David Crockett State Park

Quick Facts

David Crockett State Park


(931) 762-9408

Map Directions

Things To Do


This park, named for one of Tennessee's most famous native sons, offers many activities, including camping, hiking, biking, and fishing. David Crockett, pioneer, soldier, politician, and industrialist, was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia, and as a state representative. Along the bank of Shoal Creek, in what is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powdermill, a gristmill, and a distillery. All three operations were washed away in a flood September, 1821. Financial difficulties from this loss caused Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he was elected to Congress. While in Washington, he fought for his people's right to keep land they had settled on the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight against Mexico.

Map of David Crockett (TN)

Latitude, Longitude: 35.260707, -87.359804



  • Boating

    The park operates a boat rental area. Paddle boats are available for rent from Memorial Day through late August. Fishing boats can be rented year-round. Fishermen must have a life jacket, paddles, or an electric trolling motor. No personally owned boats or motors are permitted on the lake.

  • Bicycling

    A paved bicycle trail carries visitors through the woods where they may see deer, squirrels, rabbits, and turkey, in addition to many other species of birds. Visitors can stop at the environmental classroom overlook shelter and view the area where Crocketts' industrial operations were located on Shoal Creek below Crockett Falls.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Contact park regarding auto/motorcycle touring oppurtunities.

  • Camping

    The park's two campgrounds contain a total of 107 sites, each equipped with a table and grill plus electrical and water hookups. Bathhouses provide hot showers and restrooms. A dump station is available for self-contained rigs. Campsites are provided on a first come, first-served basis and visitors may not stay for longer than two weeks. There is also a scout camp area with primitive camping for up to 30 campers.

    The park also features seven cabins near the beautiful Lindsey Lake. Each cabin is completely furnished with two bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, and a covered patio. These unique modern accommodations were designed and built with energy efficiency in mind. They are the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified vacation homes in the eastern United States or available at a state park. Cabins are rented year-round with a six night minimum stay during the summer (from Memorial Day until Labor Day) and two night minimum from Labor Day until Memorial Day.

  • Fishing

    Forty-acre Lindsey Lake provides year-round fishing enjoyment, and visitors can expect catches of bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Fishermen over the age of 13 must possess a valid Tennessee fishing license. Fishing is allowed anywhere on the banks of the lake as well as from boats.

  • Hiking

    There are over nine miles of natural and paved hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate. A hiking trail leads along Shoal Creek and up to the outdoor classroom shelter.

  • Historic Sites

    The exhibits at the park museum depict the life and times of Crockett as a pioneer, soldier, politician, and industrialist. The museum is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. David Crockett established a diversified industry consisting of a powder mill, gristmill, and a distillery along the banks of Shoal Creek in what is now his namesake park. All three operations were washed away in a flood in 1821. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in 1836, while aiding the Texans in their fight against Mexico.

  • Picnicking

    The park has seven picnic shelters that can accommodate 25-100 people. Reservations are taken up to one year in advance. There are also several individual picnic areas. Each picnic area is equipped with a grill.

  • RVing

    RVs are welcome in the campground.

  • Tennis

    The park has tennis courts.

  • Water Sports

    An Olympic-sized swimming pool with a modern bathhouse and concession stand offers the very finest in aquatic enjoyment. There is ample sunbathing space and a wading pool for children. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours, and the pool is open from Memorial Day until late summer. All park public pools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, except Holiday weeks. Please call the park for those schedules. Camping guests will pay reduced price for admission to the pool.


The park is open year-round, but some facilities, including the pool and the museum, are only open in the summer. Visitors can rent fishing boats and cabins all year round.



The park is located off of Hwy. 64, one-half mile west of Lawrenceburg.

Phone Numbers


(931) 762-9408