Southern and soulful, West Tennessee blends rural charm and diverse culture. In southwest Tennessee, about 2 hours from Nashville and 2 hours from Memphis, lies Hardin County, home to catfish, hushpuppies, and tons of history. Hardin County shines with legendary landmarks, tasty traditions, and an awesome array of outdoor recreation.

Spend all day on the water at Pickwick Landing State Park, where Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama meet on the Lake. With almost 500 miles of shoreline and over 43,000 acres of water, Pickwick Lake provides ample opportunity for excellent fishing year-round! Because Pickwick Lake is bordered by three states, a reciprocal agreement applies to anyone with a valid Sport Fishing License in any one of the bordering states.  You will be enjoying wonderful fishing for catfish, bass, and crappie. Or just spend the day lazing about on a pontoon, soaking up the sun on Pickwick Lake.

Pickwick State Park is home to not only championship fishing, but golfing, hiking, canoeing, and a newly renovated Lodge with a restaurant, bar, and several swimming options of indoor or outdoor pools and sandy beaches.

Overnight stay options include all-lake-view lodge rooms, cabins, villas, and campgrounds to enjoy all the scenery and natural fun.

The nearby river town of Savannah is more than just the seat of Hardin County, it’s also the Catfish Capital of the World! Famous for its incredible fishing opportunities, the local waters of the Tennessee River offer plenty of large catfish as well as bass. While fishing is excellent year-round, the best fishing can be had in the spring and fall each year. Visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Tennessee State Parks online for detailed information about local fishing. Hardin County is home to several fishing competitions throughout the year including the “granddaddy” of all– the National Catfish Derby, now its 78th year; Country Artist and hometown boy Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run Bass Tournament, and several regional and state high school championships.

Then just up-river is yet another pristine park, historic Shiloh National Military Park. Resting on 4200 wooded acres of trails and a 12.7-mile driving tour, Shiloh is known as one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields in the United States.  Visitors may drive, hike, or bike exploring the national cemetery, visitors center, peach orchard, 156 monuments, 217 cannons, plus spot the nesting eagles and explore the 800-year-old Shiloh Indian Mounds, a landmark on its own.

Hardin County is just waiting for you and your family to come to explore! From Pickwick to Shiloh and all the parks in between, we can’t wait to meet you.

Start planning your next trip by visiting www.TourHardinCounty.org


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