Cedars of Lebanon State Park '' © Amelia Booth
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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
'Cabins '
© Phoenics Dreams

A look at the rental cabins across the water.

Norris Dam State Park
'The Old Grist Mill'
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The Grist Mill located in the Norris Dam State Park. Open to Visitors.

Fall Creek Falls State Park
'Fall Creek Falls'
© Karma Effect Photographix Jason Vickers


A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. While Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, other waterfalls in the park are Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.

Cherokee National Forest
'Flame Azalea'
© Jim Oakley

Round Bald at Roan Mtn

Cherokee National Forest
'Roan Mtn'
© Jim Oakley

Tennessee's East Region Parks

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Parks in this region are near these Tennessee Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life and work of the nation's 17th President and preserves his two homes, tailor shop, and grave site. Andrew Johnson's life exemplifies many struggles faced by Americans today. He worked his way from tailor to President. He stood strong for his ideals ........more >
Big Ridge State Park
Big Ridge State Park was one of five demonstration parks developed by the Tennessee Valley Authority in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps as an example of public recreation development along TVA lakeshores. The heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the ........more >
Cherokee National Forest
Tennessee's only National Forest, the Cherokee, covers nearly 630,000 acres in ten East Tennessee counties. It is the largest tract of public land in the State. The forest is separated into two parts by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Because of the Cherokee's majestic moutains, tumbling ........more >
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Carved by wind and water, Cumberland Gap forms a major break in the Appalachian Mountain chain. For thousands of years large game animals moved through the Gap in their migratory journeys. Native Americans followed their trail, creating the Warrior's Path. In the late 17th century this route into the ........more >
Eastern State Wildlife Management Area
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Hiwassee State Scenic River
Hiwassee Scenic River Park is located on Spring Creek road at U.S. Hwy. 411, the Ocoee river on U.S. Hwy. 64. The Hiwassee was the first river managed in the State Scenic River program. A 23-river mile section, from the N.C. state line to U.S. 411 North of Benton, has been declared a Class III partially ........more >
Indian Mountain State Forest
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Indian Mountain State Park
Indian Mountain State Park is a multi-use facility in Campbell County near Tennessee's northern border. In addition to providing camping and recreation opportunities, the 200-acre park is unique in that it was developed on reclaimed strip mine land. Park visitors can enjoy fishing at the two small lakes, ........more >
John Muir National Recreation Trail
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Morgan State Forest
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Morristown State Fish Hatchery
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Norris Dam State Park
Picnic areas are available on both the east and west sections. Each area is equipped with tables and grills, with playground and restrooms nearby. There are two large picnic pavilions for larger gatherings. Pavilion 1 is offered free on a first-come, first-serve basis and pavilion 2 may be reserved ........more >
Panther Creek State Park
Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located about 45 miles south. Legend has it that both Panther Creek and Panther Springs, located about 1 1/2 ........more >
Scott State Forest
The Forest is located in northeastern Tennes-see, in Scott and Fentress Counties. It is completely surrounded by the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Some land was purchased by the State, but the main portion of the Forest was acquired by the State at a tax delinquent sale in 1938. ........more >
Warriors Path State Park
Warrior's Path State Park was named for the park's proximity to the ancient war and trading path used by the Cherokee. Since that time, the park land has known a long history of travelers, and is still a pathway for modern-day outdoor enthusiasts. The 950-acre area was acquired from the Tennessee Valley ........more >
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