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A Good Time is to Be Had in Tennessee

by Harold Murphy

Geological formations are depicted at Bristol Caverns in Tennessee State, USA. Many rides and music shows are waiting to entertain you in a unique manner at Dolly Parton's Dollywood. Rock 'n' Roll all the way to Elvis Presley's place called Graceland. You can see his very famous pink Cadillac and his custom jet Lisa Marie. Explore the place and have a great day.

Nashville Zoo is located just close to downtown Capitol and has abundance of exotic animals. Entertainer tours are provided through African Savannah viewing deck and amphitheater for groups and families. Near the city of Chattanooga is Booker T. Washington State park sprawled in 353 acres. It is named to honor a Black Slave's son who got educated and started an institution that got the Blacks educated.

Warrior's Path State Park is located on shores of Patrick Henry Reservoir on River Holston. This 980-acre Park was acquired form Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 1952 and was given to public to enjoy themselves in its grassy fields. Largest red cedar (not original cedars, but a close cousin, juniper) forest in USA is at Cedars of Lebanon, in Wilson County at city Lebanon. It got its name because dense forest of cedars is written in Bible.

The total area of Park is 8887-acres, out of which 831-acres are used for recreations and remaining is a State Park. Much type of wildflowers and native plants and animals can be found here. Some ancient workman-ship is exhibited here. Standing Stone State Park took its name from an 8 foot tall rock standing on a sandstone ridge that used to serve as a boundary line between old Indian Nations. The stone is still there in Monterey.

This unusual Park also has many spring wildflowers, fossils, spectacular sceneries and other natural things of different variety. Highest terrain of western Tennessee is at Chickasaw State Rustic Park that is sprawled in 13104 acres. With scenic miles of Natchez Trace state Park, you can watch breathtaking views of its woodlands that offer all usual and some extra ordinary facilities.

Hundreds of miles of backcountry trails and roads are there to welcome you, but are closed only during the gun hunting by TWRA (Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency), schedule of which changes every year. 841 acres of Paris Landing State Park is located on western shorelines of Kentucky Lake and in the whole world its one of the largest fabricated lakes. It offers common facilities to its visitors with no camping allowed on 2 miles of trail surrounding Kentucky Lake.

One of the most scenic recreational areas of America is Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park making it the highest waterfall of 256ft before it lands in a gorge. It has become more popular because of its wide variety of natural resources. While on a trail, you will find a vast variety of shrubs, plants, trees and animals of the wetland. Virgin woods, fast flowing water creeks and falls and breathtaking gorges, but beware; you cannot bring any pack animal here.

Location of Montgomery Bell State Park is a few miles east of Dickson in Dickson County. This 3782 acres park used to be an iron ore initially that has faded away. Now the old forest and its inhabitants (birds, animals, plants etc.) have returned, making this place a natural beauty with usual facilities and it is open for whole of year.

Frozen Head State Natural Area is near Wartburg in Morgan County and has the 2nd highest peak of Cumberland Mountains. Its peak is often full of winter snow or ice. Abundance of wild animals also resides here. Most popular activity here is hiking as it has many scenic hiking trails, many of them have existed since centuries. You just require a permit for staying overnight which is easily available in Park HQs.

Big Ridge State Park is a heavily wooded jungle that is sprawled in 3687 acres and it lies on southern shore of Norris Lake in Union County. Lots of fishing and boating to do here. Located on eastern edge of beautiful Cumberland Mountains is Cove Lake State Park in 673 acres. During winter it attracts Canadian Geese who come due to marshes and quite inlets. Adjoining it is Devil's Race Track whose steep peak presents a spectacular view. Picnic facilities are available, but your own boats are banned.

987 acres of David Crockett State Park are located near Lawrenceburg in Lawrence County. This place was built in the name of David Crockett who died fighting for Texas independence from Mexico in 1821. It has all common amenities that are provided for picnics.

Tim Ford State park is located on River Elk where a Dam got constructed in 1970 to control floods and officially, this Park was opened in September 1978. 10700 acres of Park offer a picturesque scenery best in Tennessee. 5000 acres of magnificent timber land and hard woods are waiting for you at Big Hill pond State Park which was established in 1853. Sandwiched between River Tuscumbia and Cyprus Creek and plains right next to these waterways are full of small lakes or muddy swamps. This site is reached on a four-wheeler only and presents all facilities with a panoramic view.

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