Henry Horton State Park

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Henry Horton State Park

Tennessee

(931) 364-2222

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Overview

Henry Horton State Park is well known for its championship 18-hole golf course, inn and cabins, campgrounds, and trap and skeet range. The 1,140-acre park has three hiking trails and a variety of wildlife such as wild turkey, deer, and many kinds of wildflowers. Summer months bring hours of family enjoyment, including swimming in the Olympic-sized pool, fishing along the Duck River, playing volleyball or basketball, or having a picnic. Set in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, the park is located on the estate of the late Henry H. Horton, the 36th governor of Tennessee. The park is located on the shores of the historic Duck River, the longest stretch of free flowing river in Tennessee. Visitors may see remnants of a mill and bridge operated and used by Horton's wife's family for over a century on the Wilhoite Mill Trail. The three hiking trails allow visitors to explore the diverse ecosystems of the park, including oak-hickory forests and cedar glades.

Map of Henry Horton (TN)

Latitude, Longitude: 35.590376, -86.691645

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    There is a paved area that is a little over a mile long that is good for bikers.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    The roads through the park allow visitors to enjoy the park's natural beauty from the comfort of their own vehicle.

  • Camping

    There are 75 campsites situated near the scenic Duck River; 19 of these are tent sites. The remaining 56 are RV sites with water and electric hookups. All sites have tables, grills, and fire rings. Campsites are limited to six people and two vehicles maximum and are available on a first come, first-served basis. A large group tent camp site is also available. Two bathhouses are available but closed from December 1 until March 1. Stay limits range from 14 to 28 days depending on the season. There are also cabins and an inn.

  • Fishing

    A valid Tennessee Fishing License is required for anglers 13 years of age and older. Local convenience stores sell the license as well as live bait. Duck River anglers can catch largemouth and smallmouth bass, red-eye, and catfish, as well as many other species.

  • Golfing

    The golf course is an 18-hole championship par 72 course. It is only closed on holidays. The course also has a driving range. Rental clubs are available at the pro-shop.

  • Hiking

    There are three easy hiking trails at Henry Horton. The Hickory Ridge Loop is located near the campground and traverses habitats ranging from oak-hickory forest to unusual cedar glades. The Wilhoite Mill Trail follows the Duck River among second growth woods covering an early mill community. The Turkey Trail winds through rich woods and old fields.

  • Historic Sites

    Set in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, the park is located on the estate of the late Henry H. Horton, the 36th governor of Tennessee. The park is located on the shores of the historic Duck River, the longest stretch of free flowing river in Tennessee. Remnants of a mill and bridge operated and used by Horton's wife's family for over a century may be seen today on the Wilhoite Mill Trail.

  • Picnicking

    Henry Horton has 83 picnic sites in a very scenic picnic area located on the shores of the Duck River. Tables and grills are provided and water, restrooms, playgrounds, and playfields are located nearby. There are four large group picnic pavilions located nearby, capable of accommodating 125 people and equipped with grills and water spigots. The picnic shelters must be reserved in advance.

  • RVing

    There are 56 RV sites with water and electric hookups. All sites have tables, grills, and fire rings.

  • Tennis

    There is a tennis court.

  • Water Sports

    The park has an Olympic-sized pool with bathhouses and a concession stand. The pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Ample sunbathing space is provided with the pool area, and there is a wading pool for children. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours. Swimming lessons are given during the summer.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open year-round. The campground bathhouses are closed in the winter. The pool is only open in the summer.

Directions

Driving

Henry Horton State Park is located 40 miles south of Nashville on U.S. Hwy 31A between the towns of Chapel Hill and Lewisburg. The park is accessible via I-65 by turning east on State Hwy 99 and following the signs.

From Nashville, take I-65 South to Columbia/Chapel Hill exit #46 and travel East on Hwy. 412 to 431 South, take a right onto 431S and travel approximately 3/4 - 1 mile, taking a left on Highway 99. Follow Highway 99 until it dead-ends at Highway 31A. Turn right and travel approximately 1 mile. Park entrance is on the left.

From Birmingham, take I-65 North to Columbia/Chapel Hill exit #46 and travel East on Hwy. 412 to 431 South, take a right onto 431S and travel approximately 3/4 - 1 mile, taking a left on Highway 99. Follow Highway 99 until it dead-ends at Highway 31A. Turn right onto 31A and travel approximately 1 mile. Park entrance is on the left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(931) 364-2222

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