Mousetail Landing State Park

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Address: /td> Rt 3 Box 2808, Linden, TN, 37096
Phone Number: (731) 847-0841
Website: Mousetail Landing State Park
Latitude   35.65563    
Longitude   -88.00527    
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Site Quantity: 20 Pad Type:
Price: Under $20 Quality: Great Campground / Good Value
Electric 50 Amp Water Sewer
Big Rig Access Tents Allowed Pull-thrus Group Area
Handicap Access Waterfront Access Telephone Cable TV
Amenities
A green check-mark signifies service is available
Store Laundry Pool Hot Tub
Pet Friendly 55+ Park Game Room Playground
Cabins Dump Station LP Gas Wi-Fi
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Mousetail Landing State Park Details

Mousetail Landing State Park is a 1, 247-acre area is located on the east banks of the Tennessee River in the state's picturesque Western valley. Tradition has it that Mousetail Landing received its name during the Civil War period when one of the area's tanning companies caught fire. The exodus of mice fleeing the burning tannery was so profuse that the area in proximity of the park became known as Mousetail Landing. The scenic Buffalo River flows nearby, providing opportunity for family canoe float trips.

Mousetail Landing State Park campground has a modern bathhouse, laundromat, and electricity/water hookups to 19 of the 24 campsites. A dump station is also located within this area. Spring Creek is a 21-site campground found on the banks of the Tennessee River.

There are approximately 25 picnic tables scattered throughout the park, 16 of these tables having grills nearby. Some tables can be pulled together for larger groups. Picnic areas are first-come, first-served with the exception of pavilions.

There is one large pavilion that can accommodate up to 100 people. Reservations for the pavilion can be made up to one year in advance. There is a fee for rental of the pavilion. Also available for rent is 144 sq. ft. gazebo. Contact the park for more information.

Enjoy playgrounds, an archery range, horseshoes, basketball, and a Volleyball court.

  • 20 sites, 0 PullThru's, 30' wide, 30' long, 50 amps

Recreation near Mousetail Landing State Park

There is a boat launch area at the park. This area provides boat access, courtesy pier, Spring Creek campground and fishing from the banks of the Tennessee River. The boat launch area is located approximately 1/2 mile south of the main entrance of the park.

You can fish anywhere in Mousetail Landing State Park where you can get to the water. Many of the Spring Creek campsites are on the edge of the water. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy catches of bass, bream, crappie, stripe, and catfish.

Mousetail Landing State Park has one day-use, three mile trail. There is one over night, eight mile trail with two screened in shelters. These backcountry shelters have bunkbeds and each shelter sleeps 8 people. Shelter #2 is on a large limestone bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and Busseltown Wildlife Management Area. Shelter #1 is located in a scenic hardwood forest.

A swimming beach area has been established on the Spring Creek embayment, a branch of the Tennessee River. Swimming is at your own risk. There is NO lifeguard on duty.

A small stream at the entrance of the park is enjoyable for small children and adults to wade in with its cold, clear water.

 

Directions to Mousetail Landing State Park

From Memphis: Take I-40 to Exit 126, south on Hwy 69 14 miles to Parson, TN. Travel east on Hwy 412 for 6 miles and cross the Tennessee River. Take a left on Hwy 438, travel 2.5 miles. The park entrance is on the left.
From Nashville: From Nashville take I-40 West to Exit 143. Take a left on Hwy 13 South nine miles to Lobelville. At the National Guard Armory turn right on Hwy 438 and follow to Park Entrance (approx 17 miles on Hwy 438)

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Mousetail Landing State Park, 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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2 Responses to Mousetail Landing State Park

  1. kay long on April 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I tell everyone I know about what a beautiful park this is and how friendly the rangers are. Love the streams and all the wild life we see. A peaceful place and very clean.

    Thanks to all that make it such a success.

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  2. Jim Roberson on March 23, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    My family discovered Mousetail Landing State Park last year (summer of 2010) and absolutely feel in love with it. So much so that we went on 3 different trips with the last 2 being accompanied by others in our family. We have found a new treasure and are sure to return on annual summer weekend trips. Thanks to the rangers and park staff for the great job that you do.

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