COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

David Crockett Birthplace State Park

Activities

Birding

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.

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Paddling and Boating - bring your own

Personal kayaks and canoes can be launched to the Nolichucky River from designated access points within the park.

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Swimming

The pool at David Crockett Birthplace State Park will remain closed for the 2020 summer season. The decision was made to keep this facility closed in the interest of public health and staff safety. COVID-19 presents unique challenges for managing pools. Pools are confined spaces not conducive to social distancing. The very nature of lifeguarding requires close contact with pool users and creates the potential for unnecessary risk in life-saving situations. We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to the next opportunity we have to reopen the pool for your enjoyment.

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.

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Hiking

Trails range from easy to moderate, providing beautiful views and ample opportunities for wildlife and wildflower viewing.

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Fishing

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.