Big Hill Pond State Park

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Saturdays and Sundays: canoes and kayaks are rented only by the hour.
Monday - Friday: half day, full day and week-long rentals only. 

To rent during the week, you must call ahead and make a reservation. To make a reservation, please call the park office at  731-645-7967.


Kayaks hourly $7.00 
Canoes hourly $10.00


Weekend Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - All boats off the water by 5:00 PM
Weekly Rentals: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM - All boats off the water by 4:00 PM

Meet at: Travis McNatt Lake boat house weekends. Park office during the week 
Contact Information: 731-645-7967.

Kayaks and canoes can be rented from May 28 until Labor Day September 4, 2017.


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


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.

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.


Azaela Springs Day Loop - 2.95 - natural - moderate
Bill Hill Pond Access Trail - 0.30 - natural - moderate
Big Hill Pond Trail - 4.75 - natural - moderate
Dog Wood Point Trail - 3.10 - natural - moderate
Dry Ridge Trial - 2.85 - natural - moderate
Fox Hollow Trail - 0.65 - natural - easy
Horse (and Mtn Bike) Trail - 6.00 - natural - easy
Rocky Knob Trail - 2.40 - natural - moderate
Turkey Call Trail — 2.45 - natural - moderate
Tuscumbia Trail — 2.30 - natural - moderate

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.