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This is one of the smaller Tennessee state parks and is more about history than natural wonders. We did a couple short hikes and enjoyed the cool truss bridge. The park office had a vehicle parked out front but all the doors were locked tight....More
We enjoyed this park as we traveled around Clarksville. It's not really big, but there is a walking path and stairs down to the river. Picnic area too. Good to get out and stretch your legs and breathe some fresh air.
In the early days of Europeans settling the area, rivers were the equivalent of today's interstates. This park allows you to see an area first settled in the early 1780s along the Red River.
The town of Port Royal was founded in 1797 and rose...More
Enjoyed this area for years. We usually pull out ours canoes at this park but I'd never checked it out. It's beautiful with a lot of history. The Trail of Tears is on the other side of the road. There used to be an old...More
I guess I expected more. Its near a main busy road and it wasn't set up like most state parks in the state of TN. The visitors center only has limited hours if its open at all. I was impressed with the trail system they...More
The significance of this park is that the historic Trail of Tears crosses here! The Trail of Tears is where nine of the 13 Cherokee Indian groups being relocated from Tennessee to Oklahoma crossed during harsh winter conditions in 1838 and 1839. Thousands of men,...More
Every year on the 2nd weekend in October, NCC holds their Annual Pow Wow and Trail of Tears Memorial walk here at Port Royal State Park.
This location was the final campgrounds where the Native Americans camped before traveling down the Red River during the...More
To find peace and quiet this is your place. Nice picnic area. Good place to launch a kayak or canoe. Nice place to take a love one for some quiet time. Took a gorgeous pic of a squirrel climbing on the bridge.
This isn't a large park filled with campgrounds and paved walking trails. This is a historically significant place full of interesting history. This park contains a certified section of the Trail of Tears. This was a thriving trading port during the days of riverboats. You...More