Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park


(423) 257-2167

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Davy Crockett's Birthplace has been preserved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as an historic site within the state park system. The site consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee. Visitors can fish, boat, and picnic along the river, as well as visiting the park's museum and model frontier cabin. Davy Crockett, the celebrated hero, warrior, and backwoods statesman, was born on the banks of the Nolichucky River near the mouth of Limestone Creek. Best known for the words, "Be sure you're right and then go ahead," Davy was respected for his honesty and sincerity. The park was first developed in the 1950s, during the Disney-inspired Crockett craze following the "King of the Wild Frontier" series. Today the park includes a museum and reconstructed frontier-style cabin, as well as hiking trails, a campground, and access to the Nolichucky River.

Map of Davy Crockett Birthplace (TN)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.215194, -82.654953



  • Boating

    There is a public boat launching ramp. Small boats may be carried through the park to access the river.

  • Camping

    The park has 88 campground sites. All sites have water and electricity hookups, and 40 of the sites have sewer hookups. The RV camp sites can accommodate any size RV. Small tents may be put up beside the RVs. The campground is located near the beautiful Nolichucky River. A swimming pool and a playground are located adjacent to the camping area.

    Campsites are available on a first come, first-served basis and the maximum stay is two weeks. Campers should register at the park campground office.

    A large picnic pavilion is located in the campground and is used exclusively by registered campers.

  • Fishing

    The Nolichucky River flows down from mountain streams in Western North Carolina and Northeast Tennessee. Visitors can catch smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, redeye, and catfish using a variety of artificial lures and natural bait. Visitors must have a Tennessee fishing license or temporary fishing permit. There is a public boat launching ramp. Small boats may be carried through the park to access the river.

  • Historic Sites

    The museum at the park contains exhibits with information about the different aspects Davy Crockett's life. Visitors can learn about Crockett the hunter, the politician, the businessman, and the legendary hero as portrayed in the Walt Disney movie of the 1950s. The museum presents a short video about Davy Crockett. There is also a cabin replica, located a short walking distance from the museum. The cabin depicts a typical frontier cabin, much like the one in which Davy Crockett was born in 1786. The engraved footstone from the original cabin is located in front of the model cabin. Visitors can also view the Crockett monument wall.

  • Picnicking

    The picnic area at Davy Crockett Birthplace is located on the banks of the Nolichucky River. Visitors can picnic and enjoy fishing for the abundant species found in the Nolichucky. The Crockett Cabin and monument are located just above the picnic area, within easy walking distance.

    There are three picnic pavilions, two of which can be reserved by the public. The pavilions have grills and water spigots. If a pavilion is not reserved, it may be used on a first come, first-served basis.

  • RVing

    RVs are welcome in the campground. The RV camp sites can accommodate any size RV. Small tents may be put up beside the RVs.

  • Water Sports

    The park's pool is open from Memorial Day until late summer. The pool has a diving well with 1-3 meter board and 1-1 meter board. Picnic tables and snack and drink machines are available outside the pool area. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours. All park public pools are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, except Holiday weeks. Please call the park for those schedules. Camping guests pay reduced price for admission to the pool.


The park is open year-round, although the pool is only open in the summer.



From the South: Take Interstate 81 to Exit 23 (11E) and travel 27 miles to the park signs located on the highway. From the North: Take Interstate 81 to Exit 57A (Interstate 181). Take the Boones Creek Exit/Jonesborough to Boones Creek Highway to 11E in Jonesborough. Travel south on 11E and follow signs to the park entrance. The park is approximately 27 miles from Exit 57A.

Phone Numbers


(423) 257-2167