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Indian Mountain State Park

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Indian Mountain State Park is a 200-acre park located in Campbell County near Tennessee’s northern border. It serves as a living demonstration of how good environmental practices can reclaim wasteland and convert it to beneficial use. Visitors to the park are likely to see geese, ducks, beaver, blue heron and an occasional deer.

The park has a history and origin different from that of any other Tennessee State Park. The city of Jellico originally acquired the park in the late 1960s through a federal open space grant under provisions of the 1961 Federal Housing Act. Utilizing grants from the state of Tennessee, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the park was developed as a reclamation project in which abandoned strip mining pits were converted to recreational use. As a reclaimed surface mine Indian Mountain exhibits a beneficial use that can be made of land after such intensive alterations as those inherent in surface mining. The park is the first in the state, and likely the first in the Southeastern United States to demonstrate the feasibility of using abandoned mining sites as parkland.

Indian Mountain State Park is a popular camping park. There are 49 sites with paved pads to serve both tent and RV campers. All sites feature many campsite amenities such as, water and electricity.

Several ponds provide fishing opportunities for park visitors. The ponds are stocked with a number of fish species including bluegill, large-mouth bass, crappie and catfish.


Misty Morgan

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Love this place! Always clean and the playgrounds are great. We play volleyball here quite often and it's a great little spot. The only problem I've had with them was the shelter rentals. When I rented from them I wasn't told anything about the cancellation policy or severe weather problems and when we were trained out due to a severe thunder storm and didn't get to use the shelter at all we weren't given our money back and we also weren't allowed another day to reschedule. We just lost out on our rental fee completely. They should tell you the rental/ CV cancellation policy before you rent.

Erin Redden

Saturday, June 9, 2018
We LOVE it here! Can't find a cleaner campground! We camp there about every year. They work very hard at keeping it clean and nice! Friendly workers. Guaranteed to have a nice relaxing time! Nice new paddle boats that's very reasonable to rent.

Christine Johnson

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
We stopped here for a picnic lunch on our way back to SC from IN. Several playgrounds available. Lots of picnic tables. Paddle boats on the lake and nice sized camp sites.

Christie M

Saturday, May 12, 2018
We enjoyed it. Well kept. Like the concrete pad. Liked full hook up. Staff was great. Will definitely come back again.

Mike Bennett

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
This is a beautifully manicured little State Park, the bath houses look totally new inside and very clean. I was quite impressed will this park and was very close to I-75. I would definitely recommend this part to anybody. Had a nice pond for fishing and kayaking

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