Henry Horton State Park was constructed in the 1960s on the estate of the former governor of Tennessee, Henry Horton. The park is located on the shores of the historic Duck River, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Remnants of a mill and bridge operated and used by the family of Horton’s spouse for over a century may be seen today on the Wilhoite Mill Trail.
The park offers several lodging options, including an inn, eight cabins, 56 RV campsites, 10 tent campsites, nine primitive campsites and three backcountry campsites. There are also three group campsites available.
The Governor's Table at Henry Horton State Park is a family restaurant serving tasty Southern cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The popular lunch and dinner buffets draw folks throughout the region. Menu and buffet items include healthier options and use fresh herbs and produce grown in our gardens. Domestic and imported beers are available, as well as Tennessee brewed Yazoo Beer.
The new lounge, The Tipped Canoe is open Thursday through Saturday and offers a a delicious selection of appetizers and snacks. Whether coming in after an afternoon trail hike, or stopping in for a light bite after work, the lounge is a great place to relax with friends and family.
The Buford Ellington championship golf course at Henry Horton State Park measures 5,625 yards from the Forward tees and 7,020 yards from the Championship tees. This challenging course is heavily treed with hardwoods and contains 37 bunkers. Although the length may scare some golfers away, the fairways are generous in width and the greens larger than average. There are three sets of tees to accommodate every skill level and a friendly staff waiting to insure an enjoyable round of golf.
There is an 18 hole disc golf course inside the park that is free to the public. With level terrain and well defined fairways, this is one of the best disc golf courses in Tennessee.
The Duck River provides catches of Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Redeye, and catfish. Fishing can be very good from the banks as well as by small boats. Some areas provide excellent opportunities for flyfishing.
With over 10 miles of hiking, Henry Horton State Park is a wonderful place to get outside and into nature. From deep and cool sinkholes to dry and hot cedar glades, from riverbank ecology to areas with deep cultural history, the trials here are unique, diverse and rewarding around every bend.
Henry Horton's Olympic-sized pool is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM seven days a week during summer months. Admission is $4 per person, ages three and older and $2 for campers. There is a concession area. The pool has a wading pool for children and swimming diapers are required for younger children. The park offers a multi-visit pass for $120 for 40 visits. All prices subject to change.
TRAP & SKEET
The Henry Horton Trap and Skeet Range is one of the finest in the state and offers Skeet, Trap, Wobble Trap, and Five Stand Shooting. We offer rental guns and sell ammunition and ear protection. Shooters under the age of 18 must present their Hunter Education card or certificate and be accompanied by an adult in order to shoot. The Trap and Skeet Range is open for the 2016 season through Nov 30, 2016. Hours are 12:00 PM- 7:00 PM CT, Thursday through Sunday. The Range is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
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