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T.O. Fuller State Park
Site Description and Habitats
T.O. Fuller State Park was the first state park east of the Mississippi River open to African Americans and only the second in the nation. This Park is named to honor Dr. Thomas O. Fuller who spent his life empowering and educating African Americans.
The park is located in Shelby County within the southern limits of the city of Memphis. The park encompasses a total of 1,138 acres with a diversity of wildlife. With its abundance of local flora and fauna from the Mississippi flood plains to its high and overshadowing bluff ridges makes this area an ideal place for the birdwatcher or outdoor extremist.
Be sure to visit the adjacent TVA Lakes and Ensley Sewage Ponds.
Bird species of interest
Spring and Fall Migration: Warblers, vireos, thrushes and flycatchers can be common in appropriate habitat, including Hooded and Kentucky Warbler, Yellow-throated and White-eyed Vireo, and Acadian Flycatcher. Mississippi Kite, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, among other soaring birds may be found.
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Detailed directions for birding T.O. Fuller Park
Upon turning off Riverport Rd, follow road to a left turn towards the Golf Course. The golf course has been closed and is being converted to grassland-shrubland. Park at the old golf pro shop and walk the cart paths through the old golf course. Also visit the hiking trails through the woodlands of the state park.
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