Tennessee State Parks are key locations to appreciate wildlife, with turkey, coyote, fox, deer, eagles, bluebirds, doves, hawks, owls, butterflies, bats, bald eagles, black bears and more. Binoculars are a must-have!
Viewing Tennessee wildlife in open areas--such as Cataloochee and Cades Cove--offers some of the best opportunities to see white-tailed deer, black bear, raccoon, turkeys, woodchucks and other animals. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail's narrow, winding road encourages motorists to travel at a leisurely pace, sometimes yielding sightings of bear and other wildlife. Winter wildlife is more visible when deciduous trees have lost their leaves.
You may find it advantageous to look for wildlife during morning and evening. Some people like to sit quietly beside a trail, watching for wildlife. Look up and scan the trees. Many animals spend their days among the branches.
Try an eco-cruise through the Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga. Enjoy the colorful, breathtaking beauty of the 27,000-acre canyon carved out by 26 miles of the Tennessee River over thousands of years. Cruising the fourth largest river canyon east of the Mississippi will show you the diverse landscape of the gorge which provides habitats for more than a thousand varieties of plants, ferns, trees, grasses and flowers as well as a rich wildlife population. Nearly 200 different species of birds inhabit "Tennessee's Grand Canyon."
Big Hill Pond State Park
With its railroad and Civil War history and 5,000 acres of magnificent timberland and hardwood bottom lands of Cypress Creek and the Tuscumbia River, Big Hill Pond has features of interest to both history buffs and nature lovers. Close to the sites of battles at Davis Bridge and Youngs Bridge engagement where the Confederate Army, withdrawing from Corinth, MS, extricated itself from a difficult situation and later formed the bulk of the defenders of the besieged city of Vicksburg. ...more
Big Ridge State Park
This heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the southern shore of Norris Lake. One of five demonstration parks developed by the Tennessee Valley Authority in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps. ...more
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River passes through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide range of natural and historic features while offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities. ...more
Birdsong Resort, Marina & Lakeside RV & Tent Campground
Boat rentals, bait and tackle, cottages, campground, guide service, guided lake tours and freshwater pearl farm tours by reservation. ...more
Blackberry Farm and Farmhouse Spa
On a 4,200-acre estate in the foothills of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is one of the South's most celebrated country inns. Those in the know commend its exquisite location, first-rate service and delicious food. ...more
Bledsoe Creek State Park
Bledsoe Creek State Park is a 164-acre, historically significant site on the Bledsoe Creek embayment of the Old Hickory Reservoir near the 1780s settlement of Cairo. It is a popular site for hiking, camping, boating and fishing. ...more
City: Hornbeak, TN
Phone: (731) 253-0111
Blue Moon Cruises
Eco-Cruises through the Tennessee River Gorge and Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge on the Tennessee. Get up close and personal with all the wonderful birds and wildlife while experiencing the history of the Cherokee Nation and its importance to our region. ...more
Briarwood Ranch Safari Park
Our safari features animals from around the world. On your scenic, four-mile safari through beautiful hills and pasture lands, you will experience animals from six continents. ...more
Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness
Bridgestone/Firestone gift of 10,000-acre is a TWRA Wildlife Management Area in historic Scott's Gulf. Waterfalls, 26 mile hiking trail, bluffs overlooking Caney Fork River Gorge and 9 primitive backpacking campgrounds. ...more