Thursday, March 04, 2010

Indian Mountain State Park Jelico, TN

Today, hubby and I decided to take a drive up to Jelico. We took advantage of the pretty weather and drove to Indian Mountain State Park. Visiting here is always relaxing. Canadian geese frequent the small lake. You can picnic or hike. In warmer weather you can rent a paddleboat or go camping. I

Indian Mountain State Park is not a large park but it does have an interesting history in that it used to be a strip mine. The reclaimed land is now a jewel in the crown of East Tennessee. Visitors can bring a picnic lunch or use one of the grills in the picnic area. Groups and families can take advantage of the covered shelter and bright playgrounds.

Driving time from Knoxville to Indian Mountain State Park is about 1 hour each way. Take I-75 North from Knoxville and get off at the Jelico exit. From there just follow the signs.

Indian Mountain State Park
143 State Park Circle
Jellico, TN 37762
423-784-7958
Park Hours 7:00 a.m. - Sunset
Park Office: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m


Resources:
Indian Mountain State Park Reclaimed Strip Mine
Tennessee State Parks: Indian Mountain
Visit Campbell County

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