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David Crockett State Park
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David Crockett State Park Feeding Time © Edward Morgan
Eagle feeding their young. 3/18/16 600mm lens from across the lake
David Crockett State Park Homeward Bound © Edward Morgan
He/she came in low and fast, heading for the aerie.
David Crockett State Park Beautiful Waterfall © Kenneth Pope
A small creek at David Crockett State Park.
David Crockett State Park © Jean Sickler
David Crockett State Park Campground © Jean Sickler
David Crockett State Park Sunset © Jean Sickler
David Crockett State Park Boat Ramp Area © Jean Sickler
David Crockett State Park Nolichucky River © Jean Sickler
David Crockett State Park Cabin Replica © Jean Sickler
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park © Jim Johnson
David Crockett State Park Feeding Time © Barbara J Burnett
The female was tearing pieces of fish and giving it to the Eaglet
David Crockett State Park Awaiting Breakfast © Barbara J Burnett
The Eaglet watches by the Female watching the sky for breakfast delivery
David Crockett State Park Peaceful Beauty © Barbara J Burnett
I love the sound odd the rushing water
David Crockett State Park Dinner Time © Barbara J Burnett
This Pileated went from tree to tree right near me pecking for insects
David Crockett State Park Watchful Bald Eagle © Barbara J Burnett
This was take before the other adult Bald Eagle came in with a fish.
David Crockett State Park Deer at Sunrise © Barbara J Burnett
Deer covered the hillside as the sun was rising.
David Crockett State Park Startled © Barbara J Burnett
As the deer grazed, they were very alert to new noises
David Crockett State Park Nibbling on the Grass © Barbara J Burnett
The deer were grazing on the grass
David Crockett State Park Red Headed Woodpecker © Barbara J Burnett
This RedHeaded Woodpecker was enjoying a meal.
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1400 West Gaines P.O. Box 398
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee   38464

Phone: 931-762-9408
David Crockett State Park was dedicated in May of 1959, in honor of one of Tennessee's most famous native sons.
History of the Area
David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician, industrialist and was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia, and as state representative. Along the banks of Shoal Creek, in what is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powdermill, a gristmill and a distillery. All three operations were washed away in a flood in September, 1821. Financial difficulties from this loss caused Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he was elected to Congress. While in Washington, he fought for his people's right to keep land they had settled on the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico.
The park's two campgrounds contain a total of 107 sites, each equipped with a table and grill plus electrical and water hookups. Bathhouses provide hot showers, commodes and lavatories. A dump station available for self-contained rigs. Campsites are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay limit is two weeks.

There is a scout camp area with primitive camping that can accommodate up to 30 campers.
An olympic-sized swimming pool with a modern bathhouse and concession stand offers the very finest in aquatic enjoyment. There is ample sunbathing space and a wading pool for children. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours, and the pool is open from Memorial Day until late summer.
The park does operate a boat rental area. Paddle boats are available for rent from Memorial Day through late August. Fishing boats can be rented year-round. Fishermen must have wearable life jacket, paddles or electric trolling motor.

No personally owned boats or motors are permitted on the lake.

TN Boating Regulations
Forty-acre Lindsey Lake provides year-round fishing enjoyment and visitors can expect catches of bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Fishermen over the age of 13 must possess a valid Tennessee fishing license. Fishing is allowed anywhere on the banks of the lake as well as boat fishing.

David Crockett State Park is located near Lawrenceburg, Columbia
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The park has seven picnic shelters that can accommodate 25-100 people. Reservations are taken up to one year in advance. There are also several individual picnic areas. Each picnic area is equipped with a grill.

Contact the park for more information.
Nature Programs
A park naturalist and recreation director are on duty throughout the summer months. Both provide a variety of planned activities and programs including guided tours, organized games, arts and crafts, historical demonstrations and presentations, campfires, movies, slide shows, hayrides and more. Contact the park for programs available.
Area Attractions
Fourth of July Mayberry Days Festival and Parade-a week long event beginning June 29th. For more information, contact the Lawrenceburg Chamber of Commerce.

David Crockett Days is an annual event. This year the celebration is scheduled for August 13, 14, and 15th, 2004.

Enjoy a quick movie (created in Flash) from the 2003 David Crockett Days event. The movie may take a few moments to download so enjoy the Memory game while waiting!

Other Activities

A full range of recreational facilities and activities can be found at the park. Activities include hiking, tennis, softball, volleyball, basketball, archery and much more. Some recreational equipment is available for check-out at the park office. Contact the park for more information.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
February 8 Wonderful Cabins and Restaurant! by D-J Clemons
park review stars; one to five Party of 4 adults spent 3 great days exploring,hiking and taking many pictures. Knowledgeable staff at the Park and brochures. Cabins had many conveniences but the Restaurant had delicious food on buffet or a menu!We were just there Feb.4,2016 but still very nice! Town close by also. Will definitely be back in the Spring! Had their first Bald Eagle Family nesting!
September 25 So relaxing by HTownGirl
park review stars; one to five We visited June 2012. It was worth the trip from Texas. Very nice small park. Tennessee is gorgeous and weather is much cooler!
April 8 GREAT PARK - April 2011
park review stars; one to five Campground #2 was modern, clean, and quiet. The campground section appeared to be new or very recently renovated. We enjoyed the paved bike trails even though they were narrow and rough at times. The park was beautiful with blooming flowers, wildlife, and flowing water. We did not visit the restaurant or the lake and the pool was not open for the season. We also rode our bikes on the park roadways. The park is in a wilderness setting but the town of Lawrenceburg with all sorts of restaurants and stores is just a couple miles away. The campground section at the front of the park was not open when we arrived. We rode our bikes to the location and found it to be less secluded, dated, and not to the level of campground #2 further into the park. We sold our last RV in 2010 and tent camped this trip. Campground #2 appears to be set-up to accomodate RV units and a flat level site for a tent is hard to find. We found a flat portion of ground on a site and fortunately it did not rain or we would of had a hill of water rushing towards our tent. This park was beautiful and the ladies in the office were very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Pop's Bait Shop
1007 W Gaines St
Lawrenceburg, TN
(931) 766-5558
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The park is located off of Hwy. 64, one-half mile west of Lawrenceburg.
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