Chickasaw State Park

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Chickasaw State Park campgrounds are scheduled for renovations and will be closed as follows:

RV Campground January 1, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Wrangler and Tent Campground July 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Due to the campground renovations we will not be taking reservations online during this period, however some campsites may be available during this time but guests will need to call the park office to check availability. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Public Notice Oct. 6: Lake Placid is being lowered for walking bridge replacement. Notes that fishing and boating regulation changes during this time will be posted around the lake and subject to change. Lake Lajoie will still be open to the public when the group camp is not in use. 

Interpretive Programming

Ranger Discoveries

Chickasaw State Park offers opportunities for teachers to help students of all ages develop a depth of understanding for the world around them. The park covers roughly 3,000 years of human history, includes 14,000 acres of land, and provides a variety of healthy and fun outdoor recreational opportunities.

Our educational programming reflects this diversity and provides opportunities for teachers to use the park as a classroom for a teaching tool, both in the classroom and in the field. Rangers are available to lead field trips at the park or present classroom programs at your school, free of charge. Various types of programming, which complement required subject matter required to be taught in Tennessee, are available in the following subject areas: Social Studies, History, Language and Culture, Science and Recreation. For more information contact Ranger Ann Paley at 731-989-5141 or ann.paley@tn.gov

Brewer’s Cabin

This historic cabin, built in 1876, serves as a reminder of days-gone-by.  Originally built in the Roby Community by O.B. Fields and his wife, Clearandie Stanfill Fields, the cabin was donated to the park by Ruby Nell and Max Brewer and is open for scheduled tours.

Sagamore Lodge

Built by the RA and WPA in 1936-37, Sagamore Lodge is an impressive stone and brick building overlooking the lake.  It was the park’s center for dances, lectures, dinners, and evening gatherings with Square Dancing being especially popular. The lodge interior is a splendid example of late Arts and Crafts styling as practiced by New Deal agencies in the 1930s. Centered on the stone fireplace is a metal plaque with the words “Chickasaw Forest and RA,” a reminder of the park’s roots as a land-use reclamation project. This historic building continues to be a popular gathering place for many park guests today and is used for weddings, family reunions and meetings.

 Aviary

Come meet our winged friends, Chester and Henry, and learn all about Birds of Prey!  Our Barred Owl and Red-Tailed Hawk are viewable from the road at the Aviary across from the Park Office and are also available for Interpretive Programs on and off site.

 Annual Events - View our event calendar for details.

October – Arts and Crafts Festival: Mark your calendars! This annual festival is a regional favorite featuring handmade goods for sale. Free to public.  $35 for vendors. Food and drink available.

October – Frontier Days: the weekend is filled with frontier spirit and a variety of competitions including a lumberjack competition, at’l at’l throwing competition, and horse show. A variety of craft demonstrations and programs are offered to entertain and enlighten both young and old. Free to public.

December – Lighting of the Park: this annual event is a family favorite. Drive through the park and enjoy the scenery illuminated by thousands of Christmas Lights. It’s rumored that Santa makes a special appearance! Free to public, but donations are accepted.