David Crockett - pioneer, soldier, politician, and industrialist - was born near the little town of Limestone
in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In late 1816, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of
the peace, a colonel of the militia, and as a state representative. Along the bank of Shoal Creek, in what
is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powder-mill, a grist-mill
Financial difficulties from this loss caused Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he was elected to
Congress. While in Washington, he fought for his people's right to keep land they had settled on in the
new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the
Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico.
Dedicated in May, 1959, in honor of one of Tennessee's most famous native sons, David Crockett State
Park is located on U.S. Highway 64 in Lawrence County, one-half mile west of the city of Lawrenceburg.
I have to say I was extremely disappointed with the closeness of the sites. There was little or no under
get right on the banks. Campground 2 is geared more for the big rigs and most of the sites have very
steep side drop-offs from the main pad.
campground was nearly full. Families everywhere. Kids with bikes, parents with dogs, and bubba's with
trucks. Which made for a little more noise than I prefer. However, I have to give the parents credit, at
10pm it got quite and I did not hear any noice all night.
If you are looking for a campground to "get away from it all", David Crockett is not the place. However, if
you are looking for a very nice family environment where kids can mingle and play with other kids, then
this is the place to come.