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Tennessee
Cumberland Plateau Region
Franklin-Marion State Forest
FRANKLIN-MARION STATE FOREST
FRANKLIN-MARION STATE FOREST
Franklin State Forest was acquired in 1936 from the Cross Creek Coal Company and was highly degraded. Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division assumed management of the area in 1940. The Forest is on the Cumberland Plateau and located in south-central Tennessee, in Marion and Franklin Counties. The forest is 35-40 miles west of Chattanooga. About 99% of the land is forested and about 96% of the land is in mature hardwood sawtimber and pole timber. Only about 3% of the Forest is pine. The area has a history of timber abuse by diameter-limit cuts and uncontrolled wildfires. Silvicultural prescriptions are geared towards timber stand improvement and management of wildlife habitat. The forest has been traditionally used for hunting. Other recreational uses include horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and camping.


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August 28 Our favorite park by far by Jim Briley
Good trails, well mantained, beatiful scenery,quite,and great personnel.(very helpful).Truly enjoy visiting.
March 21 Very Good Horseback riding
November 1 enjoyed the pretty scenry on our atv by ellenhandy @aol.com
the lakes are awsom trails are good


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Franklin-Marion State Forest
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