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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

1825 Pilot Knob Road, Eva, TN 38333, USA

The park was named for Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the intrepid Confederate cavalry leader who on November 4, 1864, attacked and destroyed the Federal supply and munitions depot at Johnsonville at the mouth of Trace Creek. His operations were concentrated along the river, near the park and town of Eva. The park features a monument to Forrest and a map delineating the action at Johnsonville.


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Take Exit 126 on Interstate 40 and travel North on Hwy. 641 for 15 miles to Camden. Turn right on Highway 70 East (do not take the 70 By-pass) at the traffic signal. Follow the signs to the park.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, picnic facilities, camping, trails.

Regular Events

September: folklife festival, November: Civil War skirmish, December: Lighting of the Knob.

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Park Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM, Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM



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