Reelfoot Lake State Park
3120 State Route 213
Tiptonville, TN 38079-9799
Reelfoot Lake was created by a series of earthquakes in the winter of 1811-12, making it Tennessee’s only natural lake. Located in the northwest corner of the state, this 18,000 acre park is a popular destination for observing bald eagles.
Picnicking, hiking, camping, boating, fishing.
Paris Landing State Park
16055 Hwy 79 N.
Buchanan, TN 38222-4109
Located on the western shores of Kentucky Lake, this 841 acre park was a former steamboat and freight landing, dating back to the mid-1800s.
Picnicking, camping, swimming, fishing, golf. The park has a marina, but no boat rentals.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
Land Between The Lakes
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211 (mailing address)
This 170,000 acre parcel of land sits between Kentucky Lake on the west and Lake Barkley on the east. It’s the largest inland peninsula in the United States and it contains the largest publicly owned buffalo herd east of the Mississippi River.
Hiking, camping, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, off-highway vehicle area.
Natchez Trace Park State Park
24845 Natchez Trace Road
Wildersville, TN 38388-8329
The 48,000 acre park was named for the old Natchez Trace, even though the original road was east of the property. The park contains numerous gullies, many of which are overrun by kudzu, a Japanese vine introduced to halt erosion.
Picnicking, hiking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding.