The David Crockett State Park gets its name the famous American pioneer. David (Davey) Crockett was several things throughout his career, including a soldier, politician, and nature lover. Crockett built a series of businesses along the banks of Shoal Creek, which resides within David Crockett State Park, that consisted of a distillery, gristmill, and a powdermill. Unfortunately, these structures were washed away during a flood in 1821.
Today, visitors to this 1,319-acre park can check out the museum and a replica gristmill. Those with doggos at their side can find plenty of outdoor fun to excite you both. For the hikers, 10 miles of paved and natural trails beckon you on an adventure through forest and limestone bluffs. You'll see the famous Shoal Creek and Crockett Falls, as well as be able to spot the various wildlife that calls this park home. The trails range from easy to moderate, and are highly adaptable to whatever kind of hike you prefer. For bikers, there is also a 1.45 mile paved bike trail. Picnic pavilions are available to rent for parties, or just for a rest between trails, and an amphitheater hosts events.
Water lovers can get their fill of fun on Lake Lindsey. Non-gas powered motor boaters can bring their own boat to get on the water, or rent canoes, kayaks, pedal boats or paddleboards during the summer months. If you prefer to cast a line, you can try your hand at catching bass, bluegill or crappie. You can rent a row boat and even purchase your fishing license right on site.
Spend more time and sleep over at one of the furbulous campsites. You can live like Crockett did in a primitive site, or get one with water and electricity hookups. All sites have access to bathhouses and trash areas.
Your dog can join you in many of the outdoor adventures found at this park, but is not allowed in any indoor spaces and places, including the museum and pool areas. Always keep your dog on a leash wherever you travel in the park. Be aware of any posted signs along trails or areas that prohibits dogs. Have drinking water on hand to share with your thirsty pup, as well as clean-up bags, and be sure to pick up whatever they leave behind.
Celebrate an American icon and walk in his footsteps with your pup at the David Crockett State Park today!