Johnsonville State Historic Park

Sign for the Johnsonville State Park site of a historic civil war naval battle

Johnsonville Historic State Park, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville, TN 37134


Johnsonville State Historic Park is the site of a unique Civil War battle in which Nathan Bedford Forest's Calvary Unit destroyed a Union Naval Force and Supply Depot. It also commemorates the location of Johnsonville prior to the creation of Kentucky Lake.  Located on the East bank of Kentucky Lake, three miles north of U.S. Hwy 70 and the town of New Johnsonville, this 1075 acre day use park has a wide variety of plant and animal life. A Civil War Museum, historic sites, hiking trails, picnic areas, shoreline fishing, and wildlife viewing can all be enjoyed at the park. Throughout the year, Johnsonville State Historic Park hosts a variety of scheduled events including interpretive and living history programs, volunteer workdays, guided hikes, Junior Ranger camps, and special events.

This Place Features

  • Public Lake Access
  • Outdoor and Adventure Activities
  • Retail or shopping
  • Music, History, a Museum, or Civil War History
  • Particularly Family Friendly

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