National & State Parks in East Tennessee with Map

East Tennessee is home to a number of beautiful national and state parks. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. It is home to a variety of plant and animal life, including black bears, elk, and deer. There are also many hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks.
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the gateway to the Appalachian Mountains and was an important trade route for Native Americans and early settlers. The park has a variety of hiking trails, historic buildings, and overlooks.
  • Norris Dam State Park is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and hiking. The park is also home to the Norris Dam, which was built in the 1930s.
  • Big Ridge State Park is a beautiful park with a variety of hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks. The park is also home to a number of historical sites, including the Big Ridge Civil War Battlefield.
  • Cherokee National Forest is the largest national forest in Tennessee. It is home to a variety of plant and animal life, including black bears, elk, and deer. There are also many hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks.
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park is a park that tells the story of the development of the atomic bomb. The park is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which was a secret city during World War II. The park has a variety of exhibits, including a replica of the first atomic bomb.

These are just a few of the many national and state parks in East Tennessee. There are many other parks to explore, each with its own unique beauty and history.

East Tennessee Visitors Guide list of the National & State Parks within the East Tennessee Area. Use our map above or our listings below to find the perfect spot for your next adventure.

Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park

501 Rocky Fork Raod
Flag Pond, TN 37657

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Newfound Gap Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Big Ridge State Park

1015 Big Ridge Park Road
Maynardville, TN 37807

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Areas

4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

3370 Lafayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Cherokee National Forest

Elizabethton, TN 37312

Cove Lake State Park

110 Cove Lake Lane
Caryville, TN 37714

David Crockett Birthplace State Park

1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd
#5825, Limestone, TN 37681

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

 Cumberland Gap, TN 37724

Cumberland Trail State Park

270 Glyph Parkway
Pikeville, TN 37367

Fort Loudin State Park

Vonore, TN 37885

Frozen Head State Park

3208, 964 Flat Fork Road
Wartburg, TN 37887

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

1420 Fighting Creek Gap Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Harrison Bay State Park

7855 Bay Marina Circle
Harrison, TN 37341

Hiwassee / Ocoee State Park

404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325

Indian Mountain State Park

143 Indian Mt State Park Circle
Jellico, TN 37762

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

101 N College Street
Greeneville, TN 37743

Manhattan Project National Historical Park

461 W Outer Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Norris Dam State Park

125 Village Green Circle
Rocky Top, TN 37769

Panther Creek State Park

2010 Panther Creek Park Road
Morristown, TN 37814

Red Clay Historic State Park

1140 Red Clay Park Rd SW
Cleveland, TN 37311

Roan Mountain State Park

527 TN-143
Roan Mountain, TN 37687

Seven Islands State Birding Park

2809 Kelly Land
Kodak, TN 37764

Sycamore Shoals State Park

1651 W Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Booker T. Washington State Park

5801 Champion Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416

Warrior’s Path State Park

490 Hemlock Road
Kingsport, TN 37663


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