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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
October 1 – October 4
Camden, TN. Joint outing with Murfreesboro, Highland Rim and Jackson Chapters.
Camping, hiking and kayaking on the western shore of the Kentucky Lake, an impoundment of the Tennessee River. Five lake front campsites have been reserved for the weekend. Within the park is the Tennessee River Folklife Interpretive Center and Museum which showcases the customs of people who lived along the lower Tennessee River in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This museum is located atop Pilot Knob, one of the highest points in West Tennessee. Water Trail: Boat Ramp #1 to Eva Beach. 5 miles out and back. Nearby Johnsonville State Park also has hiking trails with lake views and an area to launch kayaks at a lakeside parking area. Both parks feature Civil War history. More hiking at nearby Natchez Trace State Park. Susan Woods will lead our hikes in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park and our kayaking trips. Susan is a lifetime member of the Jackson Chapter and Treasurer of the Friends of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. We will launch our kayaks from our campsites Friday at 3:30 pm. We will meet Susan at 9 am CDT Saturday in the Museum parking lot for our hike. We will also kayak Sunday morning. Please register early with Joan Hartvigsen or Sara Pollard if interested in staying in one of the five campsites. Campers are responsible for all their own meals.