Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park is a state
park in Greene County, Tennessee. Situated along the Nolichucky
River, the park consists of 105 acres centered around the
traditional birthplace of legendary Tennessee frontiersman, soldier,
and politician Davy Crockett (1786-1836). The park includes a
replica of Crockett's birth cabin, a museum, and a large campground.
Davy Crockett's Birthplace has been preserved by
the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as
an historic site within the state park system.
The site consists of 105 partially wooded acres
of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee.
Davy Crockett Park Road
Limestone , TN 37681-5825
Camp Ground: 423-257-4500
The museum at the park contains exhibits which
tell of the different aspects of the life of Davy Crockett. Visitors
can learn a lot about Crockett the hunter, the politician, the
businessman and the legendary hero as portrayed in the Walt Disney
movie of the 1950's.
A short video about Davy Crockett can be viewed
in the museum during business hours. In addition to the museum, a
cabin replica is a short walking distance from the museum. The cabin
depicts a typical frontier cabin much like the one in which Davy
Crockett was born in 1786. Located in front of the cabin is the
engraved footstone to the original cabin.
After visiting the museum and cabin, the visitor
can look for his or her own home states' natural stone incorporated in
the Crockett monument wall.
Call the park office for weekend museum hours.
The park has 88 campground sites that have water
and electricity hookups with 40 of the sites having sewer hookups. The
RV camp sites can accommodate any size RV.
Small tents may be put up beside the RV's. The
campground is located near the beautiful Nolichucky River. A swimming
pool and a playground are located adjacent to the camping area.
Campsites are available on a first-come,
first-served basis and the maximum stay is 14 days. Campers
should register at the park campground office. Campground office is
open from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm daily during the camping season.
A large picnic pavilion is located in the
campground and is used exclusively by registered campers.
The Nolichucky River arises from mountain
streams in Western North Carolina and Northeast Tennessee. Fishing is
one of the recreational opportunities offered by the Nolichucky River.
Several species such as smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie,
bluegill, redeye and catfish are regularly taken using a variety of
artificial lures and natural bait. A Tennessee fishing license or
temporary fishing permit is necessary to fish in the river.
There is a public boat launching ramp. Small
boats may be carried through the park to access the river.
The picnic area at Davy Crockett Birthplace is
located on the banks of the Nolichucky River. Visitors can picnic and
enjoy fishing for the abundant species found in the Nolichucky. Field
sports are regularly played in the fields close to the picnic area.
The Crockett Cabin and monument are located just above the picnic area
within easy walking distance.
There are three picnic pavilions, two of which
can be reserved by the public.
There are two picnic pavilions which can be reserved by the public. A
fee is charged to make a reservation. Pavilions are equipped with
grills and water spigots. Restrooms are within easy walking distance.
If a pavilion is not reserved, it may be used on
a first-come, first-serve basis.
The park's pool is open from Memorial Day until
late summer. The pool has a diving well with 1-3 meter board and 1-1
meter board. Picnic tables, snack and drink machines are available
outside the pool area.
Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours.