NEW - Campsite Reservation System
Online reservations for campsites are now available. This service will offer visitors more ease and convenience when it comes to their park stay.
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New Green Cabins Now Available
Click here to learn more about David Crockett’s seven new beautiful and environmentally sensitive cabins. Make your reservations for these new cabins by calling 931-762-9408 or toll free 1-877-804-2681. The energy efficient cabins will be turned to winter heat on November 1. The gas fireplaces will also be available on November 1 until April 1, in order for the park to meet LEEDS and GREEN Certification requirements for energy conservation.
Click here to view a photo gallery of the new cabins.
David Crockett State Park was dedicated in May of 1959, in honor of one of Tennessee's most famous native sons.
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.
A paved bicycle trail carries you through the woods where you may see deer, squirrels, rabbits and turkey in addition to a lot of feathered friends. You can stop at the environmental classroom overlook shelter and view the area where Crocketts' industrial operations were located on Shoal Creek below Crockett Falls. You finish your ride at the swimming pool parking lot. You can return by the same route or ride on the main park road leading from the front of the park restaurant.
All State laws for helmets and other safety equipment is enforced.
The boat dock is open from May 5 through August 8 and is open weekends, August 10 through September 1. The dock is also open on Labor Day, September 2, 2013.
The park also operates a boat rental area. Fishing boats can be rented year-round. Fishermen must have a wearable life jacket, paddles or electric trolling motor.
Paddle boats are available for rent when the boat dock is open.
No personally owned boats or motors are permitted on the lake. Anyone 12 and younger must wear a life jacket. Park provided life jackets are first come first serve.
Tennessee Boating Regulations (exit TDEC)
David Crockett is proud to feature seven new cabins near beautiful Lindsey Lake. Each cabin is completely furnished with two bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen and a covered patio. These unique modern accommodations were designed and built with energy efficiency in mind. They are the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified vacation homes in the eastern United States or available at a state park.
The energy efficient cabins will be turned to winter heat on November 1. The gas fireplaces will also be available on November 1 until April 1 in order for the park to meet LEEDS and GREEN Certification requirements for energy conservation.
Cabins are rented year round with a six night minimum during the summer from Memorial Day until Labor Day and two-night minimum from Labor Day until Memorial Day. Make your reservations for these new cabins by calling 931-762-9408 or toll free 1-877-804-2681.
Click here to view a photo gallery of the new Green Cabins at David Crockett State Park.
NEW – David Crockett Campground Reservations are now available online.
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 may be reserved by calling the park or online. Stay limit is two weeks. Campground 1(along Shoal Creek) is open from April 15 through November 30. Campground 2 is open year round.
There is a scout camp area with primitive camping that can accommodate up to 30 campers. The scout camp is open from April 1 through October 31.
Events and Programs
For details of events below, view flyer.
April 6- Family Field Day
April 21 - Earth Day by Moonlight
Aug. 10 & 11 - David Crockett Days - Join us for a living history event to celebrate David Crockett's 227th Birthday.
Black powder shooting matches, tomahawks throwing competition, traders, food and
more! For more information call 931-762-9408. View schedule. David Crockett Days is an annual event held the 2nd weekend in August.
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.
Dragonfly and Damselfly Checklist
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.
Tennessee Fishing Regulations (exit TDEC)
Tennessee State Parks fishing policies
In addition to the paved bike trail, the park has more than 6 miles of trail. The trails offer scenic vistas of Shoal Creek and Crockett Falls, limestone bluffs, abundant wildlife and serene forest. The Overlook Trail runs parallel to the Shoal Creek Trail. There are four different connector trails linking them together giving hikers many options.
Paved Bike Trail
Outdoor Classroom Trail
Shoal Creek Trail
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.
David Crockett State Park Restaurant overlooks 40-acre scenic Lindsey Lake. The restaurant features home-style cooking from our buffet or menu. Menu items are offered daily and between buffet times on weekends.
We are open daily for lunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. *Buffet is not offered on Monday and Tuesday, but guests may order from the menu.
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday from 7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Friday & Saturday from 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Reservations may be taken for wedding receptions, family reunions, class reunions, business meeting/luncheons, etc.
TN State Parks Banquet Menu Guide
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. The pool is open May 24 through Aug 10, 2013 and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
All park public pools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, except Holiday weeks. Please call the park for those schedules. Camping guests will pay half price for admission to the pool.
The exhibits at the park museum depict the life and times of Crockett as a pioneer, soldier, politician and industrialist. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. from May 24 through August 11, 2013. After August 11, the museum is open during weekends or by appointment through September 2.
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.
Tour buses are welcome.
Tennessee Green Hospitality Certification
The Cabins and Restaurant at David Crockett State Park have been Tennessee Green
Hospitality Certified by the Tennessee Hospitality Association. At the time
of certication, the cabins and restaurant at David Crockett State Park were two of only 40 certified facilities in the
state and achieved this standard through performance in the following areas:
linen policy; water conservation; energy conservation; chemical and supply use;
preventive facility maintenance; recycling program; and committed improvement plans. Learn more about the Tennessee Green Hospitality program. David Crockett State Park is proud to display the
Tennessee Green Hospitality logo as certified by the Tennessee Hospitality