Mousetail Landing State Park
Mousetail Landing State Park: Perry County, Tennessee
Mousetail Landing State Park is a rustic park of 1,247 acres situated on the Eastern bank of the Tennessee River in Perry County near Linden. It offers a variety of educational programs for all ages. Click here for a calendar of educational and recreational activities at Mousetail Landing.
About Mousetail Landing State Park
Mousetail Landing State Park is one of Tennessee’s wonderful (and more rustic) State Parks. A sought-after destination for scout trips, and hikers of all ages, the park offers camping, boating fishing, swimming and even space for weddings in this beautiful setting. In addition to recreation, it offers educational opportunities for visitors and local residents of all ages.
The Park campgrounds offer 19 designated ares that include water and electrical hookups and an additional 6 sites with rustic grills. There are also 21 Primitive Sites located on the Tennessee River. Each Primitive Site has a fire ring and rustic grill. Reservations are strongly recommended. Rates range from $11 – $35 per night with a $5 nonrefundable reservation fee. Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance.
To Reserve a Site Call: (731) 847-0841 daily from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Why’s it called Mousetail? In the 1860s there were large tanneries in the area. After one burned, witnesses saw so many mice escaping the large flames that the area became known as “MouseTail”. The name stuck. Today, Mousetail Landing State Park is a 1,247-acre rustic park that is located on the eastern bank of the Tennessee River near Linden in Perry County.
Things to do:
Seasonal Swimming area
Primitive Camp Sites
Camp Sites with water and electrical hookups
Camp Site Bath House
3 mile Day Trip Trail
8 mile overnight Trail – There are 2 backpacking shelters on the trail. Each rustic shelter has bunk beds for 8 people.
25 picnic sites with grills
1 Large Pavilion(100 occupancy) Reservation Required for large groups/wedding/special events.
Fishing is allowed anywhere there is water. Must have Tennessee Fishing License. Click here for license Information.
To protect Tennessee forests, the State Parks have adopted a Don’t Move Firewood Policy. This requires all campers to use only downed wood found close to the actual campfire site or to bring certified heat-treated firewood into the Parks from the outside. Certified Heat-Treated Wood will be clearly labeled with a federal or state seal.
For help finding wood: