Enjoy wide-open spaces at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. Photo by Kerry Crawford.Check out this general store at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. Photo by Kerry Crawford.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

910 Riddick Rd.
Millington, TN 38053

If you want to get away from city life, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is a great place of retreat. Spanning 12,549 acres, there are plenty of activities for every interest. Walk or cycle the scenic 5-mile paved trail that meanders through the forest of large oaks, cypress trees and other hardwood specimens. Two-thirds of the park's total acreage consists of heavy forest areas. Check out the local wildlife. Don't be surprised if you spot an American Bald Eagle amidst the 200 species of songbirds, waterfowl, songbirds and birds of prey. There are also deer, turkey, beaver, fox, otter and bobcats a plenty.

One of the most popular amenities is the disc golf course. The 36-hole, wooded course is divided into two 18-hole courses offering a challenging game for both beginners and advanced players.

There are activities around every corner. Grab your fishing gear and head to Poplar Tree Lake where you can rent a jon boat or fish for bass, bream or catfish from either the bank or pier. There's no problem if you don't have a fishing license. Licenses are available at the park office. Although the park does not have its own stable of horses for rent, there is an 8-mile trail dedicated specifically for horses and their riders.

The swimming pool is open Memorial Day weekend through mid-August so make sure to pack your suit and sun screen. Make a day of it and bring your favorite picnic fare and cooler. Finding a spot won't be a problem with 300 tables and grill stations scattered throughout the park.

If you'd like to spend a few days at the park, there are 49 campsites equipped with tables, grills, electrical and water hookups and a convenient modern bathhouse for hot showers. If camping out is not your ideal accommodation, check out their vacation cabins. There are six cabins available for rent. The park provides linens, VCR, television, and fully equipped kitchen. Each cabin contains a double bed, two twin beds and two roll-out beds. There is a working fireplace in each cabin and firewood is provided during the winter months.  

  • Additional Amenities
    • Guide Available
    • Restrooms
  • Area
    • North
  • Facility Amenities
    • Tours Available
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: Visitor center open everyday 7am - 10pm.
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