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David Crockett State Park

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David Crockett State Park was dedicated in May of 1959, in honor of one of Tennessee's most famous native sons.


David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician, industrialist and was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia, and as state representative. Along the banks of Shoal Creek, in what is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powdermill, a gristmill and a distillery. All three operations were washed away in a flood in September, 1821. Financial difficulties from this loss caused Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he was elected to Congress. While in Washington, he fought for his people's right to keep land they had settled on the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico.


A paved bicycle trail carries you through the woods where you may see deer, squirrels, rabbits and turkey in addition to a lot of feathered friends. You can stop at the environmental classroom overlook shelter and view the area where Crocketts' industrial operations were located on Shoal Creek below Crockett Falls. You finish your ride at the swimming pool parking lot. You can return by the same route or ride on the main park road leading from the front of the park restaurant.


  • The boat dock is open from May 5 through August 8 and is open weekends, August 10 through September 1. The dock is also open on Labor Day, September 2, 2013.
  • The park also operates a boat rental area. Fishing boats can be rented year-round. Fishermen must have a wearable life jacket, paddles or electric trolling motor.
  • Paddle boats are available for rent when the boat dock is open.
  • No personally owned boats or motors are permitted on the lake. Anyone 12 and younger must wear a life jacket. Park provided life jackets are first come first serve.


David Crockett is proud to feature seven new cabins near beautiful Lindsey Lake. Each cabin is completely furnished with two bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen and a covered patio. These unique modern accommodations were designed and built with energy efficiency in mind. They are the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified vacation homes in the eastern United States or available at a state park.

The energy efficient cabins will be turned to winter heat on November 1. The gas fireplaces will also be available on November 1 until April 1 in order for the park to meet LEEDS and GREEN Certification requirements for energy conservation.

Cabins are rented year round with a six night minimum during the summer from Memorial Day until Labor Day and two-night minimum from Labor Day until Memorial Day. Make your reservations for these new cabins by calling 931-762-9408 or toll free 1-877-804-2681.


The park's two campgrounds contain a total of 107 sites, each equipped with a table and grill plus electrical and water hookups. Bathhouses provide hot showers, commodes and lavatories. A dump station available for self-contained rigs. Campsites may be reserved by calling the park or online. Stay limit is two weeks. Campground 1(along Shoal Creek) is open from April 15 through November 30. Campground 2 is open year round. There is a scout camp area with primitive camping that can accommodate up to 30 campers. The scout camp is open from April 1 through October 31.


Forty-acre Lindsey Lake provides year-round fishing enjoyment and visitors can expect catches of bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Fishermen over the age of 13 must possess a valid Tennessee fishing license. Fishing is allowed anywhere on the banks of the lake as well as boat fishing.


In addition to the paved bike trail, the park has more than 6 miles of trail. The trails offer scenic vistas of Shoal Creek and Crockett Falls, limestone bluffs, abundant wildlife and serene forest. The Overlook Trail runs parallel to the Shoal Creek Trail. There are four different connector trails linking them together giving hikers many options.

  • Main Trails
  • Paved Bike Trail
  • Outdoor Classroom Trail
  • Overlook Trail
  • Shoal Creek Trail

Picnic Facilities

The park has seven picnic shelters that can accommodate 25-100 people. Reservations are taken up to one year in advance. There are also several individual picnic areas. Each picnic area is equipped with a grill.

Contact the park for more information.

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