Frozen Head State Park

Frozen Head State Park is located in Wartburg, TN. It is famous for wildflowers and waterfalls.
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1 Frozen Head State Park is located in Morgan County near Wartburg. Frozen Head
 is located  in the Cumberland Mountains in
Morgan County off Hwy 62.
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Frozen Head State Park is located in Morgan County near Wartburg. Frozen Head is located in the Cumberland Mountains in Morgan County off Hwy 62.

Frozen Head State Park is located in Morgan County near Wartburg. Frozen Head is located in the Cumberland Mountains in Morgan County off Hwy 62. map... 1859
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3 DeBord Falls at Frozen Head State Park as seen from the overlook<br><br>
The park is well-known for its waterfalls, mountain
 views, and wildflowers. Each April the park
 hosts a wildflower pilgrimage. The park is
famous for its 7 species of violet...

DeBord Falls at Frozen Head State Park as seen from the overlook

The park is well-known for its waterfalls, mountain views, and wildflowers. Each April the park hosts a wildflower pilgrimage. The park is famous for its 7 species of violet...

DeBord Falls at Frozen Head State Park as seen from the overlook

The park is well-known for its waterfalls, mountain views, and wildflowers. Each April the park hosts a wildflower pilgrimage. The park is famous for its 7 species of violets, crested iris, spotted and nodding mandarin, wild geranium, mountain laurel, and a valley full of great white trillium.
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4 DeBord Falls is usually split by a large rock. The falls are especially beautiful in the winter when they are encased in ice.

DeBord Falls is usually split by a large rock. The falls are especially beautiful in the winter when they are encased in ice.

DeBord Falls is usually split by a large rock. The falls are especially beautiful in the winter when they are encased in ice. 1399
5 DeBord Falls on a cold December day.

DeBord Falls on a cold December day.

DeBord Falls on a cold December day. 1199
6 This Salamander was found living in a small pool near DeBord Falls.

This Salamander was found living in a small pool near DeBord Falls.

This Salamander was found living in a small pool near DeBord Falls. 1210
7 Emory Gap falls is higher than DeBord Falls. It is found at the end of the trail. It falls over a cliff of sandstone overlaying a deep layer of softer shale.

Emory Gap falls is higher than DeBord Falls. It is found at the end of the trail. It falls over a cliff of sandstone overlaying a deep layer of softer shale.

Emory Gap falls is higher than DeBord Falls. It is found at the end of the trail. It falls over a cliff of sandstone overlaying a deep layer of softer shale. 1340
8 Emory Gap falls seen from the side. The large sandstone/shale "amphitheater" is interesting to explore.

Emory Gap falls seen from the side. The large sandstone/shale "amphitheater" is interesting to explore.

Emory Gap falls seen from the side. The large sandstone/shale "amphitheater" is interesting to explore. 1168
9 Hiking in the winter is a treat, there are no bugs, few people and lots of pretty icicles! These two dogs enjoyed hiking with their family. The lab on the right made me a little nervous when he ran between the legs of my tripod which held my new week-o...

Hiking in the winter is a treat, there are no bugs, few people and lots of pretty icicles! These two dogs enjoyed hiking with their family. The lab on the right made me a little nervous when he ran between the legs of my tripod which held my new week-o...

Hiking in the winter is a treat, there are no bugs, few people and lots of pretty icicles! These two dogs enjoyed hiking with their family. The lab on the right made me a little nervous when he ran between the legs of my tripod which held my new week-old SLR camera! :0 1284
10 These hikers from the Western Kentucky University Outdoor Recreation Adventure Center (a.k.a. WKU ORAC) were setting out for a chilly overnight campout at Tubb Springs on top of the mountain in mid-February 2007. Frozen Head has several primitive backc...

These hikers from the Western Kentucky University Outdoor Recreation Adventure Center (a.k.a. WKU ORAC) were setting out for a chilly overnight campout at Tubb Springs on top of the mountain in mid-February 2007. Frozen Head has several primitive backc...

These hikers from the Western Kentucky University Outdoor Recreation Adventure Center (a.k.a. WKU ORAC) were setting out for a chilly overnight campout at Tubb Springs on top of the mountain in mid-February 2007. Frozen Head has several primitive backcountry campsites which can be accessed by hiking. There are many different trails of varying degrees of difficulty in the park. This group was taking the long trail to the campsite. 882
11 Hiking at Frozen Head can bring a smile to your face on even the chilliest of days! I got a kick out of this smile that I found in the ice at the edge of the creek while photographing DeBord Falls.

Hiking at Frozen Head can bring a smile to your face on even the chilliest of days! I got a kick out of this smile that I found in the ice at the edge of the creek while photographing DeBord Falls.

