Learn more about Big Cypress Tree State Park.
A peaceful park for enjoying nature, Big Cypress was named for a national champion tree that was 1,350 years old before being killed by a lightning strike in 1976. In the floodplain of the Obion River’s Middle Fork, the park is a great site for picnicking, wildflower walks, bird watching and hiking and includes a 330-acre natural area and 27-acre adjacent park.
In Big Cypress State Park, native wildflowers and native trees include the showy evening primrose, bald cypress, and dogwood. Wildlife includes bluebirds, bats, and bald eagles. The Big Cypress Fall Festival in mid-October features arts and crafts, birds of prey programs, and musical entertainment.