Frozen Head State Park
Frozen Head State Park
4.5
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24000 acres of wilderness and one of the tallest peaks on the Cumberland Plateau are some of the attractive points of this park. At the summit of Frozen Head is a 360 degree observation deck. There is some camping and a mountain biking trail. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks website.
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sj0iner
Tampa, FL72 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Always a great place to Hike and enjoy nature!
Very friendly staff in Gift shop!
Nice small waterfalls!
Written 24 July 2023
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Kemosabe
Knoxville, TN8 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Stayed at Big Cove campground. Beautiful, quiet. Primitive (no hookiups) but good facilities. Mainly tents (only 20 sites) but our 21 ft trailer fit fine. We ran generator (super quiet Honda 3000is) for few hours each day to charge battery. Not busy mid-week. Busier for weekend. Our campsite (#14) was literally 100 Ft from start/finish for Barclay Marathon (look it up).

Frozen Head State Park (a hiker’s paradise) was impressive and beautiful. Hiked to DeBord Falls. Great facilities (picnic areas, playgrounds, educational, etc). Staff (Julie) were extremely friendly and helpful.

If you like hiking or just being outdoors, definitely put on your to-do list!
Written 24 May 2022
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Thank you for your kind words about our terrific staff and the wonderful features of our park. We will make sure to pass your comments along. Hope to see you again soon!
Written 25 July 2022
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Culture812596
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL120 contributions
May 2022
We live nearby so are biased but we love this park for hiking, camping, church dinners on the ground, splashing in the creek with children, and just enjoying the spectacular natural scenery of TN in a place that is not spoiled by commercialism or overcrowding.
Written 23 May 2022
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Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!
Written 25 July 2022
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Jessica P
Sunbright, TN9 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
What a nice park well maintained and darling to walk around last fall. Everyone was so nice and friendly. People had their children and pets out in the fresh mountain air.
Written 7 January 2022
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Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!
Written 2 February 2022
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rebecca d
Nashville, TN83 contributions
Jul 2021
One of the nicest state parks for hiking. Hikes range from easy to more difficult and all trails are well maintained. Great visitor center with helpful staff. A good park for a variety of bird species too. Only tent camping in the park.
Written 8 July 2021
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Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!
Written 9 July 2021
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llshore
Knoxville, TN13 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Four of us camped in the main campground for the weekend and loved every minute. The camping spots were spacious, and each provided a grill, fire ring, and picnic table. Hiking trails are well maintained and the hikes were beautiful—most of ours had water views almost the entire time. The bath house was clean and attractive, and rangers clean it twice daily. The rangers are friendly and helpful. There is a little book hut which we enjoyed, and although we weren’t traveling with young children, my kids would have loved it. There are also nice playgrounds, and the streams offered lots of places which kids would love to play in. Our fellow campers observed the 10pm quiet time, which we appreciated. We can’t wait to go back!
Written 19 April 2021
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Thank you for sharing many of the great features of our park. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!
Written 7 May 2021
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VICTORIA S
Clinton, TN9 contributions
Dec 2020
it was cold up there because it was in the shade and under some trees but i got to feel the water so pretty
Written 19 February 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Frozen Head State Park. Please visit us again soon!
Written 8 March 2021
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smcdaniel
Ariton, AL555 contributions
Oct 2020
Two falls to visit here and easy walking. This park is easy to find and get around. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys hiking.
Written 19 October 2020
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We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trails. Thanks for the review!
Written 23 October 2020
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jmc1958
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio283 contributions
Nov 2019
Nice hidden gem of a state park. Hiked up the fairly rocky but wide trail to Debord Falls. Nice little falls, stairs down to the creek for a better view are a little tricky and the handrail could use some reinforcement, but still doable. Viewing deck gives a nice angle of the falls, for those not inclined to venture down to the creek. About a 100 foot elevation change from trailhead to the falls, with about 60 of that in the last 1/10th of a mile. Had a couple of nice photos to post but trip advisor would not allow to be uploaded due to file size.
Written 28 November 2019
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This is great news! We're so happy to know that you had a good experience.
Written 16 December 2019
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Fred W
Wartburg, TN20 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Went out Saturday to the Heritage Festival at Frozen Head State Park. Yes, it was chilly even around noon time. The park was good but the Festival was not as good or big like previous years.
Written 13 October 2019
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Hello Fred, thanks for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear from our customers.
Written 15 October 2019
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