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East Tennessee State Parks Ranked According to 2019 Attendance1
Rank
'20
'19Park2019 visitors
Phone
Website2
Acreage
FT/PT empl.
Hours of operation
Days open
Facilities
Top local executive
Year founded
11Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325
2,949,736
423-263-0050
hiwassee-ocoee
221
7 / 5
Varies3
Daily
Playground, campground, group camping, amphitheater, visitor center, boating, hiking, fishing, birding, biking, picnic areas
Angelo Giansante
Park manager
1972
22Warrior's Path State Park
490 Hemlock Road
Kingsport, TN 37663
1,693,072
423-239-8531
warriors-path
970
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
35Roan Mountain State Park
1015 Highway 143
Roan Mountain, TN 37687
1,007,410
423-772-0190
roan-mountain
2,006
22 / 17
8 am-11 pm4
Daily
Cabins, campsites, group sites, seasonal heated swimming pool, conference center, interpretive center, amphitheater, hiking, fishing, picnic areas
Meg Guy
Park manager
1967
43Big Ridge State Park
1015 Big Ridge Road
Maynardville, TN 37807
956,924
865-992-5523
big-ridge
3,687
13 / 4
8 am-10 pm3
Daily
Fishing, boating, paddling, camping, group camping, hiking, birding, picnic areas, tennis, basketball, cabins, swim beach, playgrounds (wheelchair accessible)
Keith Montgomery
Park manager
1949
54Harrison Bay State Park
8411 Harrison Bay Road
Harrison, TN 37341
839,078
423-344-2272
harrison-bay
1,171
29 / 42
8 am-10 pm
Daily
Boating, marina, fishing, paddling, camping, group camping, hiking, picnic area, golfing, seasonal swimming pool, mountain bike trail, birding
Don Campbell
Park manager
1938
67Panther Creek State Park
2010 Panther Creek Road
Morristown, TN 37814
639,467
423-587-7046
panther-creek
1,445
10 / 11
6 am-sunset
Daily
Pavilions, swimming pool, camping, multi-use trails, picnic areas w/ grills, paddling, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, birding, horseback riding
Jason Chadwell
Park manager
1967
76Cove Lake State Park
110 Cove Lake Lane
Caryville, TN 37714
501,566
423-566-9701
cove-lake
617
11 / 17
8 am-sunset
Daily
Boating, fishing, paddling, swimming, campgrounds, restaurant, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, fishing, hiking, biking, birding, meeting/picnic areas
Casey Hatmaker
Park manager
1940
88Indian Mountain State Park
143 State Park Circle
Jellico, TN 37762
394,672
423-784-7958
indian-mountain
203
6 / 7
8 am-sunset
Daily
Camping, swimming pool, hiking trails, fishing, boating, paddling, picnic areas, visitor center, horseback riding, birding
Jerome Cummins
Park manager
1977
912Booker T. Washington State Park
5801 Champion Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416
348,024
423-894-4955
booker-t-washington
353
8 / 8
7 am-sunset
Daily
Lodge, group camping, fishing, boating, swimming pool, hiking, birding, birding, picnic areas
Levan Gardner
Park manager
1938
109David Crockett Birthplace State Park
1245 Davy Crockett Park Road
Limestone, TN 37681
297,818
423-257-2167
david-crockett-birthplace
105
7 / 6
7:30 am-sunset5
Daily
Campgrounds, pool, museum, fishing, boating, paddling, hiking, biking
Kiefer Halle
Park manager
1973
1110Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
272,419
423-543-5808
sycamore-shoals
766
7 / 5
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, Patriots Path and Longhunter Loop
Jennifer Bauer
Park manager
1973
1213Frozen Head State Park & Natural Area
964 Flat Fork Road
Wartburg, TN 37887
215,008
423-346-3318
frozen-head
22,098
10 / 8
8 am-sunset
Daily
Campground, picnic shelters, amphitheater, Stonecipher-Kelly house, horse trails, swimming, fishing, biking, birding
Jacob Ingram
Park manager
1970
1311Red Clay State Historic Area
1140 Red Clay Park Road SW
Cleveland, TN 37311
212,603
423-478-0339
red-clay
260
5 / 0
8 am-sunset
Daily7
Visitor center, gift shop, museum, theater, library, picnic shelter, amphitheaters, hiking, replica structures, Eternal Flame of the Cherokee Nation8
Erin Medley
Park manager
1974
1414Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
144,964
423-420-2331
fortloudoun.com
1,200
7 / 0
8 am-sunset9
Daily7
Reconstructed 18th-century fort, visitor center, museum, picnic area, birding, hiking, fishing, kayak rentals/launch, boat dock
Eric Hughey
Park manager
1977
1516Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park
220 Park Road
Caryville, TN 37714
109,827
423-566-2229
cumberland-trail
41,106
13 / 6
Sunrise-sunset10
Daily
Trail heads, back country shelters, back country campsites, fishing, rock climbing, hiking
Bob Fulcher
Park manager
1965
1615Norris Dam State Park
125 Village Green Circle
Rocky Top, TN 37769
87,620
865-426-7461
norris-dam
4,000
16 / 16
7 am-10 pm
Daily
Boating, skiing, fishing, hiking, birding, marina, camping, cabins, museum, gristmill, picnic areas, tennis courts, recreation hall, pool, horseback riding, biking, and live educational animals11
Veronica Greear
Park manager
1953
1717Seven Islands State Birding Park12
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764
82,000
865-407-8335
seven-islands
416
2 / 2
Sunrise-sunset
Daily
8+ miles of hiking trails, Seven Islands Landing, Mutton Hollow Landing, Bluebird Barn, Swallows at the Window Barn, Maple Leaf Barn, The Green House13
Justine Cucchiara
Park manager
2013
1818Rocky Fork State Park
501 Rocky Fork Road
Flag Pond, TN 27657
38,132
423-271-1233
rocky-fork
2,036
2 / 0
NA
NA
Hiking, mountain biking, fishing
Jesse Germeraad
Park manager
2014
TOTAL10,790,340
1 Fiscal year attendance figures spanning July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020. Measures overall visits, not necessarily visitors; 2 Website prefix for all is http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/; 3 Office hours 8 am-4:30 pm; 4 Office hours 8:30 am-4 pm; 5 Museum M-F, 1 pm-4:30 pm; 6 plus four additional acres at Carter Mansion and Sabine Hill; 7 Closed on Christmas day; 8 Council Spring, the area where the Cherokee leaders met to discuss civic and communal affairs before their forced expulsion from the land in 1838; 9 Museum 8 am-4:30; 10 Except for registered campers; 11 Programs by request, historical presentations, seasonal cave adventure, boat tours; 12 Information from 2019 survey; 13 The Kelly House, Chimney Swift Tower, Upland Pond Viewing Platform, Wild Yards native plants garden, year round programming, ADA trail
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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