CHICKASAW STATE PARK
Chickasaw State Rustic Park is situated on some of the highest terrain in west Tennessee. Of the area's 14,384 acres of timberland, 1,280 acres are used for recreation. The remainder is state forest managed jointly by the State Forestry Division and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The park is located in Chester and Hardeman Counties, 18 miles south of Jackson, Tennessee on State Hwy. 100.
Located near Jackson, and an hour northeast of Memphis, this much anticipated Jack Nicklaus' designed, links-style course rolls along and plays over Piney Creek, assuring that the heavily wooded course will provide a scenic and challenging round. The 7,260 yard, par 72 course has two unique holes. Hole No. 4, a 528 yard, par 5 is a true test of skill, as the second shot must land in a bunker-protected area. Likewise, the 203 yard, No. 14 features a elevated tee box, 30 feet above the green below. This championship course, complemented by 13 welcoming cabins, overlooks the scenic banks of Lake Placid.
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The Sagamore Lodge meeting facility seats 100 people. Folding tables and chairs and central heat and air are provided. This building is popular for weddings, meetings, and reunions. There is four-hour minimum for rental of this facility.
Chickasaw offers 13 vacation cottages, some sleeping up to six persons and fully equipped for housekeeping. The cabins, complete with fireplaces and televisions, are nestled among tall pines and located within easy access to Lake Placid. Cabins are available by reservation year-round with the months of June, July, and August available on a weekly basis. Reservations may be taken up to a year in advance.
To Reserve call: 731-989-5141
There are three campgrounds at Chickasaw State Park. The RV campground has 52 sites, each with water and electrical hookups. The tent campground has 29 sites, and water is available. The wrangler campground is designed for visitors traveling with horses. There are 31 sites, each with water and electrical hookups. All park campsites have picnic tables and grills. Modern bathhouses provide hot showers and restroom facilities. There is a playground in each campground.
For more information call: 901-989-5141
This facility accommodates 40 persons. The building features divided quarters with bunk beds and sleeps 20 people to a room. Central heat and air are provided as well as dishes, utensils, microwave, ice maker, freezers, refrigerator and stove. Groups must supply their own linens. A 45-day notice of cancellation is required for a refund of the deposit. Check-in time for this facity is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 10 a.m.
The picturesque swimming beach on the shore of Lake Placid is very popular with visitors. Lifeguards are on duty during swimming hours. A modern bathhouse and concession stand serve the swimming beach.
Rowboats and dreamboats are available for rent on Lake Placid. No personally owned boats or gasoline powered motors are allowed on the lake. However, electric trolling motors are allowed. Fishermen, young and old, enjoy the lake and often dine on fine catches of bass and bluegill. A valid Tennessee fishing license is required for persons over 13 years of age.
TN Fishing Regulations
Fisherman, young and old, enjoy lake fishing on Lake Placid and can expect fine catches of bass, catfish and crappie. Boats may be rented at the park. No personal boats are allowed.
A valid Tennessee fishing license is required for persons over 13 years of age.
Crappie - limit 30, no minimum length
Bass - limit 5, minimum length 15"
Catfish - limit 5, minimum length 15"
Bream - no limit, no minimum length