Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park is located at the confluence of the Nolichucky River and Limestone Creek in Greene County, Tennessee. This 105 acre park is dedicated to the memory of one of our state and nations most famous individuals.
Born in 1786, David Crockett epitomizes the strength and character vital to our nation’s westward expansion during the pioneer era. With virtually no formal education, David rose from the depths of poverty to national fame and a seat in the United States Congress. His fame and popularity during his life was celebrated in books and plays. His death at the Alamo in 1836 marked the beginning of his legend. David Crockett State Park is dedicated to the memory of this exceptional figure in our nation’s history.
A museum and gift shop is located at the park office and highlights items used by pioneers on the frontier as well as portraits and documents relating to Crockett. A short video can also be viewed about Crockett’s life history. The office is open from 8am to 4:30pm Sunday through Saturday.
Many historical programs are offered throughout the year with many that include historical re-enactment. Crockett Days takes place in August and is one of the more popular events. The celebration of Crockett’s birth and life highlights the pioneer lifestyle and features living history programs, exhibitions, and re-enactors in period dress from the late 18th century.
Davy Crockett State Park offers many recreational opportunities such as camping, fishing, swimming, and hiking. There are 88 campsites offering water, sewer, electric, and WiFi. The Nolichucky River and Limestone Creek offer some peaceful opportunities for a variety of fresh water species. Small mouth bass and catfish are two of the more popular catches. A swimming pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There are 2.5 miles of trails available for hiking that offer scenic views of water overlooks, meadow, light woods, and bluffs. There is plenty of opportunity to see wildlife and wildflowers.
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