Big Hill Pond State Park

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The park encompasses 4,138 acres of timberland and hardwood bottomland where a variety of woodland birds can be seen. Cypress Creek and Tuscumbia River border the park and are known to host nesting bald eagles. There is a 70-foot fire tower. The flood plain, adjacent to the river and creek contains small oxbows and swampy areas which are a desirable habitat for waterfowl, wildlife, and fish. For additional locations, view flyer.


Summer boat rentals: for more information, call the park office at 731-645-7967.


Visit any of the seven trails of Big Hill Pond, ranging in difficulty and distance, including Fox Hollow Trail and Rocky Knob Trail.


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.


Travis McNatt Lake (165 acre) is spring fed year-round and provides good fishing for bass, bream, and catfish.

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. Horse riding is day use only and there are no over night accommodations for horses. You must bring your own horse, the park does not rent horses.