David Crockett State Park, Lawrenceburg
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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.Make David Crockett State Park part of your personalized Lawrenceburg itinerary using our Lawrenceburg travel itinerary planner.
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Very beautiful place.my boys are teens and like it a lot! Very clean and will be back to go camping around there with my camper
We met my husband for lunch at the state park one day while on a business trip. The restaurant was not anything to write home about, but the actual park was absolutely beautiful. It was extremely clea... read more »
History, walking paths, little museum, beautiful area. Lots of information, Crockett fans from the Disney days, so enjoyed the information gleaned about him.
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!!
It's very beautiful, has quite a few pavilions for get together parties, great scenery, fair hiking trails including a great workout trail with workout machines, and has a beautiful simple little water fall that is a perfect place for children 0-5 to cool off in!
The park is beautiful and cabins are nice and clean. The reservoir is nice and has fun activities (paddle boards, paddle boats). The trails are well maintained. Pool is large and old but nice. There weren't many bugs outside of the woods.
Great park. We stayed in campground 1 tent camping. What a beautiful campground! We were right by the water and the kids had lots of room to play in the common area. The park trails, lake, waterfall and museum did not disappoint.
This is a fantastic park. Trails are well maintained. I suggest the waterfall trail for anybody looking for a quick adventure. Trail is fun and beautiful--the waterfall is gorgeous.
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