Tennessee State Parks

Big Hill Pond State Park

Activities

Horseback Riding

Big Hill Pond provides 14 miles of equestrian trails primarily on old logging roads and park gravel roads.  Horses must stay on red-blazed trail and fire roads.  Fire roads are shared with mountain bikers.

Fishing

Travis McNatt Lake (165 acre) is spring fed year-round and provides good fishing for bass, bream, and catfish. The boat ramp can accommodate up to 20-foot bass boats as long as vehicle have four-wheel drive and are large enough to pull boats up the steep ramp. Daily creel limits for Black Bass are 10 with no length limit. Electric motors only are permitted on the lake. Jon boats and canoes are available for rent at the park office.

Old Big Hill Pond is a cypress lined pond created in 1853 during levy construction for the Memphis Charleston Railroad. It is not accessible by vehicle and only bank fishing is allowed.

Biking

Mountain bikes are allowed on the same trails as horses, but please be considerate of one another when meeting or passing. Trail is blazed Red.

Trail Length: 14 miles
Trail Rating: Intermediate

Hiking

Turkey Call — 3.80 — Natural Surface — moderate
Dry Ridge — 5.50 — Natural Surface — moderate
Azaela Springs Day Loop — 2.60 — Natural Surface — moderate
Fox Hollow — 0.75 — Natural Surface — easy
Rocky Knob — 2.50 — Natural Surface — moderate
Tuscumbia Trail — 2.50 — Natural Surface — moderate
Dog Wood Point Trail — 4.00 — Natural Surface — moderate
Big Hill Pond Trail — 6.00 — Natural Surface — moderate
Horse Trail — 8.00 — Natural Surface — easy