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David Crockett State Park, Lawrenceburg

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David Crockett State Park is a state park in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.The park is located on Shoal Creek originally called the (Sycamore River). and commemorates the historical activities of famous frontiersman David Crockett in the local area. Crockett settled near the creek bank in 1817 and started a powder mill, grist mill and distillery using the creek's water power. By 1820, he owned of land at Shoal Creek. He also served as one of Lawrence County's first commissioners and justices of the peace. After his industrial operations were destroyed by a flood in September 1821, Crockett left the area and moved to West Tennessee. The park was established in 1959 on of land that includes the site where Crockett had his mills and distillery.Park facilities include reconstructions of a dam and mill. A historical museum in the park, open during the summer months, is focused on Crockett's life. A covered bridge built across Shoal Creek in 1959 was destroyed by flooding in 1998 and replaced the following year. A 40acre lake offers opportunities for fishing and boating.Visitor facilities include two campgrounds and a restaurant. Seven two-bedroom visitor cabins built in the park in 2010 were the first vacation homes in a U.S. state park to receive LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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  • I grew u going to this park(30yrs) and Ive never had a bad experience. Theres always an activity going on. I really enjoy the "crockett days" with settlers and pioneers. The rangers are very informati...  more »
  • The kids loved the museum - and while it is small we stayed for over an hour - but it gave them a good sense of who Crockett was and help contextualize lots of the books we've read about him. The park...  more »
  • The new exercise equipment the park has added to the trails is great!! Love the trail through the woods and the hiking trails up from the falls near the observatory pavilion.  more »
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  • David Crockett state park is well maintained the people are very nice. We love to camp here they have great update playgrounds for our 2 girls, well maintained hiking trails, they have a huge swimming pool with lifeguards,a big lake that you can take your kayaks to, they have new eco-friendly cabins for rent, tennis courts, softball fields, covered picnic tables that are perfect for birthday parties. The campground host are the best, we have been coming here for years & the host are like family. The park rangers offset classes to teach people about animals & conservation. Your guaranteed to be coming back for years.
  • Lots to do! Camped in Area 1, right on the creek, beautiful! Went during the Davy Crockett Days mid-Aug, learned a lot. Played in the waterfall, hiked the creek, swam at the huge pool (with a diving board! And very inexpensive, only $2 each when camping). Saw a (live!) armadillo! Beautiful park, well worth the 2 hour drive from Nashville!!
  • The park is very family oriented, particularly for younger families (lots of pavillions, playgrounds, and activities.) Camp personnel are really friendly and helpful. Home made meals at restaurant and really good prices.
  • This is one of the hidden gems of Tennessee. Pool, campgrounds, hiking, tennis, cabins, great fishing, boating and awesome programs every weekend. If you have never been here, it is a must go place.
  • Great place for a family get together, exploring trails and the wilderness, and catch some decent fish every now and again.