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.
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. A short video about Davy Crockett can be viewed in the museum during business hours. 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.
The park has 88 campground sites that have water and electricity hookups with 40 of the sites having sewer hookups. 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 are available on a first-come, first-served basis and the maximum stay is 14 days. Campers should register at the park campground office. 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.
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 with 1-3 meter board and 1-1 meter board. Picnic tables, snack and drink machines are available outside the pool area.
Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours.
Roads in the park are accessible to tour buses.