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Where to Capture Stunning Made in Tennessee Moments

Read Tennessee photographer, Chuck Sutherland's favorite Made in Tennessee places to shoot great photos.

Tennessee nature photographer, Chuck Sutherland, shares his favorite state park panoramas. All photos are courtesy of Chuck Sutherland. 


Welch's Point – Sparta

Welch's Point
Welch's Point

Drive to Welch's Point for a breathtaking overlook of virgin forest hiding caves, rare plants, waterfalls and the Caney Fork River slicing a silver ribbon through the deep gorge.

Walls of Jericho – Belvidere 

A strenuous seven-mile hike to the Walls of Jericho natural amphitheater straddles the Tennessee/Alabama line. Look for the cave behind the waterfall as you explore the headwaters of the Paint Rock River overshadowed by sheer limestone cliffs.

Snooper's Rock – Chattanooga

Hike the half-mile to the Snooper's Rock overlook of the Tennessee River Gorge, where meandering oxbows bisect the Cumberland Plateau; or, take the 6.8-mile round-trip over rocks and tree roots.

Polly Branch – Sparta

Explore the Polly Branch trail area in the Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness, flush with waterfalls, hiking trails, bluffs and primitive campsites.

Virgin Falls – Sparta

Nearby Virgin Falls is formed by an underground stream that emerges from a cave and cascades 110 feet before disappearing into another cave at the bottom of the sink.

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