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Stones River National Cemetery Park

Phone: 61589395016 Email: STRI_Information@nps.gov Distance: 3.75 miles

In July 1862, Congress passed legislation giving the President of the United States the authority to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries "for the soldiers who shall die in the service of their country." This legislation effectively began the National Cemetery system. Stones River National Cemetery was established in 1865 and has more than 6,000 Union graves. In 1933 responsibility o...

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Stones River National Battlefield Park

Rank: 159 5 Activites Email: stri_information@nps.gov Distance: 3.75 miles

The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important military and political gains for the Union, and it changed forever the people who lived and fought here.

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Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area Park

Phone: (615)-898-2947 Email: civilwar@mtsu.edu Distance: 7.98 miles

Experience the powerful stories of vicious warfare, homefront and occupation, the freedom of emancipation, and the enduring legacies of Reconstruction at sites across the entire state of Tennessee.

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Woodlands Trace National Park

Phone: 18005257077 Email: lblinfo@fs.fed.us Distance: 16.42 miles

Running along a ridge of land between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, Woodlands Trace is a beautiful, easy drive in rolling terrain with opportunities to pull off and explore on your own or at developed interpretive facilities. This outdoor setting includes the seasonal splendors of nature, with blossoming trees and flowers in the spring, a green canopy in the summer, brilliant fall foliage, and t...

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J Percy Priest Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (615)-889-1975 Distance: 17.88 miles

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to J. Percy Priest Lake. The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, h...

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Old Hickory Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (615)-822-4846 Distance: 26.56 miles

Besides its many parks and recreation areas, Old Hickory is home to several group camp facilities such as the Boy Scouts? Camp Boxwell, Lincoya Girl Scout Camp, Fraternal Order of Police Camp for underprivileged children, the Easter Seal Camp, and Ruillman Rehabilitation Center, all of which provide outdoor experiences for thousands of young people each year.

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Ocoee Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (423)-338-5201 Distance: 29.25 miles

Ocoee Scenic Byway, the first National Forest Byway in the nation, winds through the Cherokee National Forest, passing Parksville Lake and traveling through the scenic bluffs of the Ocoee River Gorge. One section of the byway climbs to the top of the Chilhowee Mountains in Tennessee. From here, you capture magnificent views of the Tennessee Valley, the Cumberland Plateau, the Blue Ridge Province, ...

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Center Hill Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (931)-858-3125 Distance: 37.84 miles

Facilities located at Center Hill Lake include Edgar Evins State Park and the Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts. Burgess Falls State Natural Area and Rock Island State Park are also located on the lake.

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Cordell Hull Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (615)-735-1034 Distance: 38.28 miles

Visitors to Cordell Hull Lake enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, under license to the Corps, administers an intensive wildlife management program at the lake.

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Cheatham Lock And Dam National Park

10 Activites Phone: (615)-792-5697 Distance: 50.26 miles

Visitors to Cheatham Lake come to enjoy its many recreational opportunities. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency manages wildlife management areas on the lake. Riverfront park, operated by Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County, is one of the many facilities available to the public.

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Barren River Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (270)-646-2055 Distance: 69.39 miles

The Barren River was the historic route for westward traveling pioneers. They would travel down the Barren River to a trading post at present-day Bowling Green, Kentucky, where their journey would proceed by land. Barren River was named by early pioneers for its treeless fields. The open fields were actually created by Native Americans, who burned sections of woodland, forming grasslands to attra...

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Dale Hollow Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (931)-243-3136 Distance: 70.38 miles

Dale Hollow Lake is a vacation destination that borders the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year. The dam is located on the Obey River, about 3 miles east of Celina, Tennessee. Surrounded by a thick expanse o...

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Russell Cave National Monument Park

Rank: 322 2 Activites Phone: (256)-495-2672 Email: shelia_Reed@nps.gov Distance: 74.72 miles

Russell Cave is an archaeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. Thousands of years ago a portion of Russell Cave's entrance collapsed, creating a shelter that, for more than 10,000 years, was home to prehistoric peoples. Today it provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D.

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Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (931)-232-7477 Email: crosscreeks@fws.gov Distance: 79.96 miles

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge Cross Creeks NWR is located four miles east of Dover, in Stewart County, Tennessee and approximately seventy-five miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. The refuge was established in 1962 as a result of mitigation proceedings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when portion of the Kentucky Woodlands NWR was inundated with the creation of the Lake Barkely...

