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Mousetail Landing State Park, Linden

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Must see · State Park · Wildlife Area
Mousetail Landing State Park is a 1,247-acre (5.05 km2) state park located on the eastern bank of the Tennessee River in Perry County, Tennessee near Linden. The park was established in 1986, making it one of the more recent additions to the Tennessee State Parks system. The name is thought to have been derived from an event during the American Civil War in which a tannery located at a river landing on the site of the present day state park caught fire. The tannery was infested with an unusually large number of mice which fled the burning tannery in the direction of the landing, giving the landing its present name.
The park has 11 miles (18 km) of trails, 24 prepared campsites, a swimming beach, a boat landing, sports fields and courts, an archery range and an enclosed event pavilon. Also located within the park are several archeological ruins, including the original landing pier, a blacksmith shop, and Parrish Cemetery.
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  • Stayed overnight Feb 3-4 in Spring Creem primitive site. Campground was clean & neat. Plenty down wood for fire. Toured the main campground & found it the same. I will stay @ Mousetail Landing State.....  more »
  • The staff at Mousetail is the BEST we’ve ever encountered. They were helpful and always suggested nice places to see, case in point: Directed us to a point to view the sunset AWESOME!!! Their...  more »
  • The park was so beautiful and well maintained. We stayed in camping spot #10. It was a bit difficult to swing our 24 ft trailer in there, but we made it. We launched our kayaks from the swim beach and enjoyed paddling around. The hiking trail in the center of the park was a great walk with the kids. We also enjoyed playing tether ball at the playground. Great camping. I'm sure we'll be back.
  • A little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Nice roads and well maintained Park. Camping and a very nice safe area out in the woods.Right on the Tennessee River and easy access to lots of water. A little gym of a park.I have been here before and will go back again. I highly recommend this to anyone. If you like my reviews please give me a thumbs up. Do enjoy driving around the countryside some. The Google maps GPS brings you right there to the park. some nice little towns around the park with things to do.

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