Tennessee State Parks

Henry-horton playground

Henry Horton State Park



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

Disc 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.


The Duck River provides catches of Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Redeye, and catfish. Fishing can be very good from the banks as well as by small boats. Some areas provide excellent opportunities for flyfishing.


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.

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With over 10 miles of hiking, Henry Horton State Park is a wonderful place to get outside and into nature. From deep and cool sinkholes to dry and hot cedar glades, from riverbank ecology to areas with deep cultural history, the trials here are unique, diverse and rewarding around every bend.

Hickory Ridge Nature Loop  — 1.5 Miles (inner loop) — N3.5 Miles (outerloop) — 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

Trap and Skeet

Please Note: The Trap and Skeep Range will close for the winter season beginning on December 1, 2014 and will re-open on February 12, 2015.

The Henry Horton Trap and Skeet Range is one of the finest in the state and 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. The Trap and Skeet Range is open for the 2014 season through Nov 30, 2014. Hours are 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. CT, Thursday through Sunday. The Range is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

For any questions or to schedule groups please call the park for more information.


Henry Horton's Olympic-sized pool is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $4 per person, ages three and older and $2 for campers. The pool has a wading pool for children and a concession area. Swimming diapers are required for younger children. The park offers a multi-visit pass for $120 for 40 visits. The pool will be closing for the season on August 10.