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East Tennessee State Parks Ranked According to 2016 Attendance1
Rank
'17
'16ParkPhone
Website
2016 visitors
Acreage
FT/PT empl.
Hours of operation
Days open
Facilities
Top local executive
Year founded
12Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325
423-263-0050
hiwassee-ocoee
3,999,3422
221
11 / 8
Varies3
Daily
Playground, campground, amphitheater, visitor center, boating, hiking, fishing, biking
Howard Deverell
Park manager
1972
21Warrior's Path State Park
490 Hemlock Road
Kingsport, TN 37663
423-239-8531
warriors-path
2,407,285
982
23 / 43
7 am-11 pm
Daily
Camping, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, golf, picnic area, playgrounds, riding stables, pool, disc golf
Sarah Leedy
Park manager
1952
33Big Ridge State Park
1015 Big Ridge Road
Maynardville, TN 37807
865-992-5523
big-ridge
1,627,061
3,642
13 / 4
8 am-10 pm
Daily
Fishing, boating, camping, hiking, picnic areas, tennis, basketball, cabins, swim beach, playgrounds (wheelchair-accessible)
Keith Montgomery
Park manager
1949
44Roan Mountain State Park
1015 Highway 143
Roan Mountain, TN 37687
423-772-0190
roan-mountain
1,048,770
1,998
24 / 12
8 am-11 pm4
Daily
30 cabins, 107 campsites, 4 group sites, seasonal heated swimming pool, conference center, interpretive center
J.R. Tinch
Park manager
1967
56Panther Creek State Park
2010 Panther Creek Road
Morristown, TN 37814
423-587-7046
panther-creek
628,422
1,445
10 / 11
6am-sunset
Daily
Pavilions for rent, swimming pool, 50 camp sites w/ water & electricity, multi-use trails, picnic areas w/ grills
Jason Chadwell
Park manager
1967
67Cove Lake State Park
110 Cove Lake Lane
Caryville, TN 37714
423-566-9701
cove-lake
491,346
617
11 / 17
8 am-sunset
Daily
Boat, campgrounds, meeting hall, restaurant, tennis courts, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, fishing, hiking
Kim Moore
Park manager
1940
78Indian Mountain State Park
143 State Park Circle
Jellico, TN 37762
423-784-7958
indian-mountain
384,672
203
6 / 7
8 am-sunset
Daily
Camping, swimming pool, hiking trails, fishing, picnic areas, visitor center, volleyball, horseback riding
Jerome Cummins
Park manager
1977
89Booker T. Washington State Park
5801 Champion Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416
423-894-4955
booker-t-washington
380,503
353
8 / 8
7 am-sunset
Daily
Lodge, group camping, fishing, boating, swimming pool, hiking, birding, basketball
Levan Gardner
Park manager
1938
911Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
423-543-5808
sycamore-shoals
269,310
76
6 / 0
8 am-4:30 pm Mon-Sat; 1-4:30 Sun
Daily
Visitor center, replica of historic Ft. Watauga, picnic area, amphitheater, historic Carter Mansion, Mountain River Trail
Jennifer Bauer
Park manager
1973
1010Red Clay State Historic Area
1140 Red Clay Park Road SW
Cleveland, TN 37311
423-478-0339
red-clay
253,539
260
5 / 0
8 am-sunset
Daily except Christmas Day
Visitor center, gift shop, museum, theater, library, picnic shelter, amphitheaters, trails, replica structures, Eternal Flame of the Cherokee Nation, Council Spring5
Erin Medley
Park manager
1974
1113Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6217
fort-loudoun
225,889
853
7 / 0
8 am-sunset
Daily
Reconstructed 18th-century fort, visitor center, museum, picnic area, birding, hiking, fishing
Eric Hughey
Park manager
1977
125Harrison Bay State Park
8411 Harrison Bay Road
Harrison, TN 37341
423-344-2272
harrison-bay
168,475
1,171
29 / 42
8 am-10 pm
Daily
Basketball, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, picnic area, golf, seasonal swimming pool, mountain bike trail, baseball, volleyball
Don Campbell
Park manager
1938
1312Frozen Head State Park & Natural Area
964 Flat Fork Road
Wartburg, TN 37887
423-346-3318
frozen-head
156,471
22,782
8 / 0
8 am-sunset
Daily
Campground, picnic shelters, amphitheater, horse trails, swimming, fishing, biking, birding
David Engebretson
Park manager
1970
1417David Crockett Birthplace State Park
1245 Davy Crockett Park Road
Limestone, TN 37681
423-257-2167
david-crockett-birthplace
141,894
105
7 / 6
7:30 am-sunset6
Daily
Campgrounds, pool, museum, fishing area, hiking, biking
Jackie Fischer
Park manager
1973
1514Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park
220 Park Road
Caryville, TN 37714
423-566-2229
cumberland-trail
97,573
16,786
12 / 17
Sunrise-sunset7
Daily
Trail heads, back country shelters, back country campsites, fishing
Bob Fulcher
Park manager
1965
1615Norris Dam State Park
125 Village Green Circle
Rocky Top, TN 37769
865-426-7461
norris-dam
96,936
2,473
17 / 17
7 am-10pm
Daily
Boating, skiing, fishing, hiking, marina, camping, cabins, tennis, museum, gristmill, picnic shelters, tennis courts, recreation hall, pool, horseback riding, biking
Mark Morgan
Park superintendent
1953
1716Seven Islands State Birding Park
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764
865-407-8335
seven-islands
82,217
425
2 / 0
NA
NA
Wildlife refuge, fishing, biking, birding, hiking
Justine Cucchiara
Park manager
2013
NR18Rocky Fork State Park
501 Rocky Fork Road
Flag Pond, TN 27657
423-271-1233
rocky-fork
NA8
2,036
2 / 0
NA
NA
NA
Jesse Germeraad
Park manager
2014
TOTAL12,459,705
1 Fiscal year attendance figures spanning July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. Measures overall visits, not necessarily visitors. Web site prefix for all is http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/; 2 In 2016, the park administration began counting visitation to the day use areas; 3 Office hours 8 am-4:30 pm; 4 Park office open 8:30 am-4 pm daily; 5 Council Spring is the area where the Cherokee leaders met to discuss civic and communal affairs before their forced expulsion from the land in 1838; 6 Museum M-F 1 pm-4:30 pm; 7 Except for registered campers; 8 Rocky Fork's trails and other features are still under construction, so this park does not yet measure visitors
Source: Individual park representatives, park websites, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. NA=not available or not applicable. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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