Heritage Fair - June 8/9
Join Park Staff and our Pioneer Friends Group for this 2-day event showcasing local artisans and their handmade Appalachian style crafts, traditional flowers, herbs and local organic farmers. Local food vendors will be on hand. For more information or to be considered as a craft or food vendor please contact: Dawn.Coleman@tn.gov. For more information call 423-257-2167. View Flyer
NEW - Campsite Reservation System
Online reservations for campsites are now available. This service will offer visitors more ease and convenience when it comes to their park stay.
» Davy Crockett Birthplace Campground Reservations
Davy Crockett's Birthplace has been preserved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as an historic site within the state park system. The site consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee. Learn more about Crockett’s intriguing composite of history and folklore at the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History. Then make plans to come see where the legend began.
The museum at the park contains exhibits which tell of the different aspects of the life of Davy Crockett. Visitors can learn a lot about Crockett the hunter, the politician, the businessman and the legendary hero as portrayed in the Walt Disney movie of the 1950's. In addition to the museum, a cabin replica is a short walking distance from the museum. The cabin depicts a typical frontier cabin much like the one in which Davy Crockett was born in 1786. Located in front of the cabin is the engraved footstone to the original cabin. After visiting the museum and cabin, the visitor can look for his or her own home states' natural stone incorporated in the Crockett monument wall.
Call the park office for weekend museum hours.
NEW – Davy Crockett Birthplace Campground Reservations are now available online.
The park has 88 campground sites. 40 of these have full hook-ups (including water, electric and sewer).31 of the sites have water and electricity hook-up only. The remaining 17 sites are primitive tent sites with no hook-up. The RV camp sites can accommodate any size RV. Small tents may be put up beside the RV's. The campground is located near the beautiful Nolichucky River. A swimming pool and a playground are located adjacent to the camping area.
Campsites have a maximum stay of 14 days. Campers can register at the park campground office or online. Campground office is open from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm daily during the camping season.
A large picnic pavilion is located in the campground and is used exclusively by registered campers.
2013 Events - Printer Friendly Schedule
June 8/9 - Appalachian Heritage Fair View Flyer
June 22 - Pioneer Camp Crockett
July 6 - Campers Independence Day Celebration
Aug. 16/17/18 - Crockett Days
Sept. 29 - National Public Lands Day
Oct. 12 - Mountain Melodies
Oct. 25 - Haunted Forest Trick or Treat
Dec. 7 - Crockett Christmas
Dec. TBA - Pioneer 5 Mile Run
Dragonfly and Damselfly Checklist
The Nolichucky River arises from mountain streams in Western North Carolina and Northeast Tennessee. Fishing is one of the recreational opportunities offered by the Nolichucky River. Several species such as smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, redeye and catfish are regularly taken using a variety of artificial lures and natural bait. A Tennessee fishing license or temporary fishing permit is necessary to fish in the river.
There is a public boat launching ramp. Small boats may be carried through the park to access the river.
Tennessee Fishing Regulations (exit TDEC)
Tennessee State Parks fishing policies
The picnic area at Davy Crockett Birthplace is located on the banks of the Nolichucky River. Visitors can picnic and enjoy fishing for the abundant species found in the Nolichucky. Field sports are regularly played in the fields close to the picnic area. The Crockett Cabin and monument are located just above the picnic area within easy walking distance.
There are three picnic pavilions, two of which can be reserved by the public.
There are two picnic pavilions which can be reserved by the public. A fee is charged to make a reservation. Pavilions are equipped with grills and water spigots. Restrooms are within easy walking distance.
If a pavilion is not reserved, it may be used on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The park's pool is open from Memorial Day until late summer. The pool has a diving well with2 one meter boards. Picnic tables, snack and drink machines are available outside the pool area. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours.
All park public pools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, except Holiday weeks. Please call the park for those schedules. Camping guests will pay half price for admission to the pool.
Roads in the park are accessible to tour buses.