Experience stargazing at its finest at the Pickett State Park.

There are also astronomy programs that star and astronomy enthusiasts can join.

It wouldn’t be a good idea to take the Oneida route because of safety concerns. Instead, use the I-40 to Crossville and take Highway 127 north to Jamestown.

While you’re there, visit the Pickett CCC Memorial State Park, northwest of Jamestown. “CCC” means Civilian Conservation Corps and there’s a small historical museum near the park office, that you can view with your family. They also have an archeology museum.

There are some cabins for renters and a small campground that has water and electricity for the RV sites and those with tents.

The lake at Pickett has a swimming area, picnic tables and shelters, and a long metal swinging bridge leading over and up to a shelter and lookout site.

For more info, please call 931-879-5821. Office hours are from 7:30 am until 10 pm daily.

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