It seems that few of David Crockett’s real-life adventures and accomplishments overshadow the “myths” imparted by the Disney television show of the early 1960s about our Tennessee hero. The primary myth is that he was called “Davy” Crockett. In fact, he went by David, and Mr. Crockett may well have been put off by being called Davy. That was just one of the many things I learned while visiting the museum at this park that also offers outdoor recreation and some pretty decent tent camping.
Crystal-clear Shoal Creek is the centerpiece of the park. It was along this creek that Crockett had a gristmill, a powder mill, and a distillery. Where you camp at this park has seen a lot of changes through the years. A flood in 1821 washed away Crockett’s creekside “empire,” and he left for West Tennessee. Developed park facilities include an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a park restaurant that overlooks 40-acre Lake Lindsey, where anglers can catch bass, bream, and catfish. If you don’t want to fish from shore, rent a park paddleboat or johnboat. Private boats and motors are not allowed.
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