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There is a paved area that is a little over a mile long that is good for bikers and walkers.


A valid Tennessee Fishing License is required for anglers 13 years of age and older. Local convenience stores sell the license as well as live bait.

Duck River anglers can catch largemouth and smallmouth bass, red-eye, and catfish among many other species.

Tennessee Fishing Regulations


The golf course is an 18-hole championship par 72 course. It is only closed on holidays. The pro-shop has an excellent snack bar boasting the best hamburger in the area! The course also has a driving range. Rental clubs are available at the pro-shop. Call (931) 364-2319 to contact the pro shop.

Visit the Henry Horton Golf Course Web site


There are three easy-rated hiking trails at Henry Horton. The Hickory Ridge Loop is located near the campground and traverses habitats ranging from oak-hickory forest to unusual cedar glades. The Wilhoite Mill Trail follows the Duck River among second growth woods covering an early mill community. The Turkey Trail winds through rich woods and old fields.

Picnic Facilities

Henry Horton has 83 picnic sites in a very scenic picnic area located on the shores of the Duck River. Tables and grills are provided and water, restrooms, playgrounds, and playfields are located nearby.

There are 4 large group picnic pavilions located nearby, capable of accommodating 125 people and equipped with grills and water spigots.

Picnic shelters are available by reservation only! There is a small charge for three of the four shelters and no charge for the other. Please contact the park at 931-364-7724.

Planned Programs

Rangers will provide programs for any group year-round upon request. During the summer months, programs covering a variety of natural and cultural history topics are scheduled weekly. Hayrides, campfires and many other fun and informative activities take place on the weekends. Canoeing the easy-flowing Duck River is great family fun. Scheduled day floats are conducted by park staff during the summer, or visitors may bring their own or rent canoes from a nearby outfitter.

Example programs:
Mule Day, Columbia, 1st weekend of April
Walking Horse Celebration, Shelbyville, August
Step Back in Time, Henry Horton State Park, September
Goat Festival, Lewisburg, October
Sorghum Festival, Halls Mill, October

Playgrounds and Sports Fields

Playgrounds, and playfields are located near the picnic areas. Activities to enjoy at the park include volleyball, disc golf, baseball, basketball court, tennis and playground.

Professional Trap and Skeet Range

Beginning November 2, 2008, The Henry Horton Trap and Skeet Range will be open from 11:00am until 5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday, closed on Monday and Tuesday. The Range will close for the season on November 30, 2008 at 5:00pm and is scheduled to re-open on February 4, 2009 at 11:00am.

There are five skeet fields, 2 trap fields and lodge building with concessions, gun rental and ammo available. A picnic shelter is available for large shoots or related gatherings. No pullers provided. Must be 18 years of age or youth sportsman. A valid hunter education card required for shooters under the age of 18.


The park has an Olympic-sized pool with bathhouses and a concession stand. The pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Ample sunbathing space is provided with the pool area, and there is a wading pool for children. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours. Swimming lessons are given during the summer.

Pool hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday except Holidays. Pool closed through the week in early August due to lifeguards returning to school. Pool is open all weekends in August through Labor Day weekend in September. Please contact Henry Horton State Park office for the through the week closure dates.

Pool rate: Registered inn and cabin guests swim free. Camping guests swim at discounted rate with a camping receipt.