Address and Phone:
1825 Pilot Knob Rd.
Eva, TN 38333
Phone: (731) 584-6356
Fax: (731) 584-1841
Toll Free: 800-714-7305
Hours Open to the Public:
Park hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.-----Park Office and Museum hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.-----Camper quiet time is 10:00 p.m.
Active Military, Senior Citizen Discount
Payment Types Accepted:
Visa, MasterCard, Personal Check, Free Admission
The park was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the intrepid Confederate cavalry leader, who on November 4, 1864, attacked and destroyed the federal supply and munitions depot at (Old) Johnsonville at the mouth of Trace Creek. His operations were concentrated along the river in the vicinity of the park and the town of Eva.
In 1929 the park was dedicated to Nathan Bedford Forrest on land acquired in part from Benton County. Forrest was one of the greatest military tacticians and leaders of the American Civil War.
Pilot Knob, the highest elevation in West Tennessee, houses the Tennessee River Folklife Interpretive Center. The center features the life, ways, and customs of folks on the Tennessee River and includes musseling, crafts, commercial fishing, and more. Visitors can also enjoy browsing the gift shop that offers a large variety of TN State Park souvenirs and other items.
Take Exit 126 on Interstate 40 and travel North on Hwy. 641 for 15 miles to Camden. Turn right on Highway 70 East (do not take the 70 By-pass) at the traffic signal. Follow the signs to the park.
Get turn-by-turn direction using the interactive map above.
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Date: May 23, 2013 - May 25, 2013
Big Sandy Spring Festival
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