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Chickasaw State Park
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20 Cabin Lane
Henderson, Tennessee   38340

Phone: 731-989-5141
Reservations: 800-458-1752
Chickasaw State Rustic Park is situated on some of the highest terrain in west Tennessee. Of the area's 14,384 acres of timberland, 1,280 acres are used for recreation. The remainder is state forest managed jointly by the State Forestry Division and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The park is located in Chester and Hardeman Counties, 18 miles south of Jackson, Tennessee on State Hwy. 100.
Chickasaw offers 13 vacation cottages, some sleeping up to six persons and fully equipped for housekeeping. The cabins, complete with fireplaces and televisions, are nestled among tall pines and located within easy access to Lake Placid. Cabins are available by reservation year-round with the months of June, July, and August available on a weekly basis. Reservations may be taken up to a year in advance.

To Reserve call: 731-989-5141
There are three campgrounds at Chickasaw State Park. The RV campground has 52 sites, each with water and electrical hookups. The tent campground has 29 sites, and water is available. The wrangler campground is designed for visitors traveling with horses. There are 31 sites, each with water and electrical hookups. All park campsites have picnic tables and grills. Modern bathhouses provide hot showers and restroom facilities. There is a playground in each campground.

For more information call: 901-989-5141
This facility accommodates 40 persons. The building features divided quarters with bunk beds and sleeps 20 people to a room. Central heat and air are provided as well as dishes, utensils, microwave, ice maker, freezers, refrigerator and stove. Groups must supply their own linens. A 45-day notice of cancellation is required for a refund of the deposit. Check-in time for this facity is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 10 a.m.
Golf Course
Located near Jackson, and an hour northeast of Memphis, this much anticipated Jack Nicklaus' designed, links-style course rolls along and plays over Piney Creek, assuring that the heavily wooded course will provide a scenic and challenging round. The 7,260 yard, par 72 course has two unique holes. Hole No. 4, a 528 yard, par 5 is a true test of skill, as the second shot must land in a bunker-protected area. Likewise, the 203 yard, No. 14 features a elevated tee box, 30 feet above the green below. This championship course, complemented by 13 welcoming cabins, overlooks the scenic banks of Lake Placid.

For information call toll free 1-888-944-2327.
Meeting Rooms
The Sagamore Lodge meeting facility seats 100 people. Folding tables and chairs and central heat and air are provided. This building is popular for weddings, meetings, and reunions. There is four-hour minimum for rental of this facility.
The picturesque swimming beach on the shore of Lake Placid is very popular with visitors. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours. A modern bathhouse and concession stand serve the swimming beach.
Rowboats and dreamboats are available for rent on Lake Placid. No personally owned boats or gasoline powered motors are allowed on the lake. However, electric trolling motors are allowed. Fishermen, young and old, enjoy the lake and often dine on fine catches of bass and bluegill. A valid Tennessee fishing license is required for persons over 13 years of age.

TN Fishing Regulations
Fisherman, young and old, enjoy lake fishing on Lake Placid and can expect fine catches of bass, catfish and crappie. Boats may be rented at the park. No personal boats are allowed.

A valid Tennessee fishing license is required for persons over 13 years of age.

Legal Limits:

Crappie - limit 30, no minimum length

Bass - limit 5, minimum length 15"

Catfish - limit 5, minimum length 15"

Bream - no limit, no minimum length

Chickasaw State Park is located near Henderson, Jackson

There are 7 large covered picnic pavilions that can each accommodate 50 people. Each pavilion is equipped with a grill and water spigot.

The park has 3 individual picnic areas, each equipped with grills and water spigots.
Nature Programs
A park recreation director, on duty during the summer months, conducts group games, arts and crafts, evening movies, campfire programs and hayrides. Country dances are held on holiday week-ends.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 13 Miss the Lake
park review stars; one to five First trip this year (3/13) back to our favorite camping spot found that the lake has been drained to replace the footbridge. Hope they can replace the bridge and refill the lake soon.
November 19 Helpful Hunter by b
park review stars; one to five This was my 1st trip with my new RV. The sweetest young man deercamping next door helped me with the electric and water hookups. I loved the park, the people and the poodle and I will surely return
June 3 A great getaway from the city by Jim and Lisa
park review stars; one to five My husband and I have been coming for several years to Chickasaw State Park. We always have a pet with us so we reserve a pet friendly cabin. The park has a lot to offer, for those who like to rough it a bit without camping in a tent there are 13 cabins, 3 of which are pet friendly. There is swimming, love to hear the kids having fun swimming, paddleboats, tennis, horseback riding, a nice playground for younger kids, many walking trails, etc. Our favorite thing, sitting late in the evening looking at the beautiful lake. The footbridge across the lake is also a plus.
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From I-40 take either exit 82-A to Hwy. 45 South or 80-A (which is 45 South by-pass) to Hwy. 45 South and from there drive 20 miles to Henderson, TN. Turn right on Hwy. 100 and from there it is approximately 8 miles to the park entrance.

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