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David Crockett Birthplace State Park

1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd, Limestone, TN 37681-5825
+1 423-257-2167
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Memorial Day trip

My family and I go camping every Memorial Day weekend. This is our second visit to Davy Crockett... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Apryl C
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Mooresville, North Carolina
via mobile
Give me a sign

What is it with Tennessee and the lack of state park signs? (See Cummins Falls, et al). Does Big... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Paul S
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Marion
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David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician and industrialist. He was born near the town of Limestone, Tenn. in 1786. David Crockett Birthplace State Park commemorates the birthplace of this famous Tennessean. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County. While serving in Congress, he fought for his people’s right to keep land they had settled on in the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico. David Crockett Birthplace State Park became a state park in 1973. This 105-acre historic park just upstream from the falls of the scenic Nolichucky River is maintained as a memorial to Crockett. This area includes a limestone marker and replica cabin, as well as visitor center exhibits. Nearby is the Cherokee National Forest and his father’s Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown. David Crockett Birthplace State Park has 88 campsites. Forty have full hook-ups (water, electric and sewer), 30 sites have water and electric only and there are 18 primitive tent sites with no hook-up. The RV campsites can accommodate any size RV. Small tents may be put up beside the RV’s. The campground is located near the scenic Nolichucky River. A swimming pool and a playground are located adjacent to the camping area.
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  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“the river” (28 reviews)
“picnic area” (4 reviews)
“tent campers” (2 reviews)
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1245 Davy Crockett Park Rd, Limestone, TN 37681-5825
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I go camping every Memorial Day weekend. This is our second visit to Davy Crockett birthplace state park. We enjoy this park very much. They had really cleaned up the bathrooms up front. Including a handicap bathroom. Great for bike riding with...More

Thank Apryl C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

What is it with Tennessee and the lack of state park signs? (See Cummins Falls, et al). Does Big Foot or Wood Booger as it's known in these parts, steal them at night or something? Yet again we had to turn around and go back...More

1  Thank Paul S
Tennessee S, Owner at David Crockett Birthplace State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Paul, we're very sorry about the signage issue. We partner with TDOT to get signs up on the roads. Some of them are small, and they often disappear. Maybe it is one of the creatures you mentioned who took them. We're glad to hear your...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Davy Crockett was a surprise. We really went there just out of curiosity but did not know that this was a beautiful area packed with history which helped remove some of the mythical nature that surrounds Crockett.

Thank hendersonc473
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This park is a nice place to come have a picnic or throw a Frisbee. There is a river running through the park, and event are held that take you back to the 1700s. When we went, they were shooting at Targets with old 1700s...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I just happened to be traveling down the road when I saw a sign for the birthplace of Davy Crockett. Being that he's a traditional hero and folk legend of my generation, I turned off to seek it out. Thankful for Google, because it's not...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I was disappointed visiting the cabin due to the setting, etc. It was just a restored (or reconstructed) building sitting in a grassy area. It did not seem like a historic place. However, this park looks like a lot of fun for locals, especially children...More

Thank Susie G
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We moved to NE Tn 3 years ago. We are 3 miles from this beautiful park. Despite a previous negative review this is an amazing place. If you are looking for Disney World go to Florida. This park is packed with history. The beautiful Nolichucky...More

1  Thank Bill J
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lots of parking even campsites for RVs if planned ahead. Park area of family cabin enjoyed all the historical information on Davy Crocketts life and family. Walking trails and river access available. Sat on the porch and enjoyed the beautiful weather, watching the river running....More

Thank lisahD9934RR
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This site was high on my list to visit while in the area. Davey Crockett died in the Alamo to help secure the future of the great state of Texas. This state park is perhaps the most bare bone state park I have ever visited....More

Thank DAVID W
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I remember Fess Parker as Davey Crockett on TV when I was a kid. I had a coon-skin cap and a flintlock rifle to go with it. The song from the show was burned into my brain so much that I taught it to my...More

Thank Paul B
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luvnlife521
Does the campground have cabins to rent for camping
18 April 2016|
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Response from 1beach-nut | Reviewed this property |
The Davy Crocket Birthplace State Park Campground does not, but the nearby private "Davy Crockett Campground" does have several cabins for rent. They have a website of the same name. (tripadvisor will not let me list the... More
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