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Red Clay State Park

General Information

Address:

1140 Red Clay Park
Cleveland, TN 37311

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GPS Coordinates:

°34.989515 °-84.943856

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Phone:

(423) 478-0339


Fax:

n/a

Park Website:

tn.gov

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HikingInterpretive ProgramsPicnicking

Size:

263 Acres

Overview:

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.

Red Clay State Park

Red Clay State Park

Interpretive Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

Yes


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

N/A


The Interpretive Trail leads through the historic area.

Blue Hole Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

0.2 miles


The Blue Hole Trail leads to the Blue Hole.

Council of Trees Trail

Usage:

Hiking


Difficulty:

N/A


Accessible:

No


Blaze:

N/A


Distance:

1.4 miles


The Council of Tree Trail's trailheads are near the picnic pavilion and the amphitheater. Please note that this trail includes stairs. There is a connector trail that leads to the historical area.

Hiking

Hiking

Interpretive Programs

Interpretive Programs

Picnicking

Picnicking