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Port Royal State Park
Site Description and Habitats
An area rich in history, the 26-acre Port Royal site was one Tennessee's earliest communities and trading centers. Situated along the Red River and Sulphur Fork Creek, it is a great place for fishing, canoeing, hiking and bird watching. The Park contains 3 short hiking trails, including an original, preserved section of the Trail of Tears as well as a preserved Pratt Truss design steel bridge that was built in 1887. This bridge spans the Sulphur Fork creek and presents a very picturesque view of both the Red River and the Sulphur Fork creek. This bridge is available to foot traffic only. The hiking trail on the north end is 0.5 miles long and winds through river bottom forests.
Bird species of interest:
Spring and Fall Migration: Nearly all warblers, vireos, and thrushes can be found, including Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Prothonotary, Wilson's Nashville, Chestnut-sided and Black-and-white Warblers, Yellow-throated and Philadelphia Vireos, and Acadian Flycatchers.
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Cultural and Historical Interests/Activities
Detailed directions for birding Port Royal State Park From Nashville travel west on I-24. Take Exit 11, turn left onto TN-76 E and travel 3.8 miles and take the slight left onto Old Clarksville Rd. Port Royal will be 1.5 miles on your right. Check out the woods and a small trail to the rivers edge.
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