Big Ridge State Park
Where: Maynardville, TN
The heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the southern shore of TVA's Norris Reservoir approximately 25 miles north of Knoxville. Visitors to the park will find a wealth of activities to meet any interest from guided nature tours to backcountry camping.
Special events at Big Ridge State Park include:
- On the day before Easter, Big Ridge hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event is free and many prizes are available for children 10 and under.
- On the third Friday in August, the annual Bluegrass Music Festival is held from 7pm to midnight. Ten local bands play bluegrass, country and old-time country music. The event is free.
- On Friday and Saturday nights in October, Big Ridge park rangers conduct guided night hikes to tell ghost stories from the park's past.
(Information from Tennessee State Parks website)
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