Big Cypress Tree State Park is named for the national champion bald cypress tree that once lived in the park. The tree was the largest bald cypress in the United States and the largest tree of any species east of the Mississippi River. In 1976, during a lightning storm, a strike caused the tree to die after living for more than 1,350 years.

The park is a quaint, clean and relaxing spot to enjoy nature’s purity and beauty. A variety of native wild flowers and trees may be seen such as showy evening primrose, black-eyed Susans, yellow poplar, bald cypress and dogwood. Along with plant life there is an abundance of wildlife at Big Cypress and the park is popular location for birdwatchers. The park hosts several Boy Scout camporees each year as well as individual troop camping trips.

Location

Big Cypress Tree State Park
295 Big Cypress Rd, Greenfield, TN 38230, United States

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Hours

8:00 AM to Sunset – Summer 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM – Winter

*Camping is not allowed at this park with the exception of Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups who have special permission to camp, conduct scouting events, and do scout projects in the park.
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Contact Details

Park Office: 731-235-2700

Email: ask.tnstateparks@tn.gov

Official Website: Big Cypress Tree State Park

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Big Cypress Tree State Park:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Big Cypress Tree State Park is a must-visit state park in Tennessee. Check out other state parks in Tennessee here.

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