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East Tennessee State Parks Ranked According to 2013 Attendance1
Rank
'14
'13ParkPhone
Website
2013 visitors
Acreage
FT/PT empl.
Hours of operation
Days open
Facilities
Top local executive
Year founded
11Warrior's Path State Park
490 Hemlock Road
Kingsport, TN 37663
423-239-8531
WarriorsPath
1,733,825
982
26 / 20
7 am-11 pm
Daily
Camping, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, golf, picnic area, playgrounds, riding stables, pool
Jerry Adams
Park manager
1952
22Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325
423-263-0050
Hiwassee
1,206,210
221
11 / 6
Varies2
Daily
Playground, campground, amphitheater, visitor center, boating, hiking, fishing, biking
Bridget Lofgren
Park manager
1972
33Harrison Bay State Park
8411 Harrison Bay Road
Harrison, TN 37341
423-344-2272
Harrisonbay
912,598
1,170
36 / 14
8 am-10 pm
Daily
Basketball, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, picnic area, golf, seasonal swimming pool, mountain bike trail, baseball, volleyball
Don Campbell
Park manager
1938
45Big Ridge State Park
1015 Big Ridge Road
Maynardville, TN 37807
865-992-5523
BigRidge
790,642
3,631
14 / 1
8 am-10 pm
Daily
Fishing, boating, camping, hiking, picnic areas, tennis, basketball, cabins, swim beach, playgrounds (wheelchair-accessible)
John H. Howell
Park superintendent
1949
54Roan Mountain State Park
1015 Highway 143
Roan Mountain, TN 37687
423-772-0190
RoanMtn
775,164
1,998
24 / 8
8 am-11 pm3
Daily
30 cabins, 107 campsites, 4 group sites, seasonal heated swimming pool, conference center, interpretive center
Jacob Young
Park manager
1967
67Cove Lake State Park
110 Cove Lake Lane
Caryville, TN 37714
423-566-9701
CoveLake
640,739
617
12 / 10
8 am-sunset
Daily
Boat, campgrounds, meeting hall, restaurant, tennis courts, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, fishing, hiking
Kim Moore
Park manager
1940
76Panther Creek State Park
2010 Panther Creek Road
Morristown, TN 37814
423-587-7046
PantherCreek
463,185
1,445
10 / 2
6am-sunset
Daily
Pavilions for rent, swimming pool, 50 camp sites w/ water & electricity, multi-use trails, picnic areas w/ grills
John LeCroy
Park manager
1967
89Indian Mountain State Park
143 State Park Circle
Jellico, TN 37762
423-784-7958
IndianMtn
356,776
203
6 / 3
8 am-sunset
Daily
Camping, swimming pool, hiking trails, fishing, picnic areas, visitor center, volleyball, horseback riding
Jerome Cummins
Park manager
1977
911Booker T. Washington State Park
5801 Champion Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416
423-894-4955
BookerTWashington
347,417
353
8 / 6
7 am-sunset
Daily
Lodge, group camping, fishing, boating, swimming pool, hiking, birding, basketball
Levan Gardner
Park manager
1938
108Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 W. Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
423-543-5808
SycamoreShoals
285,593
76
6 / 0
8 am- 4:30 pm Mon - Sat; 1 - 4:30 Sun
Daily
Visitor Center, replica of historic Ft. Watauga, picnic area, Ft. Watauga Amphitheater, historic Carter Mansion, Mountain River Trail
Jennifer Bauer
Park manager
1973
1110Red Clay State Historic Area
1140 Red Clay Park Road SW
Cleveland, TN 37311
423-478-0339
RedClay
250,803
263
5 / 0
8 am-sunset
Daily except Christmas Day
Visitor Center, gift shop, museum, theater, library, picnic shelter, amphitheaters, trails, replica structures, Eternal Flame, Council Spring
Erin Medley
Park manager
1974
1212Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
1245 Davy Crockett Park Road
Limestone, TN 37681
423-257-2167
DavyCrockettSHP
201,200
105
7 / 3
7:30 am to sunset4
Daily
Campgrounds, pool, museum, fishing area, hiking, biking
Bill Knapp
Park manager
1973
1316Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park
220 Park Road
Caryville, TN 37714
423-566-2229
CumberlandTrail
166,230
16,786
13 / 1
Sunrise-sunset5
Daily
Trail heads, back country shelters, back country campsites, fishing
Bob Fulcher
Park manager
1965
1413Frozen Head State Park & Natural Area
964 Flat Fork Road
Wartburg, TN 37887
423-346-3318
FrozenHead
147,203
22,782
8 / 0
8 am-sunset
Daily
Campground, picnic shelters, amphitheater, horse trails, swimming, fishing, biking, birding
David Engebretson
Park manager
1970
1515Norris Dam State Park
125 Village Green Circle
Rocky Top, TN 37769
865-426-7461
NorrisDam
75,952
2,473
18 / 8
7 am-10pm
Daily
Boating, skiing, fishing, hiking, marina, camping, cabins, tennis, museum, gristmill, picnic shelters, tennis courts, recreation hall, pool, horseback riding, biking
Mark Morgan
Park superintendent
1953
1614Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6217
FortLoudoun
60,785
853
7 / 0
8 am-sunset
Daily
Reconstructed 18th-century Fort, visitor center, museum, picnic area, birding, hiking, fishing
Eric Hughey
Park manager
1977
NRNRRocky Fork State Park6
NA7
Rocky Fork, TN NA
NA
NA
NA
2,036
NA / NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
2013
NRNRSeven Islands State Birding Park
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764
865-525-2585
Seven-islands
NA
425
2 / 0
NA
NA
Wildlife refuge, fishing, biking, birding, hiking
Justine Cucchiara
Park manager
2013
TOTAL8,414,322
1 2013 fiscal year attendance figures spanning July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014. Measures overall visits, not necessarily visitors. Web site prefix for all is www.tn.gov/environment/parks (www.tn.gov/environment/parks/warriorspath).; 2 Office hours 8 am-4:30 pm; 3 Park office open 8:30 am-4 pm daily; 4 Museum M-F 1 pm-4:30 pm; 5 Except for registered campers; 6 Designated an East Tennessee state park in July 2013; 7 No official address as of publication date
Source: Individual park representatives, park Web sites, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. NA=not available or not applicable. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.
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