Port Royal State Historic Park



Canoe and Kayak Access - All boats must be able to be carried by hand into the water. No trailers allowed on river access.

For an interactive map of river access sites and water trails go to: http://tnvalleywatertrails.org


River Bottom Trail — 0.5 Miles — Natural — Easy
The River Bottom Trail connects to the Trail of Tears and provides a leisurely walk through a forested river bottom. This trail is .6 miles long and rated easy.

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail — 0.2 Miles — Natural — Easy
The Trail of Tears is an original, preserved section of the Trail of Tears certified by the National Park Service. This trail is about 300 yards long and is rated easy.

Overlook Trail — 0.1 Miles — Natural — Moderate
The Overlook Trail is a short stroll along the top of the bluff to overlook the Red River and the bottom below. This trail is of moderate difficulty and about 100 yards long.


Sulphur Fork Creek and the Red River provide fishing for bass, bream and catfish.  Fishing is productive from the bank and visitors may carry small personal boats through the park to launch at the access area.