Tennessee Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Tennessee? View Tennessee parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions GPS The GPS setting for Andrew Johnson NHS may be listed as 121 Monument Ave, which is the park HQ in the National Cemetery. To arrive at the Visitor Center, use 101 North College Street, Greeneville, TN. Plane The closest airport is the Tri-Cities Regional Airport, 43 miles NE of Greeneville. From the airport, take I-81 South to exit 36 and follow the signs to Greeneville. Car From I-81S take exit 36 to Rt. 172 south to Greeneville. From I-81N take exit 23 to Rt. 11E north to Greeneville. Phone (423) 638-3551 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Official Website Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Map Andrew Johnson’s complex presidency (1865-1869) illustrates the

Big South Fork National River &, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions Please use the following link to learn more about how to get here from various locations. Phone (423) 569-9778 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds BLUE HERON CAMPGROUND BANDY CREEK Bear Creek Horse Camp Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Official Website Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Map Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic

Center Hill Lake, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions From Nashville, 60 miles east on I-40 to Exit 268, then 5 miles south on TN 96. Phone (931) 858-3125 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds FLOATING MILL PARK LONG BRANCH RAGLAND BOTTOM HURRICANE BRIDGE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Horseshoe Bend Marina Center Hill Lake Photo Album Center Hill Marina Hidden Harbor Marina Four Seasons Marina Facebook Cookeville Marina Sligo Marina Virtual Tour Pates Ford Marina Hurricane Marina Center Hill Lake Website Facilities located at Center Hill Lake include Edgar Evins State Park and the Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for

Cheatham Lock and Dam, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions Located in the western Highland Rim and Central Basin Regions of Kentucky. From Nashville, 32 miles west on TN 12. Phone (615) 792-5697 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds LOCK A HARPETH RIVER BRIDGE CAMPGROUND (TN) Right Bank Recreation Area Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Cheatham Lock and Dam Website Riverview Marina Cheatham Lock and Dam Map Harpeth Shoals Marina Cheatham Lock and Dam Photo Album Facebook Visitors to Cheatham Lake come to enjoy its many recreational opportunities. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency manages wildlife management areas on the lake. Riverfront park, operated by Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County, is one of the many

Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds BACKBONE ROCK RECREATION AREA PAVILIONS THE LAURELS PICNIC AREA PAVILIONS WATAUGA POINT RECREATION AREA LITTLE OAK CAMPGROUND CARDENS BLUFF CAMPGROUND KATY BRANCH HOUSTON VALLEY HORSE CREEK PAVILION DONLEY CABIN CHILHOWEE GROUP CAMP QUINN SPRINGS PAVILION PARKSVILLE LAKE RV CAMPGROUND CHILHOWEE CAMPGROUND DENNIS COVE CAMPGROUND BACKBONE ROCK CAMPGROUND THUNDER ROCK CAMPGROUND ROCK CREEK RECREATION AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails TN 91 Scenic Drive Indian Boundary Lake Tellico River Road Chestoa Overlook Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Cherokee National Forest From Big Frog Mountain to Watauga Lake, fifteen different areas offer unique opportunities, activities and experiences across the

Cordell Hull Lake, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions From Nashville, east on I-40, north on TN 53 to Carthage. Phone (615) 735-1034 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds DEFEATED CREEK PARK DONALDSON PARK ROARING RIVER PARK SALT LICK CREEK TAILWATER REC AREA WARTRACE CK REC AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Indian Creek Park Cordell Hull Lake Photo Album Cordell Hull Lake Website Defeated Creek Marina Virtual Tour Facebook Granville Marina Cordell Hull Lake Map Visitors to Cordell Hull Lake enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, under license to the Corps, administers an intensive wildlife management program at

Dale Hollow Lake, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions From Nashville, 69 miles east on I-40, 17 miles north on TN 56, 23 miles north on TN 53 to Celina, follow signs. Phone (931) 243-3136 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds DALE HOLLOW DAMSITE LILLYDALE CAMPGROUND AND DAY USE OBEY RIVER PARK PLEASANT GROVE RECREATION AREA WILLOW GROVE CAMPGROUND DALE HOLLOW LAKE – PRIMITIVE CAMPING Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Dale Hollow Marina Wisdom Marina Mitchell Creek Marina Star Point Marina Eagle Cove Marina Sulphur Creek Marina Dale Hollow Lake Photo Album Willow Grove Marina Dale Hollow Lake Website Hendricks Creek

Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions Fort Donelson’s main entrance is located along Highway 79, in Dover Tennessee. It is advised to start a visitor experience here. (From December 7, 2015 until announced, Fort Donelson’s temporary visitor center will be at the Stewart County Visitor Center, 117 Visitor Center Lane, Dover, TN, 37058). Physical address for the park’s Fort Heiman unit, in Calloway County, Kentucky (unstaffed and in development): 682 Fort Heiman Road, New Concord, Kentucky. Phone (931) 232-5706 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Fort Donelson National Battlefield Official Website Fort Donelson National Battlefield Map Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant was becoming quite famous as he wrote these words following the surrender

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Camping Areas & Useful Resources

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park. Directions Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the borders of the states of Tennessee and North Carolina. The three main entrances to the park are in the Gatlinburg, TN; Townsend, TN; and Cherokee, NC. Phone (865) 436-1200 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these Great Smoky Mountains National Park camping areas: 1. ABRAM’S CREEK CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area Abram’s Creek Campground is located in a relatively remote area of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The secluded setting offers visitors the ability to enjoy a multitude of recreational activities like hiking and fishing,

