From Memphis: Take I-40 to Exit 126, south on Hwy 69 14 miles to Parson, TN. Travel east on Hwy 412 for 6 miles and cross the Tennessee River. Take a left on Hwy 438, travel 2.5 miles. The park entrance is on the left.------ From Nashville: Take I-40 West to Exit 143. Take a left on Hwy 13 South nine miles to Lobelville. At the National Guard Armory turn right on Hwy 438 and follow to Park Entrance (approx 17 miles on Hwy 438).
Mousetail Landing’s 1,247-acre area is located on the east banks of the Tennessee River in the state’s picturesque western valley. Tradition has it that Mousetail Landing received its name during the Civil War period when one of the area’s tanning companies caught fire. The exodus of mice fleeing the burning tannery was so profuse that the area in proximity of the park became known as Mousetail Landing.
The scenic Buffalo River flows nearby, providing opportunity for family canoe float trips. Mousetail Landing State Park’s location on the Tennessee River makes fishing a popular activity, permitted anywhere you can reach water. Bass, bream, crappie, stripe and catfish can be caught along the banks.
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