David Crockett Birthplace State Park

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1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd #5825, Limestone, TN 37681, United States

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Introduction of David Crockett Birthplace State Park

David Crockett Birthplace State Park, located on the Nolichucky River and centred on the traditional birthplace of Tennessee frontiersman, soldier, and politician Davy Crockett, is a popular state park for RV travellers. David Crockett has become one of America’s most well-known folk heroes, and the park honours and celebrates his birth and upbringing.. Before Crockett, Native Americans lived in and around the park, but heavy cultivation in the 19th and 20th centuries destroyed much of the prehistoric value that the site would have had. The Nolichucky Settlement, the area’s first European settlement, was established in 1771. The park first opened in 1973.

The park now has a visitor centre, two picnic pavilions, two picnic areas, a swimming pool, a playground, and a public boat launching ramp. There are also several short hiking trails that follow the riverbank and bluffs. The original birthplace cabin and museum, which provide some great information about Crockett and why he is held in such high regard, are the park’s highlights.

There are 88 campground sites for RV campers, 54 of which have full hook-ups and seventeen of which have only water and electricity hook-ups. The remaining 17 campsites are basic tent sites with no hookups. Reservations can be made up to a year ahead of time, and the park is open all year.

David Crockett Birthplace State Park Camping

The campground at David Crockett Birthplace State Park is well-known for its large, clean, and level sites, making it ideal for RV travellers. There are a total of 83 sites, including 53 full hook-up sites with water, sewer, and 50 amp electrical service. There are 17 water and 30 amp electrical hookup sites, as well as 13 primitive tent sites.

A picnic pavilion, laundry, bathhouse, dump station, fire rings, picnic tables, and a toilet block are all available at the campground. WiFi is available, but the signal strength varies depending on where you are. There is also a playground near the campground. Check in at the park office before setting up your campsite. Campfires are only permitted in designated fire rings or above-ground fire stands. All sites are available all year and can be reserved online.

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David Crockett Birthplace State Park Activities


Swimming in the pool is a popular way for visitors to unwind at David Crockett Birthplace State Park. The pool has admission fees, but they are reduced for campers staying in the park. The park’s pool has a diving board, and nearby amenities such as picnic tables and a drink machine are available. The pool is open from Wednesday to Sunday during the summer, and only on weekends in August. The pool will close after Labor Day weekend.


David Crockett Birthplace State Park is located on the banks of the Nolichucky River and is an excellent place to launch a boat and go boating. There are several designated access points throughout the park where you can launch personal kayaks and canoes. During park hours, a boat ramp is available for larger boats. It’s near the mouth of Big Limestone Creek at the park’s southern end.


The Nolichucky River is also excellent for those who enjoy fishing. There are numerous fishing opportunities that can lead to the capture of a variety of freshwater species, including smallmouth bass, catfish, and crappie, which are all popular catches. Boat fishing is popular, but if you don’t have a boat, you can go bank or wade fishing. Bait, tackle, snacks, and state fishing licences can all be purchased at off-park locations.


Do you enjoy hiking? During your visit to the park, you will have the opportunity to explore three different trails. The trails range in difficulty from easy to moderate and are all half a mile or less. While all of the trails offer beautiful views and plenty of opportunities for wildlife and wildflower viewing, the most popular is the River Bluff Trail. This is a moderately difficult trail that takes you close to the ancient limestone bluffs.


David Crockett Birthplace State Park’s diverse habitats, which include limestone bluffs, forests, and adjacent agricultural fields, provide excellent bird watching opportunities all year. Tall trees along the river’s edge are known to attract spring and fall migrants, as well as provide excellent nesting sites in the summer. Wild turkey, sparrows, woodpeckers, warblers, and other songbirds are also common visitors to the park throughout the year. Check the park’s website to see if there will be a bird-watching event during your visit.

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David Crockett Birthplace State Park Location

Greene County’s David Crockett Birthplace State Park is located along the Nolichucky River. The park is easily accessible and can be reached via David Crockett Park Road and Charles Johnson Road. Chuckney (two and a half miles away) and Limestone are two small towns within a short drive of the park (around two miles away). Johnson City is the nearest city to David Crockett Birthplace State Park. If you need supplies, we recommend stopping just outside of Chuckney on US-321.

The most notable road near the park is US-321, which connects to Old State Route 34 and David Crockett Park Road. The terrain in and around the park is very easy to navigate, so getting to the park should be no problem. There should be no impediments or other problems, such as overhanging trees or winding roads. During the winter, check the weather forecast or call the park office to ensure that the park’s roads will be open.


At David Crockett Birthplace State Park, there is plenty of parking.

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There are no public transportation options that will take you to David Crockett Birthplace State Park.

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