Indian Mountain State Park, Jellico

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Indian Mountain State Park is a state park in Campbell County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Established in 1971, the park consists of 213acre situated at the base of Indian Mountain, a 1949ft summit that overlooks the Elk Valley in the Cumberland Mountains. The park is located immediately west of the city of Jellico, and the history and development of the two are intertwined to a great extent.Indian Mountain State Park is unique in that it was developed upon an abandoned strip mine, and serves as an example of how strip-mined land can be reclaimed and used for recreational and other purposes. The park is located amidst the floodplain of Elk Creek, and a small lake and several large ponds flank the park's central area. The Tennessee-Kentucky state line forms the park's northern boundary.Geographical settingElk Creek flows northward from its source on the slopes of Braden Mountain to the southwest, slicing a 15mi valley between the Jellico Mountain uplands to the west and Pine Mountain to the east en route to its mouth along Clear Fork just north of the Tennessee-Kentucky border. As the creek descends to the Oswego area south of Jellico, the valley expands into a marshy floodplain approximately 1mi wide. Jellico occupies the northeastern part of this plain, and extends up the slopes of the valley's northernmost hills. Indian Mountain State Park occupies the northwestern half of the valley between Jellico and the base of Indian Mountain.Elk Creek splits Indian Mountain State Park into eastern and western halves. The western half is dominated by the 6acre Indian Mountain Lake, which spans the base of Indian Mountain and forms the southern and western boundary of the park's campground. Ballard Lake, a large pond slightly smaller than Indian Mountain Lake, dominates the park's eastern section. Several smaller ponds are scattered along the park's northern and southern boundaries. Elk Creek, which drains the park, is part of the Cumberland River watershed.
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  • Pros- clean and well maintained. cons- park has 2 entrances. camp in loop only, as by the lake is not good for kids. Main road reminds me of A&W and Frischs. Lots of cars driving fast and in one drive...  more »
  • We went camping at the State Park, although there's not a whole lot to do in the town, this is a very good part 2 camp, there's hiking trails biking trails walking trails and a short drive to tennis c...  more »
  • Lovely mountain views. Friendly, helpful staff. Lots of wild geese and ducks in the pond. Nice for scenery, not great for wooded privacy.  more »
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  • Beautiful and peaceful. Well kept grounds. Great camping
  • Great playground area in shade! Watch out for crows, they will steal your lunch when you're five feet away.
  • lovely place for reunios and a great lil kids playground
  • Really nice place to have a beer and relax in the nice weather of the city
  • Great park for it's small size

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