Hiking at Frozen Head can bring a smile to your face on even the chilliest of days! I got a kick out of this smile that I found in the ice at the edge of the creek while photographing DeBord Falls. 728
12 Even the littlest hikers enjoy getting out on the trail! We met the Broyles family at Emory Gap Falls on a snowy February day. The babies have it made, they don't have walk, Mom or Dad does the hard part! With the right kind of clothes and footwear, wi...

Even the littlest hikers enjoy getting out on the trail! We met the Broyles family at Emory Gap Falls on a snowy February day. The babies have it made, they don't have walk, Mom or Dad does the hard part! With the right kind of clothes and footwear, wi...

Even the littlest hikers enjoy getting out on the trail! We met the Broyles family at Emory Gap Falls on a snowy February day. The babies have it made, they don't have walk, Mom or Dad does the hard part! With the right kind of clothes and footwear, wintertime hiking can be a very pleasant experience! 864
13 The trails along Panther Branch are short and easy to hike. They are also loaded with numerous kinds of wildflowers.

The trails along Panther Branch are short and easy to hike. They are also loaded with numerous kinds of wildflowers.

The trails along Panther Branch are short and easy to hike. They are also loaded with numerous kinds of wildflowers. 1008
14 The Panther Branch trailhead starts on a bridge over the creek.

The Panther Branch trailhead starts on a bridge over the creek.

The Panther Branch trailhead starts on a bridge over the creek. 1029
15 Please don't pick the flowers!

Please don't pick the flowers!

Please don't pick the flowers! 938
16 Panther Branch trail

Panther Branch trail

Panther Branch trail 983
17 Panther Branch is a beautiful stream. The trail,
of the same name, follows the stream. There
are 3 waterfalls along this trail.

Panther Branch is a beautiful stream. The trail, of the same name, follows the stream. There are 3 waterfalls along this trail.

Panther Branch is a beautiful stream. The trail, of the same name, follows the stream. There are 3 waterfalls along this trail. 1160
18 Panther Branch is full of large boulders. Look for trout in the clear water in the spring (the stream is often stocked for a tournament). I once saw a lone goldfish swimming in this stream, someone must have been tired of changing its bowl and released...

Panther Branch is full of large boulders. Look for trout in the clear water in the spring (the stream is often stocked for a tournament). I once saw a lone goldfish swimming in this stream, someone must have been tired of changing its bowl and released...

Panther Branch is full of large boulders. Look for trout in the clear water in the spring (the stream is often stocked for a tournament). I once saw a lone goldfish swimming in this stream, someone must have been tired of changing its bowl and released it! 1195
19 The Militti family enjoys a trailside lunch of grapes, cheese, and crackers on the rocks below Emory Gap Falls. Who says you have to have a tablecloth, silverware, or even a table for that matter?!

The Militti family enjoys a trailside lunch of grapes, cheese, and crackers on the rocks below Emory Gap Falls. Who says you have to have a tablecloth, silverware, or even a table for that matter?!

The Militti family enjoys a trailside lunch of grapes, cheese, and crackers on the rocks below Emory Gap Falls. Who says you have to have a tablecloth, silverware, or even a table for that matter?! 1080
20 An odd rock along the Emory Gap Falls trail. Since Frozen Head is located on the Cumberland Plateau, it has lots of sandstone. Some of the sandstone boulders have strange holes or formations.

An odd rock along the Emory Gap Falls trail. Since Frozen Head is located on the Cumberland Plateau, it has lots of sandstone. Some of the sandstone boulders have strange holes or formations.

An odd rock along the Emory Gap Falls trail. Since Frozen Head is located on the Cumberland Plateau, it has lots of sandstone. Some of the sandstone boulders have strange holes or formations. 1178
21 1930's vintage CCC Dynamite Shack on the South Old Mac trail to the Lookout tower.

1930's vintage CCC Dynamite Shack on the South Old Mac trail to the Lookout tower.

1930's vintage CCC Dynamite Shack on the South Old Mac trail to the Lookout tower. 1057
22 The view from Frozen Head mountain is spectacular on a clear autumn day!

The view from Frozen Head mountain is spectacular on a clear autumn day!

The view from Frozen Head mountain is spectacular on a clear autumn day! 1334
23 Frozen Head has several pincic shelters. This one is located near the playground.

Frozen Head has several pincic shelters. This one is located near the playground.

Frozen Head has several pincic shelters. This one is located near the playground. 815
24 This creekside playground is a favorite of kids of all ages!

This creekside playground is a favorite of kids of all ages!

