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Ocoee Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (423)-338-5201 Distance: 6.82 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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Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area Park

Phone: (615)-898-2947 Email: civilwar@mtsu.edu Distance: 25.68 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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Stones River National Cemetery Park

Phone: 61589395016 Email: STRI_Information@nps.gov Distance: 27.71 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: 27.71 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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Woodlands Trace National Park

Phone: 18005257077 Email: lblinfo@fs.fed.us Distance: 41.15 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: 47.53 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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Russell Cave National Monument Park

Rank: 322 2 Activites Phone: (256)-495-2672 Email: shelia_Reed@nps.gov Distance: 50.14 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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Center Hill Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (931)-858-3125 Distance: 56.22 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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Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 56.73 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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Old Hickory Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (615)-822-4846 Distance: 56.85 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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Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 62.90 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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Cordell Hull Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (615)-735-1034 Distance: 63.21 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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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 66.07 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: 69.62 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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Nickajack Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (423)-876-6706 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 71.61 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: 71.61 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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Cheatham Lock And Dam National Park

10 Activites Phone: (615)-792-5697 Distance: 71.77 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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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Rank: 76 4 Activites Email: CHCH_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 77.76 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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Guntersville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (256)-571-4280 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 78.18 miles

Good fishing, clear waters, and the beautiful backdrop of the wooded Appalachian foothills combine to make Guntersville one of the South's premier recreation attractions. Crappie is the number-one sport fish, usually accounting for more than half of the total catch. Bass and bluegill are also caught in large numbers. The area just below Guntersville Dam is known for its fine sauger fishing dur...

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Tims Ford Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-571-4280 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 78.18 miles

Tims Ford's sprawling arms of water are popular with canoeists, kayakers, and anglers. To improve the quality of aquatic life below the dam, TVA runs air compressors that add oxygen to the water. A small turbine has also been added to supply a minimum flow of water to support aquatic life when the hydropower plant is not generating electricity. In addition to power generation and recreation, Ti...

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Normandy Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-571-4280 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 78.18 miles

Normandy Reservoir attracts bass anglers, campers, and boaters from a wide area. Barton Springs Recreation Area on the south shore of the reservoir is particularly popular. The Duck River watershed is one of the most biologically diverse river systems in the nation. Over 500 species of fish, insects, and other aquatic life inhabit the ecosystem, including two species of mussels - the Cumberland...

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Wilson Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 85.06 miles

Wilson Dam is the only neoclassical-style dam in the TVA system, integrating themes of ancient Roman and Greek architecture into the modern structure. The construction of Wilson began in 1918, a year after the United States entered World War I. The federal government built two nitrate plants at Muscle Shoals for the making of explosives, and Wilson Dam was constructed to supply the electricity nee...

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Bear Creek Watershed Lakes National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 85.06 miles

Bear Creek is one of four dams - the others are Upper Bear Creek, Little Bear Creek, and Cedar Creek - that provide flood control, recreational opportunities, and water supply in northwest Alabama. The Bear Creek area is popular for all kinds of boating, including canoeing and kayaking. The Bear Creek Floatway, which flows into Bear Creek Reservoir, is a popular spot for teaching first-timers t...

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Pickwick Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 85.06 miles

Pickwick Landing Dam is a significant producer of hydroelectric power. It provides a flat pool of water that extends eastward to Wilson Dam in Alabama and covers a portion of the treacherous Muscle Shoals, which once hampered navigation on the Tennessee River. Pickwick Reservoir has excellent sportfishing areas, including the Wilson Dam tailwater at the upper end of the reservoir, noted for re...

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Wheeler Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 85.06 miles

Wheeler Reservoir is one of nine reservoirs that create a stairway of navigable water on the Tennessee River from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paducah, Kentucky. Along with the downstream Wilson and Pickwick Reservoirs, Wheeler helped cover the Muscle Shoals, the rock formations that had blocked navigation on the Tennessee River. Today, Wheeler Reservoir is a major recreation and tourist center, at...

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