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"Meeman-Shelby State Park North of Memphis" Top 5 Page for this destination Tennessee Favorite Tip by deecat

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  Meeman-Shelby State Park
by deecat

Favorite thing: The park roads of Meeman-Shelby State Park is almost as much fun as the park itself.

The bluff roads have roller-coaster dips that almost make your stomach "soar". This park has a western park boundary that follows the Mississippi River shoreline for at least 8 miles, and the Chickasaw Bluffs rise above it all.

There's plenty of recreational opportunites with riding stables, a golf course, softball diamond, badminton, volleyball, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. There's fishing allowed year-round in the 125-acre Poplar Tree Lake.

But, I think that the walking trails and paved bike path trails offer the most fun because wildlife is abundant, and you can see them from this system of trails.

I suggest that you go to the rustic Meeman Interpretive Center where naturalists conduct presentations about ecology, the environment and the park's history.

They have furnished cabins along the Poplar Tree Lake, and there is a campground with fifty sites.
You can make all your arrangements for activities, programs, maps, and rentals through the visitor's center.

I think that the best of the trails is The Chickasaw Trail that is about 8 miles which follow the bluffs from the Mississippi River Group Camp to Poplar Tree Lake. It's really great because of all the animals you see along the way.

Fondest memory: We were here in the fall, and the weather was perfect as was the magnificent blaze of color.

Route 3, Millington, TN 38053


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  • Updated May 29, 2005
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