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Habitats range from forested limestone bluffs along the river to meadows, forests and adjacent agricultural fields providing exceptional bird, wildlife, and wildflower viewing opportunities. The tall trees along the river’s edge attract spring and fall migrants and provide excellent nesting sites during summer. For more park and nearby birding locations, VIEW FLYER.
Paddling and Boating - bring your own
Personal kayaks and canoes can be launched to the Nolichucky River from designated access points within the park.
The pool at David Crockett Birthplace State Park will remain closed for the 2021 summer season, in the interest of public health and staff safety. Our park remains open and is still a great place for you to enjoy water-based recreation this summer. Find other activities at the park here.
Trails range from easy to moderate, providing beautiful views and ample opportunities for wildlife and wildflower viewing.
The Nolichucky flows through the park and provides fishing opportunities for a variety of fresh water species. Smallmouth bass and catfish are popular catches. Bank fishing and wade fishing can provide good catches. Bait, tackle, snacks and state fishing licenses are for sale at nearby off-park locations.