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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park began as a local park constructed by the Works Progress Administration, a Depression Era work recovery program. Now, as a Tennessee State Park, it is home to the Tennessee River Folklife Interpretive Center and Museum situated on one of the highest points in West Tennessee, Pilot Knob. The center features the life ways and customs of folks on the Tennessee River including musseling, crafts, commercial fishing and more. Several videos on park history, Civil War history and river life are shown upon request. The gift shop offers a large variety of items related to the park story as well as Tennessee State Park souvenirs. The park contains more than 20 miles of hiking trails.

Overnight lodging options include cabins overlooking Kentucky Lake and your choice of RV camping or pitching a tent at our primitive campground. A third campground is reserved for supervised youth groups such as scouts. It is located on Kentucky Lake near the park office.

Located on the Western bank of Kentucky Lake, was dedicated in 1929 on land acquired in part from Benton County. The park consists of 2,688 acres that features rental cabins, an RV camping area, and Lakeside primitive camping areas.

Park Office / Visitor Center
1825 Pilot Knob Road
Eva, TN 38333

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Park GPS Coordinates
36.0828, -87.9853