Commonly shortened to Pickett State Park, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park was named after the Civilian Conservation Corps. This public works group was responsible for the initial development of the park grounds and its facilities between 1934-1942. The group built a ranger station, a human-made lake, multiple cottages, and several miles of hiking trails.
With a museum and visitor's center providing an in-depth history of the CCCs involvement in public development, Pickett State Park supplies a dazzling array of recreational opportunities to guests, including activities like fishing and camping among its other offerings.
Campers will enjoy Pickett State Park's thirty-one total campsites, all of which contain water hookups, fire pits, and a picnic table free for use. Twenty of those thirty-one sites also have electrical outlets in case you've come with appliances or an RV. A modern set of restroom and shower facilities are centrally located here, ensuring that all overnight guests have easy access.
Due to the massive bear populations that exist in Pickett State Park, there are no trash cans on the property. Guests must keep all food and perishables in an airtight container like a cooler to avoid attracting unwanted attention. Trash and recycling receptacles can be found at both the northern and southern entrances to the park, and are the only proper receptacles located on the premises.
Canines are welcome to stay overnight, as long as they're on a leash throughout their stay. If hiking is what you're looking for, there are several miles here for the taking. These paths are varied in difficulty, so guests should check updated trail guides before setting out.
These trails almost all provide views of the surrounding sandstone bluffs, natural tree-root bridges, and the myriad scenery that surrounds guests. Fishing is offered on the 12-acre Arch lake, which is stocked with trout throughout the summer. For more information on the sport, make sure to visit the Tennessee State Parks' website.