Long Hunter State Park

Percy Priest Lake

Consisting of 2,600 acres, Long Hunter State Park consists of four sections. The sections are known as Bryant Grove, Couchville, Baker’s Grove and Sellars Farm. A variety of recreational activities are available at Long Hunter. The grounds became a state park in 1974.

The park has two boat launch ramps for access to J. Percy Priest Lake. A visitor center, meeting facilities, group camp, backcountry campsite, plus ample hiking and fishing opportunities.

This park is well known for its trail system. More than 20 miles of hiking trails span the park.  The trails have different ranges, from casual walks to more challenging trails for the adventurous. There is a self-guided arboretum trail and a five-and-a-half mile Volunteer Trail that travels along the shoreline.

The trial system includes the following trails:

Bluff Trail – 0.2 miles – One Way – Easy
Bryant Grove Trail — 4.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy/Moderate (no pets)
Couchville Lake Trail — 2.0 Miles — Paved Surface — Easy (no pets)
Day Loop Trail — 4.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy/Moderate
Deer Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Inland Loop Trail — 0.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Jones Mill Mtn Bike Trail — 3.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy/Moderate
Nature Loop Trail — 0.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy (no pets)
Point Trail – 0.1 miles – One Way – Easy
Sellars Farm Trail – 1.5 miles – Loop – Easy
Tyler Sykes Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy/Moderate
Volunteer Trail — 5.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy/Moderate

Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area offers history enthusiasts family friendly fun. One of the few government owned Native American Indian mounds, According to artifacts found at the historic site indicate that the Indians lived in the area during the Mississippian Period from 900 AD to 1500 AD. A short loop trail leads around Sellars Farm. The Sellars Farm area is off Poplar Hill Road in Watertown.

Bryant’s Grove Recreational Area and Area 2 of the Couchville Recreation Area do not permit pets. Some trails allow pets on leashes while other trails do not permit pets.

 

Located at:

2910 Hobson Pike
Hermitage, Tennessee 37076

The park can be contacted at (615) 885-2422.

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