Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Chickasaw State Park is a quiet place nestled on the boarder of Chester and Hardeman Counties in Tennessee. Out of the 14,383 acres this park covers, 1,435 acres of it is used for recreational activities. The park got its name from the Chickasaw Indian Tribe that once inhabited this area. They mostly used this area for hunting. In 1955 this park was transferred from the federal government to Tennessee.

The park offers 13 cabins settled in hardwoods with close access to Lake Placid. The cabins sleep four to six people. The kitchens have full sized appliances with all of the utensils you may need during you stay. There is a restaurant on the grounds that is open on the weekends, and it is a great option when don’t want the hassle of cooking. It seats 100 patrons and is open year-round. There are 29 tent sites and 52 RV sites located throughout the park. All the tent sites have water faucets, while all of the RV sites have both water and electricity. All campsites offer a picnic tables, grills, and nearby playgrounds. There are full service restroom facilities in several areas of the park. There is also a dump station near the RV campgrounds. There is a wrangler campground in the park that offers 32 campsites with water and electricity. At each site there are posts to tie your horses to as well as horse stalls that you can rent year round. The Lake LaJoie Group Camp is adjacent to the park, but not directly in the same area as other sites. This area is open from April to October and accommodates 131 people in rustic cabins.

There are several activities that you can enjoy by yourself or with your family. There is everything from horseback riding and biking to fishing, hiking, and swimming to be enjoyed during your stay. While private boats are not allowed on Lake Placid, you can rent fishing boats and paddleboats from the boathouse. You are also allowed to bring your own kayaks and canoes to the lake. There are many hiking trails in the park and forest. Make sure you stop by the park office to get your updated trail maps before you venture out. Swimming is allowed from April to October.

This park and forest is a hidden treasure in West Tennessee. If you are ever in the area, you should stop by and see everything this beautiful place has to offer.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Congestion

Rarely full

Parking Pass

None

Price per night (basic site)

13.75 $ (11.54 €)

Pros

Peaceful. Family friendly. Large area for outdoor activities.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

State of Tennessee

Reservation phone number

1 (731) 989-5141

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Firewood for sale
Flushing toilets
Rental facilities
Dump stations
General store
Picnic tables
Showers
Potable water
Covered picnic areas
Boat ramp(s)
Near lake or river
Lakefront
Wildflowers
Old-growth forest
Baseball
Fishing
Volleyball
Basketball
Playground

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

113

Location

Field Guide + Map

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