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Henry Horton State Park
Henry Horton State Park © Nancy Hendrickson
Henry Horton State Park © Nancy Hendrickson
4358 Nashville Hwy.
Chapel Hill, Tennessee   37034

Phone: 931-364-2222
Toll Free: 800-250-8612
Set in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, 1,140-acre Henry Horton State Park is located on the former estate of the late Henry H. Horton, 36th governor of Tennessee. Located on the shores of the historic Duck River, the park provides hours of recreational enjoyment for the day or a weekend getaway in picturesque, pastoral Middle Tennessee.
Meeting Rooms
Our Conference Meeting Package is an all-inclusive, price-room plan that our conference professionals can tailor to your specific objectives. Whether it?s a one-day seminar or a week-long sales meeting, this package takes the guess work out of planning and budgeting. This plan can be used at any of our six inns and conference centers.
Golf Course
Phone: 931-364-2319

Open 7 days a week, closed on Christmas Day

The Buford Ellington 18-hole, par 72, championship golf course at Henry Horton State Park is one of the finest courses in the state of Tennessee. It is the home of the Annual Tennessee State High School Championship and was host tothe 1978 National Junior Collegiate Championship. The course measures 5,625 yards from the Ladies Forward tees and 7,020 yards from the Men?s Championship tees.

This challenging course is heavily treed with hardwoods, contains 37 bunkers and larger than average greens . Two holes of distinction are #10 and #14. The Signature and number one handicap hole, #10 is a Par 4, 461- yard uphill dogleg left with the green guarded by a bunker on the right. Number 14 is a 259 yards Par 3, one of the longest par threes in Tennessee.

Although the length may scare some golfers away, the fairways are generous in width and the greens larger than average. There are three sets of tees to accommodate every skill level and a friendly staff waiting to insure an enjoyable round of golf.

On Site Amenities: Driving Range, Practice Green, Pull Carts, On Site Lodging, Snack Bar, and Club Rental.

Tee Time Policy: Tee times required 7 days a week. Reservations are taken 6 days in advance.

Tournaments: We have the expertise and experience to customize your event. We have the staff to take care of all your golfing needs, as well as food and beverage. Call for our tournament outing packet.

Directions/Location of Course:

Henry Horton?s Buford Ellington Golf Course is located on U. S. Highway 31A. From Nashville travel south on I-65, follow signage to State Park. The golf course is located approximately 45 minutes from downtown Nashville.
Henry Horton State Park provides 75 campsites situated along the Duck River, designated a state scenic river. Twenty-one sites are primitive camp sites recommended for tents only. There is a large group site for primitive camping. The other 54 sites have tables, grills, water spigots and electrical hook-ups. Campers are served by two modern bathhouses and a dump station for self-contained trailer rigs.

All campsites are available on a first come-first served basis. Campers can set up on vacant sites and a seasonal camp attendant or Park Ranger will visit to the site to register users, usually in the late afternoon. The stay limit is two weeks.
Horton Inn provides 72 units, including four suites with kitchenettes. Each unit has two double beds. All rooms are carpeted, air-conditioned, and equipped with TV's and phones. The inn is very popular with golfers, vacationing families, conferences, and small conventions. The inn also provides a free continental breakfast daily.

Call for reservations: 1-866-836-6757

Rooms available that are accessible to persons with a disability.
The park has an olympic-sized pool with bathhouses and a concession stand. The pool is open from Memorial Day week-end through Labor Day. Ample sunbathing space is provided with the pool area, and there is a wading pool for the kiddies. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours. Registered cabin guests swim free.

Camping guests swim at discounted rate with a camping receipt.

Henry Horton has 83 picnic sites in a very scenic picnic area located on the shores of the Duck River. Tables and grills are provided and water, restrooms, playgrounds, and playfields are located nearby.

There are 4 large group picnic pavilions located nearby, capable of accommodating 125 people and equipped with grills and water spigots.

Picnic Shelters are available by reservation only! Please contact the park at 931-364-7724.
Area Attractions
Gift Shop:

The gift shop offers a wide assortment of gifts, collectibles and souvenirs. You can choose from a variety of items such as a cap and t-shirt to a crystal ornament or a walking stick hand crafted in Tennessee, picture frames, magnets, mugs, and plush animals for the kids. And if you have forgotten your toothbrush, we have that too! Please come in, browse and enjoy.

Other Activities:

Activities to enjoy at the park include volleyball, disc golf, baseball, basketball court, tennis and playground.

Professional Trap and Skeet Range: Open seasonally, first working day after March 15th thru December 1st. Open Wednesday thru Sunday, closed on Monday and Tuesday. There are five skeet fields, 2 trap fields, lodge building with concessions, gun rental and ammo available. A picnic shelter is available for large shoots or related gatherings. No pullers provided. Must be 18 years of age or youth sportsman. A valid hunter education card required for shooters under the age of 18.

Get-Away-Package Specials:

Check out our special Get-Away-Packages and take advantage of special discounts on inn rooms, etc.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 20 nice park, very helpful campground host by Jeanette
campsites are spacious and well separated with lots of trees for shade. campground host was very helpful. The campground is on a hill some sites are difficult to get your camper level. Also most of the elec and water hookups are on the wrong side. The park is well kept with very clean bathhouse facilities. They were cleaned at least 3 times a day during our visit.
June 22 One of my favorites by Camper John
Great park with lots to do. Canoe down the Duck or play a round of frisbee gold.

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From Nashville, take I-65 South to Columbia/Chapel Hill exit #46 and travel East on Hwy. 412 to 431 South, take a right onto 431S and travel approximately 3/4 - 1 mile, taking a left on Highway 99. Follow Highway 99 until it dead-ends at Highway 31A. Turn right and travel approximately 1 mile. Park entrance is on the left.

From Birmingham, take I-65 North to Columbia/Chapel Hill exit #46 and travel East on Hwy. 412 to 431 South, take a right onto 431S and travel approximately 3/4 - 1 mile, taking a left on Highway 99. Follow Highway 99 until it dead-ends at Highway 31A. Turn right onto 31A and travel approximately 1 mile. Park entrance is on the left.


Tennessee State Parks