Silke and I were able to relax for a long weekend at the Chickasaw State Park located just a few miles south of Jackson, TN.
We are house hunting once again and after looking at properties for three days straight we were ready for a breather. There is no better way to unplug from the demands of life then spending a few days in the great outdoors.
Tennessee has over 50 different parks to choose from and as luck has it, one of them is located just 21 miles south of the city of Jackson. Learn more about TN state parks in this article – Tennessee State Park Waterfall Tours
Chickasaw State Park In Tennessee
The insert (upper right) shows names that were carved into this tree. Standing next to it today you begin to realize how long ago that these names were put here. I’m just over 6′ tall, how many inches does an average tree grow every year?
Do you enjoy bird watching? Year-round residents include owls, woodpeckers, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren, and eastern towhee. Nesting migrants such as orchard oriole, red-eyed vireo, woodthrush, and warblers are common in the forest and forest edges. Placid Lake offers views of Canada geese, mallards, barn swallows, and herons. Open areas are good for robins, bluebirds and killdeer. 100 species of birds have been recorded in the park. Learn more… Birds of Chickasaw State Park
Just one of the 13 camping lodges that you can rent at Chickasaw State Park. The Chickasaw state park consists of 1,280 acres amidst a 14,384 acres state forest, and includes Lake Placid and some of West Tennessee’s highest areas.
Having lunch at Chickasaw State Park
Chickasaw State Park was named for the Chickasaw Indians who once inhabited West Tennessee and North Mississippi. The 1,400 acres of land located in West Tennessee along the border of Hardeman and Chester Counties was one of Tennessee’s 20 New Deal-era state parks. The territory became a state park in 1955 when all park duties returned to state control, and the park and forest lands were deeded to the state. Courtesy of Tennesse State Parks.com
Silke did all the cooking and wonderful meals were made every day using our Coleman camping gear. I am a big fan of Coleman camping gear and each year we make it a point to add at least one item to our camping gear.
A list of the many Hiking Trails located within the Chickasaw State Park:
Lakeshore Trail — 1.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Friends Trail — 1.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Forked Pine Trail — 0.7 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Fern Creek Trail — 0.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Tent Loop — 0.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Owen’s Spring Trail — 0.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Lake Lajoie Trail — 1.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Public Horse Trail — 0.4 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Earlier this morning we made an offer on a house we like in Jackson, TN, and now the waiting game begins.
Don’t be surprised if we come knocking on your door in the near future. Just kidding! We are available to house sit and care take in the Tennessee area. We’re staying in a ‘long-term’ motel at the moment and we might have to find a more cost-efficient way to bridge the time until we’re ready to move into our next home.
Have you had a chance to enjoy the Chickasaw State Park in Tennessee? Leave us a comment below.