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David Crockett State Park
DAVID CROCKETT STATE PARK
DAVID CROCKETT STATE PARK
1400 West Gaines P.O. Box 398
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee   38464

Phone: 931-762-9408
David Crockett State Park
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David Crockett State Park
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David Crockett State Park
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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.
History of the Area
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.
Camping
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 are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay limit is two weeks.

There is a scout camp area with primitive camping that can accommodate up to 30 campers.
Swimming
An olympic-sized swimming pool with a modern bathhouse and concession stand offers the very finest in aquatic enjoyment. There is ample sunbathing space and a wading pool for children. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours, and the pool is open from Memorial Day until late summer.
Boating
The park does operate a boat rental area. Paddle boats are available for rent from Memorial Day through late August. Fishing boats can be rented year-round. Fishermen must have wearable life jacket, paddles or electric trolling motor.

No personally owned boats or motors are permitted on the lake.

TN Boating Regulations


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Picnicking
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.
Nature Programs
A park naturalist and recreation director are on duty throughout the summer months. Both provide a variety of planned activities and programs including guided tours, organized games, arts and crafts, historical demonstrations and presentations, campfires, movies, slide shows, hayrides and more. Contact the park for programs available.
Area Attractions
Fourth of July Mayberry Days Festival and Parade-a week long event beginning June 29th. For more information, contact the Lawrenceburg Chamber of Commerce.

David Crockett Days is an annual event. This year the celebration is scheduled for August 13, 14, and 15th, 2004.

Enjoy a quick movie (created in Flash) from the 2003 David Crockett Days event. The movie may take a few moments to download so enjoy the Memory game while waiting!

Other Activities

A full range of recreational facilities and activities can be found at the park. Activities include hiking, tennis, softball, volleyball, basketball, archery and much more. Some recreational equipment is available for check-out at the park office. Contact the park for more information.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 25 So relaxing by HTownGirl
We visited June 2012. It was worth the trip from Texas. Very nice small park. Tennessee is gorgeous and weather is much cooler!
April 8 GREAT PARK - April 2011
Campground #2 was modern, clean, and quiet. The campground section appeared to be new or very recently renovated. We enjoyed the paved bike trails even though they were narrow and rough at times. The park was beautiful with blooming flowers, wildlife, and flowing water. We did not visit the restaurant or the lake and the pool was not open for the season. We also rode our bikes on the park roadways. The park is in a wilderness setting but the town of Lawrenceburg with all sorts of restaurants and stores is just a couple miles away. The campground section at the front of the park was not open when we arrived. We rode our bikes to the location and found it to be less secluded, dated, and not to the level of campground #2 further into the park. We sold our last RV in 2010 and tent camped this trip. Campground #2 appears to be set-up to accomodate RV units and a flat level site for a tent is hard to find. We found a flat portion of ground on a site and fortunately it did not rain or we would of had a hill of water rushing towards our tent. This park was beautiful and the ladies in the office were very friendly and knowledgeable.
November 10 Luxurious cabins! by tnnightowl
These cabins are the best. Modern, clean and like a luxury hotel, only apt. size.
February 15 Large Bream and Bass Catch
One of the best fishing trips I have been on in a Park in Tennessee. Awesome bream and bass fishng in the winter months. I like the winter months because you have the lake to yourself.
July 17 Beautiful Park!!
Beautiful park and wonderful dining experience at the park restaurant.
April 18
November 17
lots o nice trails to walk and lots of deer
May 20 great place for family camping by Jimmy
great fun something for everyone in the family
April 24 Favorite park by Cody Kennedy
This park was awsome i had so much fun thank you for doing everything.


Area Fishing Related Businesses

Pop's Bait Shop
1007 W Gaines St
Lawrenceburg, TN
(931) 766-5558


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The park is located off of Hwy. 64, one-half mile west of Lawrenceburg.

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