Tennessee Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Volunteer State:

Tennessee, known for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park located in eastern Tennessee (the most visited national park in the U.S.), is home to the Cooper Basin, more than 3,800 documented caves, the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, as well as numerous rivers (including the Tennessee, Mississippi, Cumberland, Clinch, and Duck Rivers).

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Tennessee Welcome Sign National Parks:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Parks

    National Rivers:
  • Obed Wild and Scenic River [Official Site]

    National Scenic Trails:
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail [Official Site]
  • Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail [Official Site]

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park National Recreation Trails:
  • Cordell Hull Lake Trail
  • Fort Henry Hiking Trail
  • John Muir National Recreation Trail
  • Keel Spring Nature Trail
  • Piney River Trail
  • South Cumberland Trail
  • Tennessee River Blueway

    National Recreation Areas:
  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Location: northeast Tennessee and southeast Kentucky, Cumberland River and its tributaries, and administered by the National Park Service. [Official Site]
  • Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Location: inland peninsula straddling southwest Kentucky and northwest Tennessee between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, administered by the Forest Service. [Official Site]

    National Forests:
  • Cherokee National Forest. Location: Cleveland, Tennessee. [Official Site]

    Cove Lake State Park National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
  • Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
  • Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge
  • Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

    National Wilderness Areas:
  • Bald River Gorge Wilderness
  • Big Frog Wilderness
  • Big Laurel Branch Wilderness
  • Citico Creek Wilderness
  • Cohutta Wilderness
  • Gee Creek Wilderness
  • Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness
  • Little Frog Mountain Wilderness
  • Pond Mountain Wilderness
  • Sampson Mountain Wilderness
  • Unaka Mountain Wilderness

    National Scenic Roads and Byways: Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Cherohala Skyway
  • East Tennessee Crossing
  • Great River Road
  • Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Woodlands Trace

    Tennessee State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas:
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
  • Big Cypress Tree State Park
  • Big Hill Pond State Park
  • Big Ridge State Park
  • Bledsoe Creek State Park
  • Booker T. Washington State Park
  • Burgess Falls State Natural Area
  • Cedars of Lebanon State Park
  • Chickasaw State Park
  • Cordell Hull Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Cove Lake State Park
  • Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • David Crockett Birthplace State Park
  • David Crockett State Park
  • Dunbar Cave State Natural Area
  • Paris Landing State Park
  • Edgar Evins State Park
  • Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park
  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield
  • Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
  • Fort Pillow State Historic Park
  • Frozen Head State Natural Area
  • Harpeth Scenic River and Narrows Historic Area
  • Harrison Bay State Park
  • Henry Horton State Resort Park
  • Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers State Park
  • Indian Mountain State Park
  • Johnsonville State Historic Park
  • Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park
  • Long Hunter State Park
  • Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
  • Montgomery Bell State Resort Park
  • Mousetail Landing State Park
  • Natchez Trace State Resort Park
  • Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
  • Norris Dam State Park
  • Old Stone Fort Archeological Park
  • Panther Creek State Park
  • Paris Landing State Resort Park
  • Pickett State Park
  • Pickwick Landing State Resort Park
  • Reelfoot Lake State Park
  • Pinson Mounds State Archeological Park
  • Port Royal State Historic Park
  • Radnor Lake State Natural Area
  • Red Clay State Historic Park
  • Reelfoot Lake State Park
  • Roan Mountain State Park
  • Rock Island State Park
  • Sergeant Alvin C. York Historic Park
  • South Cumberland Recreational Area
  • Standing Stones State Park
  • Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
  • T.O. Fuller State Park
  • Tims Ford State Park
  • Warriors Path State Park

    State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Ocoee Scenic Byway


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