This park was designated as a national forest on October 13, 1936, and is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Visitors to Davy Crockett National Forest can expect to witness a wide variety of attractive features. Some of the more popular attractions to this national forest include the 20-mile-long Four C National Recreation Trail, the 3,040-acre Big Slough Wilderness Area, and the Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area.
This recreational area was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1936 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal plan that sought to provide employment to Americans during the Great Depression. The recreational area that was built by the CCC is surrounded by a 45-acre lake. Besides these amenities, the park also has a campground, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails, beach and bathhouse, and an amphitheater.
These amenities make the forest fun and popular place to enjoy recreational activities like boating, fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, swimming, and horseback riding. Visitors to Davy Crockett National Forest can bring their dogs with them, but the management of the forest expects that the forests strict rules will be adhered to. Some of the forest rules are as follows.
Dog owners are expected to keep their dogs on a six-foot leash at all times. If the dog is not on a leash, then the dog must be kept in a secure enclosure. Additionally, dog owners are expected to prevent their dogs from going into areas of the forest that are not dog-friendly. These areas of the forest are designated as such to protect the forest's resources.