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Mousetail Landing State Park
MOUSETAIL LANDING STATE PARK
MOUSETAIL LANDING STATE PARK
Rt. 3 Box 280B
Linden, Tennessee   37096

Phone: 731-847-0841
Mousetail Landing State Park

Mousetail Landing State Park

Mousetail Landing State Park

This 1, 247-acre area is located on the east banks of the Tennessee River in the state's picturesque Western valley. Tradition has it that Mousetail Landing received its name during the Civil War period when one of the area's tanning companies caught fire. The exodus of mice fleeing the burning tannery was so profuse that the area in proximity of the park became known as Mousetail Landing. The scenic Buffalo River flows nearby, providing opportunity for family canoe float trips.
Camping
The park campground has a modern bathhouse, laundromat, and electricity/water hookups to 19 of the 24 campsites. A dump station is also located within this area. Spring Creek is a 21-site campground found on the banks of the Tennessee River.

Campsites are equipped with picnic tables and grills. Backcountry camping is allowed but requires a permit.
Swimming
A swimming beach area has been established on the Spring Creek embayment, a branch of the Tennessee River. Swimming is at your own risk. There is NO lifeguard on duty.

A small stream at the entrance of the park is enjoyable for small children and adults to wade in with its cold, clear water.
Boating
There is a boat launch area at the park. This area provides boat access, courtesy pier, Spring Creek campground and fishing from the banks of the Tennessee River. The boat launch area is located approximately 1/2 mile south of the main entrance of the park.


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Picnicking
There are approximately 25 picnic tables scattered throughout the park, 16 of these tables having grills nearby. Some tables can be pulled together for larger groups. Picnic areas are first-come, first-served with the exception of pavilions.

There is one large pavilion that can accommodate up to 100 people. Reservations for the pavilion can be made up to one year in advance. There is a fee for rental of the pavilion. Also available for rent is 144 sq. ft. gazebo. Contact the park for more information.
Trails
The park has one day-use, three mile trail. There is one over night, eight mile trail with two screened in shelters. These backcountry shelters have bunkbeds and each shelter sleeps 8 people. Shelter #2 is on a large limestone bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and Busseltown Wildlife Management Area. Shelter #1 is located in a scenic hardwood forest.
Nature Programs
Programs

Programs Offered:

Fossil Program (year-round)

Tree Identification (seasonal)

Wildlife Identification (year-round)

Nature Hikes (year-round)

Fall Color Hike (seasonal)

Park History (year-round)

If a group is interested in a program, please contact the Park Office or the Ranger on duty to schedule a program time.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 1 GREAT OUTDOORS by AARON ALLEN
I WENT TO THE PRIMATIVE SHELTER #2 OVER LOOKING THE TENN RIVER. I SPENT THE NIGHT. IT WAS GREAT SCREENED IN WITH WOODSTOVE AND PADDED BUNK BEDS W/PICNIC TABLE. HIKE IN HIKE OUT W/UR OWN SUPPLIES IT WAS A GREAT CHALLENGE AND FREE.
October 16 The best! by Nellums
Of the many parks where we have camped, Mousetail is by far the safest and best maintained due to the excellent work of John and Chad.
October 16 by Nellums
September 3 we love the park by ol creasy
to ride through the park and see several deer makes our day. the park manager is a great guy. i love to fish the banks too.
June 10 A peaceful enviorment!! by chrissy2815
Everytime we come to Tennessee to visit my father-we always make a trip to Mousetail. We love the swinning, the trails....its just a nice getaway from th e city life!!
June 3 Nice quiet park by bhunt
The rangers were very friendly and helpful.


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Directions
From Memphis: Take I-40 to Exit 126, south on Hwy 69 14 miles to Parson, TN. Travel East on Hwy 412 for 6 miles and cross the Tennessee River. Take a left on Hwy 438, travel 2.5 miles. The park entrance is on the left.

From Nashville: From Nashville take I-40 West to Exit 143. Take a left on Hwy 13 South nine miles to Lobelville . At the National Guard Armory turn right on Hwy 438 and follow to Park Entrance (approx 17 miles on Hwy 438).

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