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Long Hunter State Park 'Along the trail' © Susie Smith
Walking along the 2 mile trail around lake Couchville this is some of the scenery.
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Tennessee
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Long Hunter State Park
LONG HUNTER STATE PARK
LONG HUNTER STATE PARK
2910 Hobson Pike
Hermitage, Tennessee   37076

Phone: 615-885-2422
Long Hunter State Park
'Along the trail'

Walking along the 2 mile trail around lake Couchville this is some of the scenery.

Long Hunter State Park
'The Lonely Cardinal'
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Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of three units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, and Bryant Grove. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.
Camping
Group Camping:

An area with adjacent lakeshore has been set aside for use by scout, church, or other organized youth groups. There is a small charge for overnight use and advance reservations must be made. Adult supervision is required.
Swimming
Non-supervised swimming is permitted at Bryant Grove. Swimming in Couchville Lake and in the area of boat ramps is prohibited. CAUTION: The lake bottom is hazardous and you must swim at your own risk!
Boating
Two launch ramps on J. Percy Priest Lake

Pleasure boating and water-skiing are popular on the 14,000-acre J. Percy Priest Lake. Long Hunter offers two launch ramps on J. Percy Priest Lake.

Rental boats are available at Couchville Lake during the summer-use season. There is no launch ramp on Couchville Lake for private boats.


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Picnicking
The park provides two large picnic shelters. The Bryant Grove site is situated around a central parking area and provides lakeshore swim beach, a rustic playground and a volleyball court. The Couchville site, located a short walk from the two parking areas, is located on Couchville Lake near the barrier free Lake Trail. Picnic shelters may be reserved for family reunions, church groups, or other group outings. Each shelter is convenient to restroom facilities. The park begins taking reservations for the shelters on January 1.
Trails
There are several hiking trails at Long Hunter designed to provide pleasant walking experiences for all. Among the more popular is the Lake Trail around Couchville Lake. The Lake Trail is hard surfaced and barrier free and is a self-guided nature trail. The Nature Loop Trail and Inland Trail located at Couchville, are popular short walks. The mile-long Deer Trail begins at the park office and meanders through old field and young forest habitats. The longer Bryant Grove Trail connects Bryant Grove to Couchville.

For the more adventurous, the Bakers Grove Primitive Use Area offers longer day hikes on the Day Loop Trail, and day hiking and overnight camping on the Volunteer Trail. These trails wind along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake, climb overlook bluffs, and wander through hardwood forest, cedar glades, and interesting rock outcroppings.
Nature Programs
Hands on learning and inter-disciplinary research are the two primary focuses of the Long Hunter State Park's Home School Hunters. This year long outdoor classroom is geared specifically for home schooled children in the Nashville and surrounding areas.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 25 Long Hunter Rocks!
Love this place! The walking trail is excellent, the rangers are cool, the playground and picnic area are clean and fun and the deer are friendly. What more can you ask for free!
August 6 There is more by Kosh III
This is a great park. But there is a 4th part of the park: Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area which is now open to the public. http://webwhisper.com/Sellars_Farm_SAA/fsfindex.html
July 28 Wonderful walking trail by Diane
This has one one the nicest walking trails I have been on. It is easily accessible to those in wheelchairs and is a wonderful place to take children to see nature.
July 27 One of my favorite parks by David K tnridgerunner7
An excellent place for solitude, canoeing, walking & natural beauty.
June 19 i love this place by rick ryder
Its always so clean thanks for all your hard work. I think the raingers should get top pay!


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Directions
From Nashville, take I-40 East to Mt. Juliet Road, Exit 226-A. Go south (right) 6.2 miles to the main park entrance. Or, take I-24 east to Old Hickory Boulevard, Exit 62. Go north (left) on SR171 6.4 miles to the main park entrance.

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