Chickasaw State Forest


Size:  12,754 acres / 5,161 ha. 

Chickasaw State Forest is located in Chester and Hardeman Counties on the Coastal Plain in West Tennessee.

The Resettlement Administration Program purchased the majority of lands making up the forest in 1938. At the time of acquisition, the lands were highly eroded and degraded by farming and timber harvesting. The entire project area was deeded to the State of Tennessee in 1955 and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Forestry Division assumed responsibility for the portion that is now a State Forest.

There are various educational and demonstration areas highlighted with signs throughout the forest. In addition, there are 115 acres designated as an experimental forest and nursery.

Approximately 63% of the forest is in hardwood types, about 29% is in southern yellow pines, and the remainder is in mixed pine and hardwood cover. The forest is dominated by stands of mature sawtimber. About 35% of the stands are upland hardwoods in excess of 80 years old. Salvage cuts have occurred on 446 acres damaged by a tornado in 1988 and on 300 acres damaged by southern pine beetles in 1986-87.

Two State Parks are located within the forest and there are 8 cemeteries and 4 in-holdings. Recreational activities include hunting, horseback riding, hiking, and camping.

Chickasaw State Forest Road Use Map

Chickasaw State Forest Firewood Collection Map


1865 Firetower Road
Medon, TN  38356
(731) 989-5252