Indian Mountain State Park

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Indian Mountain State Park

Tennessee

(423) 784-7958

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Overview

Indian Mountain State Park is a multi-use park in Campbell County near Tennessee's border with Kentucky. The 200-acre park provides camping and recreation opportunities. The park is unique because it was developed on reclaimed land from a strip mine. Park visitors can enjoy fishing at the two small lakes, picnicking, camping, and exploring the two walking trails. Park visitors also have the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife. The park was established in 1971 and stands as an example of how land used for strip mines can be reclaimed and used for recreational purposes. Coal was first found in the area in the early 1880s. The area was mined almost continuously until 1960, when the coal reserves ran out. Indian Mountain Park is located at the base of Indian Mountain, which is 1,949 feet tall and looks out over Elk Valley. The park lies within the Elk Creek floodplain.

Map of Indian Mountain (TN)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.584231, -84.138735

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Activities

  • Boating

    Pedal boats and fourteen-foot fishing boats are available for rent.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    The roads through the park allow visitors to enjoy the scenic beauty of the park from the comfort of their own vehicles.

  • Camping

    Indian Mountain is a popular camping park. There are 49 sites with paved pads to serve both tent and RV campers. The sites have water, electricity with 30-amp breakers, and a dump station. All sites have picnic tables, and grills are located throughout the camping area. A modern bathhouse with restrooms and showers is available to campers. There is also a designated area for group camping.

  • Fishing

    Several ponds provide fishing opportunities for park visitors. A number of fish species including bluegill, large-mouth bass, crappie, and catfish await the successful angler. A valid Tennessee fishing license is required.

  • Hiking

    There are three trails with a combined distance of three miles. All trails are rated moderate.

  • Picnicking

    There are numerous picnic areas throughout the park along with three large picnic shelters. Each shelter can accommodate 20-50 people and is equipped with grills and water spigots. These shelters may be reserved up to one year in advance. Individual picnic areas are equipped with tables and grills.

  • RVing

    RVs are welcome in the campground. There are 49 sites with paved pads to serve both tent and RV campers. The sites have water, electricity with 30-amp breakers, and a dump station.

  • Water Sports

    The park has an 80' x 42' swimming pool that is open from Memorial Day through late summer. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours. The pool can be rented for pool parties.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open year-round, but the pool is only open in the summer. Summer temperatures range from an average high of 85 F to an average low of 60 F. Winter averages range from 24 F to 49 F.

Directions

Driving

From I-75 near Jellico, TN, take Exit 160 and travel north on U.S. Hwy. 25 to State Hwy. 297, make a right on London and a left on Dairy Street. This will lead you to the entrance of the park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(423) 784-7958

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