T.O. Fuller State Park was the first state park east of the Mississippi River open to African Americans and only the second in the nation. The park was later changed from Shelby Bluffs to T.O. Fuller State Park in 1942 in honor of Dr. Thomas O. Fuller who spent his life empowering and educating African Americans.
The park is located in Shelby County within the southern limits of the city of Memphis. The park encompasses a total of 1,138 acres with a diversity of wildlife. With its abundance of local flora and fauna from the Mississippi flood plains to its high and overshadowing bluff ridges makes this area an ideal place for the birdwatcher or outdoor extremist.
There's a lot to do and see at T.O. Fuller State Park! The 18-hole golf course is a par-72, 5,986-yd challenge. Grassy fields provide for outdoor games such as frisbee, ballgames, and other types of open-space activities. There is a softball field, basketball and tennis courts. Children's playground equipment is located near the picnic area. The Park has over 6 miles of hiking trails from moderate to rugged. There is also a nature center open during summer months and annual events and planned programs to enjoy!
The campground has many hardwood trees that provide plenty of shade. There are forty-five campsites that are RV accessible with some sites accommodating up to 85 feet of RV space. Tent campers are also welcome. The campground has a picnic shelter, playground and bathhouse and laundry. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, lantern hanger, fire ring, grill, electrical and water hook-ups. There is a centralized dumping station near the entrance of the campground.
A bathhouse is centrally located and contains restroom facilities, coin laundry, and showers. Reservations are accepted and stay limit is two weeks.
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