Pickett State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 32
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 32
Situated in a remote section of the upper Cumberland Plateau, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park is known for its geological, botanical, and scenic wonders. The park lies within the 19,200-acre Pickett State Forest, and adjacent to the massive 120,000 acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, both areas containing prime wilderness country. Visitors to the park can explore large rock houses, natural sandstone bridges, scenic bluffs, and wild mountain streams. Spring brings dazzling displays of wildflowers, summer an abundance of blackberries and wild blueberries, and autumn a patchwork of colors to the countryside.
The park offers 32 campsites, each with electric and water hookups, picnic tables and grills. The campground is served with a modern bathhouse and a dump station. The campground is open year round, the sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and the maximum stay limit is two weeks.
The group camp is open year round, and will accommodate up to 144 people. It consists of six bunkhouses, two bathhouses, and a large dining hall and kitchen. The kitchen is completely equipped for food preparation and serving, it features a walk in refrigerator and freezer, icemaker, microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher, and a commercial stove. Campers need to provide their own food, linens, and sanitary supplies.
More than 58 miles of hiking trails meander through the wilderness of Pickett State Park and the surrounding forest. They vary in length and difficulty, from short day-use trails suitable for families, to longer multi-day backpacking trails. A backcountry camping permit is required through the park office. The trails afford views of sandstone bluffs, natural bridges, waterfalls and diverse plant life.
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