Cure Your Cabin Fever By Renting A Rustic Cabin In One Of These 7 Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee is home to some of the most beautiful parks in the entire country, and there’s no better way to experience the beauty of those parks than to stay right in the middle of them. These cabins throughout the state highlight the best of what Tennessee’s state parks have to offer, and it’s no wonder that these reservations are hard to come by. Check them out!

Tennessee is one of the most beautiful states in the country, and these 11 Beautiful Fall Destinations put that beauty on display like nowhere else. What are your favorite cabin getaways in this beautiful state? Tell us about it in the comments.

Address: Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Rd, Spencer, TN 38585, USA
Address: Paris Landing State Park, 16055 Highway 79 N, Buchanan, TN 38222, USA
Address: State Park Cabin Road, State Park Cabin Rd, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, USA
Address: Natchez Trace State Park, 24845 Natchez Trace Rd, Wildersville, TN 38388, USA
Address: Reelfoot Lake State Park, 2595 Highway 21 East, Tiptonville, TN 38079, USA
Address: Henry Horton State Park, 4209 Nashville Hwy, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, USA
Address: Norris Dam State Park, 125 Village Green Cir, Rocky Top, TN 37769, USA
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State Parks to Visit in Tennessee

February 10, 2022

What are some of the best state parks in Tennessee?  

Believe it or not, Tennessee is home to 56 – yes, 56! – state parks, all of which are very much worth a visit at some point. Of course, deciding which ones the “best” ones are is subjective, but if you go by popularity, you may get a good idea of what most folks agree upon to be as close to the “best” as you can objectively get. Did you know that Tennessee is home to the single most-visited National Park in the nation? It’s true – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Gatlinburg, gets more visitors per year than Yellowstone and the Grand Cayon. It’s just that amazing! Other popular and beloved state parks in Tennessee include Fall Creek Falls State Park, Reelfoot Lake State Park, and Roan Mountain State Park. With 56 to choose from, those three are far from the only options – they’re just some of the more popular ones. If you prefer the hidden gems over popular spots, we’ve got you covered; check this article out for some ideas!  

What are the most popular hiking trails in Tennessee state parks?  

Tennessee is a great state for the outdoorsman; given its amazing natural beauty, fascinating geography, dense woods, and so much more, it’s a state perfect for exploration and outdoor activities. One beloved pastime is hiking, and according to AllTrails.com, there are more than 1500 trails to choose from weaving all over the state. All of the most popular ones aren’t in a state park at all – they’re in a National Park (unsurprisingly, Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The top-rated and most popular trail of them all is the challenging (but rewarding) Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte, which is a rugged 10.9 miles long but worth every single step. Fan of easier hikes and waterfalls will be happy to know that the second-most popular trail is an easy, 2.4-mile trek to Laurel Falls, a fairytale-esque waterfall nestled in the park. Next is the Chimney Tops Trail, which is 4.4 miles long and challenging. With any of these hikes, you’ll certainly want to arrive at the trailhead very early to avoid the crowds.  

Address: Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Rd, Spencer, TN 38585, USA
Address: Paris Landing State Park, 16055 Highway 79 N, Buchanan, TN 38222, USA
Address: State Park Cabin Road, State Park Cabin Rd, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, USA
Address: Natchez Trace State Park, 24845 Natchez Trace Rd, Wildersville, TN 38388, USA
Address: Reelfoot Lake State Park, 2595 Highway 21 East, Tiptonville, TN 38079, USA
Address: Henry Horton State Park, 4209 Nashville Hwy, Chapel Hill, TN 37034, USA
Address: Norris Dam State Park, 125 Village Green Cir, Rocky Top, TN 37769, USA