Quick Visit To Booker T Washington State Park

We are simply checking the box for some parks on our Tennessee state park list. This was one. I’m sure Booker T Washington State Park is a fine park. It was pretty, but we were staying right next to it on Harrison Bay. This park is a day-use park and we stopped by while in …

Exploring Fort Loudoun State Historic Park (in Vonore, TN) + Raccoon Mountain Caverns

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park (in Vonore, TN) has a reconstructed English fort from the mid-1700s used during the French and Indian War. Emily had us on a tight timeline (due to her dog’s potty schedule). She said we had 10 minutes to explore the whole thing. It took much longer! Ha! Later that afternoon …

Sunsets At Harrison Bay State Park – Harrison, TN

For fall break we headed down to the Chattanooga area. Molly is finishing up nursing school in a few months at UTC. We are trying to finish seeing everything in the area while Molly is down there (bonus…we get to visit with her while we are there). Day one was a travel day that started …

Johnsonville State Historic Park – New Johnsonville, TN

We drove across the lake (from staying at Nathan Bedford Forrest SP) to visit Johnsonville State Historic Park. Nathan Bedford Forrest was who attacked Johnsville during the Civil War. I guess that interconnects these two state parks in some way. We visited the interpretive center (which I highly recommend) for a quick movie. Then we …

Hiking and Kayaking Nathan Bedford Forrest SP – Eva, TN

We headed to the lake to visit two different (but related) Tennessee state parks for some kayaking and hiking. We stayed at Nathan Bedford Forrest SP in Eva, TN. We visit Johnsonville Historic Park across the river while we were there. Both parks have Civil War history galore. We loaded the kayaks on the truck …

Hiking Long Hunter State Park – Hermitage, TN

2 lakes, 3 hikes! With trails around a small lake (Couchville Lake) and a large lake (Percy Preist Lake), Long Hunter State Park has plenty to explore. The TN state park is just outside Nashville, TN (in Hermitage/Mt. Juliet). It doesn’t have any place to RV camp so we made a few day trips there …

Kayaking (Funyaking) The Hiwassee River 2 0 – Reliance, TN – Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park

We had so much fun kayaking/funyaking on the Hiwassee River (in Reliance, TN part of the Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park) that we went back and did it again two days later. The first time (our first time) was with Molly. The second time was the day after we’d rafted the Ocoee River and was with the …

Rafting The Ocoee River (with Ocoee Rafting in Ducktown TN)

Family rafting trip! Some had been rafting before and some had not. No one except Emily had been on the Ocoee before. Tennessee has a couple of whitewater rafting rivers. One of them, the Ocoee River, has to be the best in the state. We did the Upper and the Middle Ocoee for a full …

Kayaking The Hiwassee River 1.0 (Funyaking Actually) – Reliance, TN – Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park

I got to mark something off my list that has been on it for many years with our visit to Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park near Reliance, TN. I’ve wanted to float the Hiwassee River and wrote down “Webb Brothers” many years ago. Webb Brothers is a float company that has been in business for many, many …