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield Park

Rank: 162 4 Activites Phone: (931)-232-5348 Email: doug_richardson@nps.gov Distance: 86.90 miles

Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant was becoming quite famous as he wrote these words following the surrender of Confederate Fort Donelson on Sunday, February 16, 1862. The Union victory at Fort Donelson elated the North, and stunned the South. Within days of the surrender, Clarksville and Nashville would fall into Union hands. Grant and his troops had created a pathway to victory for the Union.

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Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 87.50 miles

Fern Cave NWR was purchased in 1981 to provide protection for the federally endangered gray and Indiana bats. It consists of 199 acres of forested hillside underlain by a massive cave with many stalactite and stalagmite-filled rooms. The cave has five hidden entrances with four occurring on the Refuge. Fern Cave contains the largest wintering colony of gray bats in the United States with over o...

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Nickajack Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (423)-876-6706 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 88.89 miles

Nickajack Reservoir extends 46 miles upstream from the dam to Chickamauga Dam. The reservoir offers wide expanses of water and the spectacular scenery of the Tennessee River Gorge, known as the Grand Canyon of Tennessee. Boat-launching ramps and fishing berms are located on both sides of the river below the dam, and a concrete fishing pier is connected to the bank with footbridges and a wheelchair...

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Chickamauga Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (423)-876-6706 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 88.89 miles

Chickamauga Reservoir is named for a tribe of Native Americans that broke away from the Cherokee Nation in the 1700s. They lived in villages along North Chickamauga Creek, which joins the river just below Chickamauga Dam. The reservoir attracts milllions of outdoor enthusiasts each year for fishing, boating, and swimming. There are boat ramps on the lake and canoe access on North Chickamauga Creek...

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Rank: 116 9 Activites Phone: (270)-758-2180 Email: MACA_Information@nps.gov Distance: 89.19 miles

Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name - Mammoth.

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Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 92.91 miles

Sauta Cave NWR (known as Blowing Wind Cave NWR until 1999) is a 264 acre Refuge purchased in 1978 to provide protection for the federally endangered gray and Indiana bat and their critical habitat. The cave provides a summer roosting site for about 200,000 - 300,000 gray bats and a winter hibernaculum for both the gray and Indiana bats. There are two entrances into the cave on the Refuge but the...

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Nolin River Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (270)-286-4511 Distance: 93.95 miles

Nolin River Lake has an average annual visitation of over two million and maintains one of the lowest drowning rates in the State. Known for its unique blue/green water, Nolin is one of the top five lakes in Kentucky for catfish, bass, crappie, and walleye fishing. The majority of the path Nolin River follows is located within the boundary of Mammoth Cave National Park, making for very scenic cano...

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Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (731)-642-2091 Email: fw4_rw_tennessee@fws.gov Distance: 94.88 miles

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, encompasing over 51,000 acres, is located on Kentucky Lake in northwest Tennessee. The refuge's three units: Big Sandy, Duck River and Busseltown stretch for 65 miles along the Tennessee River. Established in 1945, the refuge is one of the older refuges in the country. It is managed as an important resting and feeding area for wintering waterfowl. The refuge...

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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Rank: 76 4 Activites Email: CHCH_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 96.26 miles

In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, "This...is the death-knell of the Confederacy."

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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 96.33 miles

Wheeler NWR, located along the Tennessee River between Huntsville and Decatur, was established in 1938 to provide habitat for wintering and migrating birds. Considered the easternmost Refuge in the Mississippi flyway, this 34,500 acre Refuge attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year and supports the southernmost and Alabama's only significant concentration of wintering Southern James Ba...

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Blowing Wind Cave Nwr National Park

1 Activites Phone: (205)-353-7243 Email: r4rw_al.wlr@fws.gov Distance: 98.97 miles

Blowing Wind Cave NWR lies just above the Sauty Creek embayment of TVA's Guntersville Reservoir, 7 miles west of Scottsboro, Alabama. The refuge consists of upland hardwoods and limestone rock out crops. The cave has a double entrance, upper and lower, and is critical habitat for endangered gray and Indiana bats. The cave serves as a minor hibernation area for Indian bats and historically as a ...

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