chattanooga.For more info call (423) 566-2229, or visit http://tn.gov/environment/parks/CumberlandTrail/
|Colditz Cove State Natural Area
Hike a pristine 1.5 mile loop trail to the 60 foot high Northrup Falls. Located 1.5 miles south of Highway 52 on the Crooked Creek Hunting Lodge Road.For more info visit www.state.tn.us/environment/na/natareas/colditz/
|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.
For more information call 800-713-5157 or visit www.tennessee.gov/environment/parks/StandingStone/
|Obey River Campground
Offering 132 camping sites, water and electrical hookups available, 3 shower/bathhouses, 2 separate restroom facilities, fee to launch, camp, and visit Day Area. Day Area includes beach, swimming, picnic tables, grills, fire rings, $2.00 to launch boat, $3.00 per carload to visit Day Area, $25.00 annual permit. Plan a day of picnicking, swimming, or boating.For more info call (931) 864-6388, toll free (877) 444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov.
To view available properties in this gorgeous area: Northern Tennessee and Dale Hollow Lake