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions Hatchie NWR office is located at Oneal Lake on Hwy 76 immediately south of I-40’s Exit 52. From Memphis, TN take I-40 east about one hour to Exit 52. Exit left or north onto Hwy 76, than go 1.5 miles to the Refuge Office on the right. From Nashville, TN take I-40 west to Exit 56. Exit left or south onto Hwy 76, go 3 miles to the Refuge Office on the left. Phone 731-772-0501 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge Hatchie NWR includes 11,556 acres along the Scenic Hatchie River and is located about four miles south of Brownsville,

J Percy Priest Lake, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions From Nashville, 5 miles east on I-40 to Stewarts Ferry Pike exit, right on Stewarts Ferry Pike, left on Bell Rd. Phone (615) 889-1975 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds ANDERSON ROAD COOK DAY USE AREA POOLE KNOBS SEVEN POINTS (TN) SMITH SPRINGS JEFFERSON SPRINGS Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Elm Hill Four Corners Facebook J Percy Priest Lake Website J Percy Priest Lake Map Nashville Shores Fate Sanders Marina J Percy Priest Lake Trail Map The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to J. Percy Priest Lake. The

Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions Refuge Headquarters are located approximately 15 miles southwest of Union City Tennessee. From union City take highway 22 north apprximately 15 miles, turn right on highway 157, refuge headquarters is located exactly 1 mile on left. Lake Isom is located approximately 3 miles south of Reelfoot Lake. Phone 731-538-2481 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge was established as an inviolate sanctuary for wintering waterfowl in 1938 by presidential proclamation. Lake Isom is the oldest refuge in Tennessee and encompasses some 1,850 acres of migratory bird habitat surrounding Lake Isom. The proximity of Lake Isom to the

Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions Lower Hatchie NWR is located north of Memphis between Covington and Ripley, west of Highway 51N on Highway 87W. The refuge headquarters is located approximately 18 miles down Highway 87W on the left (sign will read ‘Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge’) just before the Mississippi River. Sunk Lake PUNA is located off Highway 87W; take Sunk Lake Road to the right after passing Woodard’s Grocery. The main entrance (i.e. look for the sign and gate) to the southern unit is approximately 4 miles down Sunk Lake Road on the right. Phone 731-738-2296 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Lower

Obed Wild & Scenic River, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions The Obed Wild & Scenic River Visitor Center is located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg, Tennessee. Please use the link for more information. Phone (423) 346-6294 Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Rock Creek Campground (TN) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Obed Wild & Scenic River Official Website Obed Wild & Scenic River Map The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was a hospitable fishing and hunting area for trappers and pioneers. Today, the Obed stretches along the Cumberland Plateau and offers visitors

Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions From Nashville, north on I-65 to Madison exit, east on TN 45 to the lake. Phone (615) 822-4846 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds AVONDALE CAGES BEND CEDAR CREEK (TN) LAGUARDO LONE BRANCH NAT CALDWELL PARK OLD HICKORY BEACH SHUTES BRANCH ROCKLAND RECREATION AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Shady Cove Resort Old Hickory Lake Photo Album Facebook Anchor High Marina Drakes Creek Marina Old Hickory Lake Website Old Hickory Lake Map Cherokee Resort Blackjack Cove Marina Gallatin Marina Cedar Creek Marina Creekwood Marina Old Hickory Lake Trail Map Old Hickory Lake is a

Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions The park is 110 miles from the Memphis airport and 150 miles from the Nashville airport. From the west (Memphis, Tennessee, area): Take Highway 72 East to Corinth, Mississippi. From the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, take Highway 22 North to the Shiloh Battlefield. From the northeast (Nashville, Tennessee, area): Take Interstate 40 West to the Parker’s Crossroads Exit. Then take Highway 22 South to Shiloh Battlefield. Continue on Highway 22 South to the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. Phone (731) 689-5696 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Shiloh National Military Park Official Website Shiloh National Military Park Map Visit the sites of the most epic struggle in the Western Theater of the

Stones River National Battlefield, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 24 – Take Exit 76 and turn left (eastbound) or right (westbound) onto Medical Center Parkway. Turn left onto Thompson Lane. Turn left at the park entrance at 1563 N. Thompson Lane. Follow the tour road to the visitor center. From Interstate 40 – Take Exit 235 onto TN 840. Take Exit 55 onto US 41/TN 70 and follow the signs for Murfreesboro. Turn right onto Thompson Lane at the first traffic light. Turn right at the park entrance at 1563 N. Thompson Lane. Phone (615) 893-9501 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Stones River National Battlefield Official Website Stones River National Battlefield Map The

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions The heritage corridor is located throughout the state of Tennessee. Phone (615) 898-2947 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area Official Website Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area Map Experience the powerful stories of military conflict in a divided state, the demands of the homefront and occupation, the freedom of emancipation, and the enduring legacies of Reconstruction at sites across the entire state of Tennessee.

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, Tennessee Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge headquarters office is located in Paris, Tennessee at 3006 Dinkins Lane just off Highway 79 North. The Duck River Unit is located in Humphreys and Benton Counties at the confluence of the Duck and Tennessee Rivers. The subheadquarters of this unit is located 1 э miles southeast of Hustburg, Tennessee. The Big Sandy Unit is located 12 miles north of the town of Big Sandy, and is at the confluence of the Big Sandy and Tennessee Rivers. The Busseltown Unit is located in Decatur County, the entrance to the unit being 5 miles northeast of Parsons, Tennessee. Phone 731-642-2091 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Tennessee Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Tennessee Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Tennessee Recreation Areas