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    Trail Of Tears

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Nearby Attractions

Here are federally managed areas that are related to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. The areas have interpretive sites or they pass through the trail.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) areas:

Arkansas

Arkansas Post National Memorial, Arkansas at www.nps.gov/arpo

Fort Smith National Historic Site, Arkansas at www.nps.gov/fosm

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arkansas at www.nps.gov/peri

Georgia

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, (Catoosa/Walker counties), Georgia at www.nps.gov/chch

North Carolina & Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina at www.nps.gov/grsm

Tennessee

Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, Chattanooga, (Hamilton County) Tennessee, which is part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia at www.nps.gov/chch

Natchez Trace Parkway, (Lawrence/Wayne/Maury/Hickman counties), Tennessee at www.nps.gov/natr/

Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee at www.nps.gov/shil

Stones River National Battlefield, Tennessee at www.nps.gov/stri

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY (TVA) areas:

Alabama

Guntersville Dam/Guntersville Lake, Alabama at www.tva.gov/sites/guntersville.htm

Joe Wheeler Dam/Wheeler Lake, (Lawrence/Limestone/Morgan counties), Alabama at www.tva.gov/sites/wheeler.htm

Pickwick Lake, (Colbert/Lauderdale counties), Alabama at www.tva.gov/sites/pickwick.htm

Kentucky

Kentucky Dam/Reservoir, (Marshall/Calloway/Trigg/Lyon counties), Kentucky at www.tva.gov/sites/kentucky.htm

Mississippi

Pickwick Lake, (Tishomingo County), Mississippi at www.tva.gov/sites/pickwick.htm

North Carolina

Fontana Dam/Fontana Reservoir, (Graham/Swain counties), North Carolina at www.tva.gov/sites/fontana.htm

Hiwassee Reservoir, North Carolina at www.tva.gov/sites/hiwassee.htm

Tennessee

Cherokee Memorial Park (Blythe Ferry Ramp), Chickamauga Reservoir, Tennessee at www.tva.gov/river/recreation/pdf/chickamauga_rec_matrix.pdfwww.cherokeeremoval.org

Kentucky Lake, (Benton/Humphries counties), Tennessee at www.tva.gov/sites/kentucky.htm

Tims Ford Dam/Reservoir, Tennessee at www.tva.gov/sites/timsford.htm

US ARMY & CORPS of ENGINEERS (ACE) areas:

Alabama

Redstone Arsenal (US Army), Huntsville, Alabama at http://army.com/info/posts/redstone-arsenal

Arkansas

Arkansas River Visitor Center (ACE), near Russellville, Arkansas at www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/ace-camp-aquatic-conservation-experience-47041/

Cadron Settlement Park (ACE), near Conway, Arkansas at www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/toadsuck/recreation.htm

Fort Chaffee (US Army - inactive), Arkansas at www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/fort-chaffee.htm

Lake Dardanelle (ACE), (Johnson/Yell/Logan/Pope counties), Arkansas at www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/ace-camp-aquatic-conservation-experience-47041/

Ozark Lake (ACE), Arkansas at www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/ozark/

Pine Bluff Arsenal (US Army), Arkansas at www.pba.army.mil/

Tar Camp Park (ACE), Arkansas at www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/pinebluff/campgroundpages.htm#TarCamp

Georgia

Allatoona Dam/Allatoona Lake (ACE), (Bartow/Cherokee counties), Georgia at www.sam.usace.army.mil/allatoona/

Buford Dam/Lake Sidney Lanier (ACE), Georgia at www.sam.usace.army.mil/lanier/

Carter's Lake (ACE), Georgia at http://carters.sam.usace.army.mil/

Carter's Lake Reregulation Dam/Regulation Reservoir (ACE), Georgia at www.sam.usace.army.mil/pa/act-wcm/documents/FactSheets/CartersDam.pdf

Oklahoma

Robert S. Kerr Dam/Reservoir (ACE), Oklahoma at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_S._Kerr_Reservoir

Tenkiller Dam/Tenkiller Ferry Lake (ACE), (Cherokee/Sequoyah counties), Oklahoma at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenkiller_Ferry_Lake

Tennessee

J. Percy Priest Dam/Lake (ACE), Tennessee at www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/jpp/rec/

Pickwick Landing Dam/Pickwick Lake (ACE), Tennessee at www.tva.gov/sites/pickwick.htm

Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant (US Army - inactive), Tennessee at www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/aap-volunteer.htm

USDA FOREST SERVICE (USFS) areas:

Arkansas

Ozark National Forest, Arkansas at www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/

St. Francis National Forest, Arkansas at www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/

Georgia

Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia at www.fs.fed.us/conf/

Illinois

Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

Kentucky

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, (Lyon/Trigg counties), Kentucky at www.lbl.org/

Missouri

Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri at www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/marktwain/

North Carolina

Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nantahala_National_Forest

Tennessee

Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee at www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, (Stewart County), Tennessee at www.lbl.org/

US FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE (FWS) areas:

Alabama

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, (Limestone/Madison/Morgan counties), Alabama at www.fws.gov/wheeler/

Arkansas

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, (Pope/Yell counties), Arkansas at www.fws.gov/hollabend/

Oklahoma

Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma at www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/oklahoma/sequoyah/index.html

Tennessee

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, (Benton/Stewart/Humphreys counties), Tennessee at www.fws.gov/tennesseerefuge/

INDIAN RESERVATION:

Cherokee Indian Reservation, NW of Murphy, North Carolina at www.cherokee-nc.com/

Did You Know?

Elkhorn Tavern at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, on Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

In 1838 U.S. Army troops under General Winfield Scott's command rounded up Cherokee people and moved them to forts in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, prior to their removal west. Thirty-one forts were built for this purpose on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.