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Mousetail Landing State Park, Linden

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.7/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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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  • The ranger, Daniel, is amazing. Very informative. All the Rangers were. They had special events planned all weekend and we were able to go to archery, a nighttime (a must see!) nature hike for the kid...  read more »
  • We stayed overnight here in a pop-up camper and the staff were knowledgable and very helpful. The camp sites are shady, clean and easy to park in but there are some steep grades on the park roads. Clo...  read more »
  • My husband and I rode our bike down to this park in the spring and it was beautiful, they have a pretty lake and awesome creek you could deff walk up and down. They also have a nice play area for kids...  read more »
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