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David Crockett Birthplace State Park

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. Three hiking trails provide access to beautiful views along the river and ample opportunities for wildlife viewing. Over 90 species of birds have been observed.

Crockett Shoals Overlook Loop Bluff Trail: 36.21219, -82.65993 – Year-round
0.60 Miles - Natural Surface – Moderate
This loop trail travels along the bluff overlooking the Crockett shoals of the Nolichucky River.
Featured Birds: bald eagles, osprey, red-tailed and Cooper's hawks.

Rebecca Hawkins and John Crockett Loop Trails: 36.20848, -82.65814 – Year-round
0.65 Miles and 1.35 Miles- Natural Surface – Easy
The Rebecca Hawkins Trail passes through a meadow and a dense pine forest and connects with the Limestone

Creek Trail while the John Crockett Trail travels the perimeter of the meadow.
Featured Birds: wild turkey, sparrows, woodpeckers, warblers and other songbirds.

Limestone Creek Trail: 36.20493, -82.65947 – Year-round
0.55 Mile - Natural Surface – Easy
The trail follows Limestone Creek along bluffs upstream from the boat ramp. The trail connects with the Homestead Loop Trail and Rebecca Hawkins Trail.
Featured Birds: woodpeckers, warblers, vireos, flycatchers and other songbirds, bald eagles and osprey.

Boat Ramp and Homestead Trail: 36.20493, -82.65947 – Year-round
0.50 Mile - Natural Surface – Easy
The trail runs along the Nolichucky River from the boat ramp to the campground area. The trail also connects
with the Limestone Creek Trail.
Featured Birds: woodpeckers, warblers, vireos, flycatchers and other songbirds. Mallards, wood ducks and belted kingfishers throughout the summer.