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East Tennessee State Parks Ranked According to Acreage
Rank
'22
ParkPhone
Website1
Acreage
FT/PT empl.
Hours of operation
Days open
Facilities
Top local executive
Year founded
1Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park
220 Park Road
Caryville, TN 37714
423-566-2229
cumberland-trail
41,106
13 / 12
Sunrise-sunset2
Daily
Trail heads, back country shelters, back country campsites, fishing, rock climbing
Bob Fulcher
Park manager
1965
2Frozen Head State Park & Natural Area
964 Flat Fork Road
Wartburg, TN 37887
423-346-3318
frozen-head
24,000
10 / 0
8 am-sunset
Daily
Camping, picnic shelters, amphitheater, Stonecipher-Kelly house, horse trails, swimming, fishing, biking, birding
Jacob Ingram
Park manager
1970
3Norris Dam State Park
125 Village Green Circle
Rocky Top, TN 37769
865-426-7461
norris-dam
4,000
17 / 9
7 am-10 pm
Daily
Boating, skiing, fishing, hiking, birding, marina, camping, cabins, museum, gristmill, picnic areas, tennis courts, recreation hall, horseback riding, biking, historical presentations, seasonal cave adventure, boat tours
Veronica Greear
Park manager
1953
4Big Ridge State Park
1015 Big Ridge Road
Maynardville, TN 37807
865-992-5523
big-ridge
3,687
12 / 16
8 am-10 pm3
Daily
Fishing, boating, paddling, camping, hiking, birding, picnic areas, tennis, basketball, cabins, swim beach, playgrounds
Keith Montgomery
Park manager
1949
5Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park
501 Rocky Fork Road
Flag Pond, TN 27657
423-271-1233
rocky-fork
2,076
2 / 0
Sunrise-sunset2
Daily
Hiking, mountain biking, fishing
Tim Pharis
Park manager
2014
6Roan Mountain State Park
1015 Highway 143
Roan Mountain, TN 37687
423-772-0190
roan-mountain
2,006
22 / 15
8 am-11 pm4
Daily
Cabins, campsites, conference center, interpretive center, amphitheater, hiking, fishing, picnic areas
Monica Johnson
Park manager
1967
7Panther Creek State Park
2010 Panther Creek Road
Morristown, TN 37814
423-587-7046
panther-creek
1,444
9 / 5
6 am-sunset
Daily
Pavilions, playground, disk golf, camping, multi-use trails, picnic areas, paddling, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, birding, horseback riding
Jason Chadwell
Park manager
1967
8Harrison Bay State Park
8411 Harrison Bay Road
Harrison, TN 37341
423-344-2272
harrison-bay
1,200
26 / 41
8 am-10 pm
Daily
Boating, marina, fishing, paddling, camping, hiking, picnic area, golfing, seasonal swimming pool, mountain bike trail, birding
Don Campbell
Park manager
1938
8Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
423-420-2331
fortloudoun.com
1,200
7 / 0
8 am-sunset5
Daily6
Reconstructed 18th-century fort, visitor center, museum, picnic area, birding, hiking, fishing, kayak rentals/launch, boat dock
Eric Hughey
Park manager
1977
10Warrior's Path State Park
490 Hemlock Road
Kingsport, TN 37663
423-239-8531
warriors-path
950
23 / 31
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
11Cove Lake State Park
110 Cove Lake Lane
Caryville, TN 37714
423-566-9701
cove-lake
606
12 / 7
8 am-sunset
Daily
Boating, fishing, paddling, swimming, camping, restaurant, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, fishing, hiking, biking, birding, meeting/picnic areas
Casey Hatmaker
Park manager
1940
12Seven Islands State Birding Park
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764
865-407-8335
seven-islands
416
3 / 1
Sunrise-sunset
Daily
9+ miles of hiking trails, Seven Islands Landing, Mutton Hollow Landing, Bluebird Barn, Swallows at the Window Barn, Maple Leaf Barn, The Green House, The Kelly House, Chimney Swift Tower, Upland Pond Viewing Platform, Wild Yards native plants garden, year round programming, ADA trail, pedestrian bridge
Justine Cucchiara
Park manager
2013
13Booker T. Washington State Park
5801 Champion Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416
423-894-4955
booker-t-washington
353
8 / 5
7 am-sunset
Daily
Lodge, camping, fishing, boating, hiking, birding, birding, picnic areas
Levan Gardner
Park manager
1938
14Red Clay State Historic Area
1140 Red Clay Park Road SW
Cleveland, TN 37311
423-478-0339
red-clay
263
4 / 6
8 am-sunset
Daily6
Visitor center, gift shop, museum, theater, library, picnic shelter, amphitheaters, hiking, replica structures, Eternal Flame of the Cherokee Nation
Erin Medley
Park manager
1974
15Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325
423-263-0050
hiwassee-ocoee
221
11 / 9
Varies3
Daily
Playground, camping, amphitheater, visitor center, boating, hiking, fishing, birding, biking, picnic areas
Angelo Giansante
Park manager
1972
16Indian Mountain State Park
143 State Park Circle
Jellico, TN 37762
423-784-7958
indian-mountain
203
6 / 7
8 am-sunset
Daily
Camping, hiking trails, fishing, boating, paddling, picnic areas, visitor center, horseback riding, birding
Kayley Kempton
Park manager
1977
17David Crockett Birthplace State Park
1245 Davy Crockett Park Road
Limestone, TN 37681
423-257-2167
david-crockett-birthplace
105
6 / 6
7:30 am-sunset7
Daily
Campgrounds, museum, fishing, boating, paddling, hiking, biking
Joseph Nowotarski
Park manager
1973
18Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
423-543-5808
sycamore-shoals
76
7 / 4
8 am-4:30 pm Mon-Sat; 1-4:30 Sun
Daily
Visitor center, replica of historic Ft. Watuga, picnic area, amphitheater, hiking, birding, Carter Mansion and Sabine Hill
Jennifer Bauer
Park manager
1973
1 Website prefix for all is http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/; 2 Except for registered campers; 3 Office hours 8 am-4:30 pm; 4 Office hours 8:30 am-4 pm; 5 Museum 8 am-4:30; 6 Closed on Christmas day; 7 Museum M-F, 1 pm-4:30 pm
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.knoxvillebookoflists.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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