Pickett State Park

Pickett State Park is located northeast of Jamestown, TN. It is a lovely park that borders Big South Fork SRRA. There are interesting geological features along the many woodland trails such as huge rockhouses, a sand-floored cave, and a sandstone natural bridge.
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1 Pickett State Park is located north of Jamestown, TN on the Cumberland Plateau. It has a small lake, a natural bridge, rockhouses, and a sandstone cave. There are nice hiking trails and campgrounds in the park.
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Pickett State Park is located north of Jamestown, TN on the Cumberland Plateau. It has a small lake, a natural bridge, rockhouses, and a sandstone cave. There are nice hiking trails and campgrounds in the park.

Pickett State Park is located north of Jamestown, TN on the Cumberland Plateau. It has a small lake, a natural bridge, rockhouses, and a sandstone cave. There are nice hiking trails and campgrounds in the park. map... 4465
2 The Indian Rockhouse is an easy walk down a trail that is less than a mile from the parking area at the entrance of the park.

The Indian Rockhouse is an easy walk down a trail that is less than a mile from the parking area at the entrance of the park.

The Indian Rockhouse is an easy walk down a trail that is less than a mile from the parking area at the entrance of the park. 3013
3 The Indian Rockhouse is located below a huge sandstone cliff. It would have made a nice habitat for the early people of this area.

The Indian Rockhouse is located below a huge sandstone cliff. It would have made a nice habitat for the early people of this area.

The Indian Rockhouse is located below a huge sandstone cliff. It would have made a nice habitat for the early people of this area. 2718
4 I was amazed to find these beautiful pink Indian Pipes (<em>Monotropa uniflora</em>) growing on the forest floor on the Hazard Cave Trail. These saprophytic plants are normally pure white since they contain no chlorophyll. I have never seen them such a...

I was amazed to find these beautiful pink Indian Pipes (Monotropa uniflora) growing on the forest floor on the Hazard Cave Trail. These saprophytic plants are normally pure white since they contain no chlorophyll. I have never seen them such a...

I was amazed to find these beautiful pink Indian Pipes (Monotropa uniflora) growing on the forest floor on the Hazard Cave Trail. These saprophytic plants are normally pure white since they contain no chlorophyll. I have never seen them such a dark shade of pink. (oddity) 3485
5 Look for plants like this Small-flowered Alumroot growing in holes in the sandstone cliffs.

Look for plants like this Small-flowered Alumroot growing in holes in the sandstone cliffs.

Look for plants like this Small-flowered Alumroot growing in holes in the sandstone cliffs. 2376
6 There is a wooden boardwalk on the trail to Hazard Cave, it protects the plantlife and keeps numerous feet from doing damage to the area.

There is a wooden boardwalk on the trail to Hazard Cave, it protects the plantlife and keeps numerous feet from doing damage to the area.

There is a wooden boardwalk on the trail to Hazard Cave, it protects the plantlife and keeps numerous feet from doing damage to the area. 2546
7 Hazard Cave has a floor of deep sand. There are two wooden benches for stopping and enjoying the scenery.

Hazard Cave has a floor of deep sand. There are two wooden benches for stopping and enjoying the scenery.

Hazard Cave has a floor of deep sand. There are two wooden benches for stopping and enjoying the scenery. 2631
8 This fern has found a foothold in the side of the cliff above the Hazard Cave.

This fern has found a foothold in the side of the cliff above the Hazard Cave.

This fern has found a foothold in the side of the cliff above the Hazard Cave. 2288
9 Hazard Cave has some interesting erosion marks in the overhanging sandstone cliff. Be sure and look for bird nests in the many holes.

Hazard Cave has some interesting erosion marks in the overhanging sandstone cliff. Be sure and look for bird nests in the many holes.

Hazard Cave has some interesting erosion marks in the overhanging sandstone cliff. Be sure and look for bird nests in the many holes. 2736
10 The Natural Bridge is a large sandstone arch. The trail goes over and under the bridge. It would be a very lovely place to visit in May when the Mountain Laurel blooms. The park has lots of wildflowers, including: Rosebay Rhododendron, Doll's Eyes, Gol...

The Natural Bridge is a large sandstone arch. The trail goes over and under the bridge. It would be a very lovely place to visit in May when the Mountain Laurel blooms. The park has lots of wildflowers, including: Rosebay Rhododendron, Doll's Eyes, Gol...

The Natural Bridge is a large sandstone arch. The trail goes over and under the bridge. It would be a very lovely place to visit in May when the Mountain Laurel blooms. The park has lots of wildflowers, including: Rosebay Rhododendron, Doll's Eyes, Goldenrod, Asters, Indian Cucumber Root, Spotted Wintergreen, and Trailing Arbutus. It is a nice place to find flowers for the entire blooming season. 2436
11 The view from behind the Natural Bridge.

The view from behind the Natural Bridge.

The view from behind the Natural Bridge. 2619
12 This wire and wood slat swinging bridge is a fun way to get across the lake to the island.

This wire and wood slat swinging bridge is a fun way to get across the lake to the island.

This wire and wood slat swinging bridge is a fun way to get across the lake to the island. 2799
13 People can rent rowboats at the park to explore the small lake. A sand beach swimming area is open during the summer.

People can rent rowboats at the park to explore the small lake. A sand beach swimming area is open during the summer.

People can rent rowboats at the park to explore the small lake. A sand beach swimming area is open during the summer. 2765
14 I was delighted to find these Inflated Bladderwort flowers blooming in the lake! These plants are carnivorous, but don't worry, they don't eat anything bigger than a pinhead! (Please excuse the lousy picture quality, I couldn't use my tripod due to the...

I was delighted to find these Inflated Bladderwort flowers blooming in the lake! These plants are carnivorous, but don't worry, they don't eat anything bigger than a pinhead! (Please excuse the lousy picture quality, I couldn't use my tripod due to the...

I was delighted to find these Inflated Bladderwort flowers blooming in the lake! These plants are carnivorous, but don't worry, they don't eat anything bigger than a pinhead! (Please excuse the lousy picture quality, I couldn't use my tripod due to the water and the mud!) 2431

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