This creekside playground is a favorite of kids of all ages! 917
25 Swinging on the tire swing at the playground is fun!

Swinging on the tire swing at the playground is fun!

Swinging on the tire swing at the playground is fun! 976
26 These initials of past lovers will scar this tree for many years to come. Does HH still love LS? Who knows? Trees should never be carved on!

These initials of past lovers will scar this tree for many years to come. Does HH still love LS? Who knows? Trees should never be carved on!

These initials of past lovers will scar this tree for many years to come. Does HH still love LS? Who knows? Trees should never be carved on! 1034
27 There is lots of wildlife at Frozen Head, but you won't normally see a llama on the trails! A family took their 3 llamas and an alpaca on their hike. Don't be surprised if you see llamas on some trails in the Smokies though, they are used as pack anima...

There is lots of wildlife at Frozen Head, but you won't normally see a llama on the trails! A family took their 3 llamas and an alpaca on their hike. Don't be surprised if you see llamas on some trails in the Smokies though, they are used as pack anima...

There is lots of wildlife at Frozen Head, but you won't normally see a llama on the trails! A family took their 3 llamas and an alpaca on their hike. Don't be surprised if you see llamas on some trails in the Smokies though, they are used as pack animals to deliver supplies to the lodge at Mt. Leconte a couple of times a week. Llamas, with their softer hooves and lighter body weight, are much more "environmentally friendly" than the "2000-pound cookie cutters" ---a.k.a. "horses!" By the way, this llama actually does have 4 legs! 1005
28 Butterflies "puddling" on the road. It is common to see several butterflies on dung or areas where animals have urinated, they get minerals and salts from the wastes!

Butterflies "puddling" on the road. It is common to see several butterflies on dung or areas where animals have urinated, they get minerals and salts from the wastes!

Butterflies "puddling" on the road. It is common to see several butterflies on dung or areas where animals have urinated, they get minerals and salts from the wastes! 1048
29 Ranger Jamie shows a millipede to a group of elementary school students.

Ranger Jamie shows a millipede to a group of elementary school students.

Ranger Jamie shows a millipede to a group of elementary school students. 868
30 These students try to find their "Pooh sticks" at the Panther Branch bridge.

These students try to find their "Pooh sticks" at the Panther Branch bridge.

These students try to find their "Pooh sticks" at the Panther Branch bridge. 958
31 Kids love to have their faces "painted" with ground up clay rocks from the creek. I do this activity with a class from my school each year.

Kids love to have their faces "painted" with ground up clay rocks from the creek. I do this activity with a class from my school each year.

Kids love to have their faces "painted" with ground up clay rocks from the creek. I do this activity with a class from my school each year. 895
32 The Visitor Center at Frozen Head is a nice place to warm up (or cool off, depending on the season) after a hike. There is always a friendly staff member at the desk to help give advice on trails or to help identify a wildflower or a bird.

The Visitor Center at Frozen Head is a nice place to warm up (or cool off, depending on the season) after a hike. There is always a friendly staff member at the desk to help give advice on trails or to help identify a wildflower or a bird.

The Visitor Center at Frozen Head is a nice place to warm up (or cool off, depending on the season) after a hike. There is always a friendly staff member at the desk to help give advice on trails or to help identify a wildflower or a bird. 627
33 The Visitor Center has books, T-shirts, caps, and patches for sale. Be sure to say hello to Charlie, the Corn snake in the display case beneath the counter (actually, you could just wave, snakes are deaf!) Ranger Dave, the park manager, is proud of the...

The Visitor Center has books, T-shirts, caps, and patches for sale. Be sure to say hello to Charlie, the Corn snake in the display case beneath the counter (actually, you could just wave, snakes are deaf!) Ranger Dave, the park manager, is proud of the...

The Visitor Center has books, T-shirts, caps, and patches for sale. Be sure to say hello to Charlie, the Corn snake in the display case beneath the counter (actually, you could just wave, snakes are deaf!) Ranger Dave, the park manager, is proud of the new hardwood floor in the lobby. 728
34 Birders will enjoy Frozen Head, the park has a large number of species of birds. These Goldfinches and Junco are eating seeds beneath the feeder near the Visitor Center. We saw 8 species of birds here within just a few minutes on this cold February day.

Birders will enjoy Frozen Head, the park has a large number of species of birds. These Goldfinches and Junco are eating seeds beneath the feeder near the Visitor Center. We saw 8 species of birds here within just a few minutes on this cold February day.

Birders will enjoy Frozen Head, the park has a large number of species of birds. These Goldfinches and Junco are eating seeds beneath the feeder near the Visitor Center. We saw 8 species of birds here within just a few minutes on this cold February day. 671
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