Mousetail Landing State Park, Linden

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#91 of 104 in Nature in Tennessee
Mousetail Landing State Park

is a 1,247-acre park located on the east banks of the Tennessee

River. This park offers for the public 11 miles of beautiful hiking/backpacking trails, 8 miles of adventurous mountain biking trails, a swim beach, picnic tables, playgrounds, meeting pavilions,

and picturesque views from campsites in the enchanting forests by the Tennessee River.

The park has an abundance of wildlife, such

as deer, turkey, raccoon, fox, beaver, coyote, as well as

many species of birds for the amateur photographer.

The park received its name from one of the tanneries in the

area. The first tannery was started in the 1800’s. When one

of its storage buildings caught fire the exodus of rats was

so great it got the name Rattail Landing. Shortly after this

a second tannery was established in the area with a general

store, post office, and shipping point on the main Tennessee

River. Being smaller than Rattail Landing they

called it Mousetail Landing.
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  • A really nice park with an interesting story on how it may have gotten it's name. The park was established in 1986, making it one of the more recent additions to the Tennessee State Parks system. The ...  more »
  • We have used the Primitive camping area for several years and, when we can get our preferences with the particular campsites we like, we really enjoy it. Some of the sites do not have much shade or su...  more »
  • Several trails...one long loop that brings you to areas where you can see an overhang that you are pretty sure has had indians. A long loop trail and several short hikes...Great place to set up camp w...  more »

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