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Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill

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State Park
Henry Horton State Park is a state park located near Chapel Hill, Tennessee, United States. The park was constructed in the 1960s on the estate of the former governor of Tennessee, Henry Horton.The park offers canoeing, camping, lodging, hiking and many other activities.ActivitiesCampingBikingCanoeingFishingGolfingHikingPicnicPlaygroundsTrap and Skeet ShootingSportsSwimmingEventsStep Back in Time - See antique farm equipment in action, craft booths, demonstrations, contests, music, entertainment and much more.FacilitiesLodgingHorton Park Inn - 65 rooms and 4 suitesCabins - 7 total cabins within walking distance of innCampgrounds - 75 campsites, some located near the Duck RiverMeeting/ConferenceRecreation Building - 3150sqft of meeting space is located in a separate building near the inn and is used for large meetings up to 300 people.There are additional meeting rooms in the inn and restaurant. Booking: 931-364-7724Picnic83 picnic sites and 4 large group picnic pavilionsCampingHenry Horton features 75 campsites situated near the scenic Duck River; 19 of these are primitive tent sites. The remaining 56 are RV sites with water and electric hookups. All sites have tables, grills and fire rings, and most are wooded. A large group tent camp site is also available. Two bathhouses are available seasonally.Professional Trap and Skeet RangeFive skeet fields, 2 trap fields and lodge building with concessions, gun rental and ammo available. A picnic shelter is available for large shoots or related gatherings.
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Reviews
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  • We were disappointed in the quality of the campsites, and we very surprised at the lack of cleanliness in the bathhouses. Floors in the bathhouses were muddy, trash cans were full, and shower curtains...  more »
  • Went for a hike at Henry Horton and found it to be below average for a Tennessee state park. It's just a personal reaction and the park is probably fine for picnics and such but doesn't have the wow f...  more »
  • Went with a family group to the Sunday buffet, which has always been wonderful and worth the drive from Nashville. However, the food on this visit was very disappointing. The salad bar was fine. The b...  more »
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  • Very pleasant place. I've been here twice in consecutive years for a gaming event that is held on the grounds. I haven't explored the park itself, but I have spent a little bit of time wandering the grounds. It's quiet and very peaceful. I understand there's a lot of hiking trails and such about, which I may take advantage of in the future. Unfortunately, most of my time is spent in the lodge which is nice and spacious. I spent 2 nights at the inn last year and it was...not great. The walls were paper-thin on both sides and I heard most of the conversations of the rowdy bunch of guys on my left and the church ladies' group on my left. That made for an interesting night until around midnight. The room was comfortable enough, but no fridge or microwave and a token coffeemaker. Bed and bathroom were good though. Disclaimer: they are renovating the inn, so next year I'll probably try staying there again to see if they've improved things at all. I hear that the cabins are outstanding values, with full suites and nice beds; but there's only maybe 5-6 of them.
  • We walked along the River Trail that follows the Duck River. We loved this specific trail because no one else was on it. It was a beautiful hike with the river on your left (if you start from the Hwy 31A trailhead) and woods all around you. The only downside was the fact that it had rained recently so the trail was muddy and had a few big puddles that you had to go off the trail to cross. Other than that it was a great hike for a family with little ones.
  • We stayed 4 days in the campground. We checked out the whole park. We have visited many parks in TN and around the country. I have to say Henry Horton is definitely one of my favorites. Everything we saw was well maintained. Campground road and sites were well paved, pads were level with plenty of room between sites. Had dinner at the restaurant one night and it was excellent. Great food, beautiful dining room and reasonably priced. This park has everything you could ask for. We'll be back...
  • Perfect place to come alone or with your family/friends. The pavilions are far better than other parks I've seen. Several different playgrounds, and even trails to walk. Pool, basketball, and tennis courts are also available. There's a restaurant on site or other food options just down the road. Another area of the park I really enjoyed was a place to shoot clay targets, and it's inexpensive. Whether you live close or far from this park, it's worth coming too!
  • Beautiful state park along the Duck River. Offers something for everyone. Good place to pincic and hang with the family. They have cabins and an Inn on site for guests.