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Pickett State Park

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

In Jamestown, Tennessee, Pickett State Park is about 1,000 acres inside an almost 20,000 acre forest. The land was donated to the state by Stearns Coal and Lumber Company. The Civilian Conservation Corps worked eight years to build trails and facilities. It's the first state park in the South to be designated a Dark Sky Park, meaning there's so little light pollution you can get unencumbered views of the sky. It has 15 cabins, 26 campsites, a visitors' center, a playground, a nature center, a tennis court, an apiary, a volleyball court, an amphitheater, and 58 miles of hiking trails- including the Blue Trail (.75 mile), the Double Falls Trail (.7 mile), the Hazard Cave Trail (1.6 mile), the Hidden Passage Trail (7.8 miles), the Indian Rockhouse Trail (.2 mile), the Island Trail (.3 mile), the Ladder Trail (.95 mile), the Lake View Trail (.5 mile), the Moccasin Rock Trail (.65 mile), the Natural Bridge Trail (1 mile), the Ridge Trail (2.5 miles), and the Tunnel Trail (.45 mile). We did the Hazard Cave Trail, and frankly, the Hazard Cave was one of the coolest natural feature we've seen at any state park so far.

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