The 263-acre rustic Red Clay State Park is located in the southwest corner of Bradley County in Tennessee, just above the Tennessee-Georgia state line. This park encompasses a network of narrow valleys that were formerly used as cotton and pasture land. The park's majestic landscape includes lush forested ridges that average over 200 feet above the valley floor. Visitors to the park will also have a chance to see the natural landmark, the flawless Blue Hole Spring. This spring arises from beneath a limestone ledge to form a deep, vibrant pool that flows into Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conasauga and Coosa River system. The Cherokee used the Blue Hole spring, when they occupied the area, for their water supply during council meetings. The park is now a certified interpretive site on the Trail of Tears. Visitors can explore this breathtaking park through a variety of interpretive programs at Red Clay's amphitheater and also by meandering through the park's many hiking trails. Red Clay State Park, while it is no longer a meeting place for the Cherokee, it remains a significant sight for its culture and beauty.
Fees, permits, and reservations may apply.