Red Clay State Historic Park is located in the extreme southwest
corner of Bradley County in Tennessee, just above the Tennessee-Georgia
The park encompasses 263-acres of narrow valleys formerly used
as cotton and pasture land. There are also forested ridges
that average 200 feet or more above the valley floor. The site
contains a natural landmark, the Blue Hole Spring, which arises
from beneath a limestone ledge to form a deep pool that flows
into Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conasauga and Coosa River
system. The spring was used by the Cherokee for their
water supply during council meetings.
Cherokee Days of Recognition - August 2-3
Seasonal Summer Schedule of Events
Red Clay has a 100-person capacity picnic pavilion and 18 individual
picnic tables. The picnic shelter may be reserved up to one
year in advance and is equipped with a grill, a water fountain
Individual picnic tables each have a grill and are available
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Behind the amphitheatre near the picnic area is an entrance
to a 1.7 mile loop trail which goes to the Overlook Tower. The
trail is a moderate grade and is well marked. A short nature
trail begins at the spring and ends at the farmstead.
Tour buses are welcome.