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Bledsoe Creek State Park

Site Directions: Beginning in Gallatin at the intersection of Hwy 25 (Main Street) and Hwy 109 (Water Ave.) at the courthouse, take Hwy 25 east 0.6 miles and bear right staying on Hwy 25. Continue 4.4 miles turn right and in .4 miles turn left into the state park.
Entrance - Lat: 36.37851°N Long: -86.36369°W
Hours: 7 a.m. - sunset
Seasonality year round
Fees: none

Site Description: A variety of mature deciduous and cedar forest, early successional habitat, and water access on Old Hickory Lake provide ample opportunities for recreation. Hiking, boating, fishing, birding, picnicking, and camping are available.

Wildlife to Watch: Common woodland birds of Tennessee can be expected. Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, and White-breasted Nuthatch are found year round, while summer residents include Indigo Bunting, White-eyed Vireo, Chuck-will's-widow among others. Osprey may be seen on the lake in summer. Barred Owl and Great Horned Owl are present and vocal year round.

NOTE: Please refer to TWRA Hunting Guide about hunting seasons and public access dates. Access dates vary by site.

For more information:

State Park web page

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