Big Hill Pond State Park - Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dalls
N 35° 04.641 W 088° 43.336
16S E 342980 N 3882977
Quick Description: Big Hill Pond is located about 18 miles south of Selmer, TN.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2007 7:06:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM2EEV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
Views: 29

Long Description:
Big Hill Pond State Park lies in the southwestern part of McNairy County and encompasses approximately 5,000 acres of magnificent timberland and hardwood bottom land. Cypress Creek and Tuscumbia River border the property. Several oxbow lakes and sloughs add to the waterway. The flood plain adjacent to both the Tuscumbia River and Cypress Creek contains small oxbow lakes and swamp areas which are desirable habitat for waterfowl, wildlife and fishing.

Park Highlights: The Boardwalk and Dismal Swamp--eight tenths (.8) of a mile long, through the scenic Dismal Swamp The Observation Tower--70 feet tall, this refurbished fire tower offers a panoramic view of Travis McNatt Lake and Dismal Swamp Civil War Earthworks--railroad guard post built by Union Soldiers Nature Watching--waterfowl, including osprey, migrations in spring and fall, some year round residence, abundant wildlife.
Park Type: day or overnight

Activities:
picnic, camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding


Background:
The park derives its name from Big Hill Pond which was created in 1953 when dirt was scooped from a borrow pit to build a levee across the Tuscumbia and Cypress Creek bottoms for the Memphis to Charleston Railroad. Over the years, a great stand of cypress trees has grown in and around the 35-acre pond. The Pond is accessible by four wheel drive.


Link to Park: [Web Link]

Park Fees: Not listed

Date Established?: Not listed

Additional Entrance Points: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
To log a visit to a waymark in this category, please include the following ...
1. A picture you took at the park.
2. Your favorite activity at the park.
3. How do you like the park.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest State/Provincial Parks
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
krsmith2 visited Big Hill Pond State Park - Tennessee 9/13/2007 krsmith2 visited it