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Chickasaw State Forest, State Park, and WMA

Site Directions to State Park: From I-40 take either exit 82-A to Hwy. 45 South or 80-A (which is 45 South by-pass) to Hwy. 45 South and from there drive 20 miles to Henderson, TN. Turn right on Hwy. 100 and from there it is approximately 8 miles to the park entrance.

Access to the WMA and State Forest is available via various roads in the area. 

Lat: 35.39452°N Long: -88.77130°W

Hours: state park: 6am-10pm, WMA and State Forest- daylight hours

Seasonality: year round

Fees: none

Site Description: The area includes a variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, birding, camping/overnight cabins, swimming and fishing. Mixed hardwood and pine forests cover the majority of the site, providing a variety of habitats across the rolling hills.

Wildlife to Watch: Woodland birding is generally good year round.  Look for Canada Geese and Great Blue Herons on the lake.

White-breasted Nuthatch and other forest birds are common year round.

Red-eyed Vireo, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, and Eastern Wood Pewee may be found in summer.

Keep your eyes open for box turtles on hiking trails and sliders in the lake.

NOTE:  Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas. 

TWRA Wildlife Management Area Regulations

Tennessee Hunting Guide

Tennessee Fishing Guide

Chickasaw State Park

Chickasaw State Forest