Description - Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake.
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Long Hunter State Park
- The Couchville Lake Area is totally barrier free so that all people may enjoy the great outdoors. Programs involving the handicapped and elderly are offered. Facilities include a fishing pier and boat dock, a two-mile, hard-surfaced nature trail, a picnic pavilion with restrooms, and a picnic area with grills.
The park also offers a meeting facility that can accommodate 25 people arranged classroom style or 40 people arranged conference room style.
Recreation - Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, sailing, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.
Climate - Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees. Summer's full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. The mountains of eastern Tennessee are a great place to escape the hot summer temperatures as the higher elevation cools the air slightly. Cool fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant fall colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall foliage.
From Nashville, take I-40 East to the Mt. Juliet, exit # 226-A and go south 8 miles to the park entrance. An alternative route to take I-24 East to Old Hickory Boulevard. Go North on SR171 for 8 miles to the park entrance.