Tennessee State Parks

Henry Horton State Park



Birding is good along the bluff tops here for residents such as Carolina Chickadee and Tufted Titmouse, Pileated and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and migrating warblers.


The Buford Ellington championship golf course at Henry Horton State Park is one of the finest courses in the state of Tennessee. The course measures 5,625 yards from the Forward tees and 7,020 yards from the Championship tees. This challenging course is heavily treed with hardwoods and contains 37 bunkers. Although the length may scare some golfers away, the fairways are generous in width and the greens larger than average. There are three sets of tees to accommodate every skill level and a friendly staff waiting to insure an enjoyable round of golf.


The Duck River provides decent fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Redeye, and catfish. Fishing is good from the banks as well as by small boats.  Some areas provide excellent opportunities for flyfishing.

Trap and Skeet

The Trap and Skeet Range is open for the 2014 season. Hours are 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. CT, Thursday through Sunday. The Range is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Henry Horton Trap and Skeet Range offers Skeet, Trap, Wobble Trap, and Five Stand Shooting. We offer rental guns and sell ammunition and ear protection. Shooters under the age of 18 must present their Hunter Education card or certificate and be accompanied by an adult in order to shoot. For any questions or to schedule groups please call the park for more information.


Hickory Ridge Nature Loop  — 1.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Wild Turkey Trail  — 2.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Wilhoite Mill Trail  — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Adeline Wilhoite Horton Nature Trail  — 4.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Henry Horton Greenway  — 0.2 Miles — Porous Concrete — Easy


Henry Horton State Park boasts an Olympic-sized swimming pool with lifeguards and a concession area.  There is also a kiddy pool for children.  Swimming is free to inn and cabin guests.  Campers pay a reduced fee.

Frisbee Golf

There is an 18 hole disc golf course inside the park that is free to the public. With level terrain and well defined fairways, this is one of the best disc golf courses in Tennessee.