Gibson County, Tennessee is a great place to play, with all the recreational potential of the country and easy access to big-city amenities. Nearby Jackson, TN offers a range of additional activities within an hour's drive to Memphis, nothing is out of your reach in Gibson County. Listed below are just a few of the great recreational options in Gibson County.
Gibson County Lake
One of Gibson County’s greatest recreational assets is Gibson County Lake. This 560 acre lake is known for its great bass fishing. Pontoon boats are welcome and there is a TWRA-owned bait house facility on site. Picnic areas are available. There are 3 RV camping sites with water and electric hook-ups (Dumping station available off site). Primitive camping is also available.
Contact for RV / camping reservations: Doug Poteet 731-414-0616 or 731-487-3351 or Grover Poteet 731-855-2037
Kentucky Lake and Paris Landing
Paris Landing State Park is an 841 acre park located on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which is dammed to form Kentucky Lake (160,000 acres). The park sits on the widest part of the lake (3 miles wide) and is the perfect location for all water sports such as fishing, boating, swimming, and skiing. On land, there is plenty of activity with golfing, hiking, camping, or just relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife. Be on the lookout for deer, turkey, fox, and coyote that roam the park. Eagles can be seen in the winter months. Only a 50 mile drive from most places in Gibson County, Paris Landing State Park makes a great weekend destination for the whole family.
Click here to visit the park website.
West Tennessee Agricultural Museum
Steeped in the rich history of its region, the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum presents life-size displays that depict the everyday challenges settlers faced opening a new territory. Throughout the museum displays familiarize visitors with the different aspects of daily life for the settler. From children attending a one-room schoolhouse to the Sunday social at the old country church to the heat of the blacksmith's shop, there is something for everyone to learn and enjoy at the Museum.
West Tennessee Art Museum
The West Tennessee Regional Art Center takes pride in being Tennessee’s only permanent fine arts museum between Nashville and Memphis. Our goal is to make our gallery, with all of its cultural and educational significance, easily accessible for teachers and students.
There are four great golf courses in Gibson County, Tennessee, with a range of difficulty, but all in the beautiful, rolling West Tennessee setting. Humboldt Golf and Country Club features 5,890 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 68.8 and it has a slope rating of 117 on Bermuda grass. In Dyer, TN, The Pines Golf Course features 6,420 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.0 and it has a slope rating of 119 on Bermuda grass. Diamond Oaks Golf Course in Trenton, Tennessee, features all the hallmarks of Tennessee golf. The course rating is 70.8 and it has a slope rating of 126. Finally, Milan Golf and Country Club in Milan, TN, features 6,444 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
The permanent exhibition on display in Trenton is recognized as the World's Largest Collection of Porcelain Veilleuses-Theieres. The teapots on display are dated from 1750 to 1860 and were purchased by Dr. Frederick Freed from all over the world. Visit the website for more information.
Davy Crockett Cabin
Replica of David Crockett's last home. Contains furniture, tools, original logs and more from the early 1800s, along with his mother's grave. Books on Crockett family, local history, pictures and copies of letters. Visit the website for more information.