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Tackett Creek Trails

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Other Names

North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, Tackett Creek Unit, Carr Gap Trail Head, Mountain View Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

This is the newest addition of the North Cumberland WMA which features 43,000 acres of old mining and logging roads that wind through mountainous terrain. Most of the trails form long scenic loops which takes riders near large boulder formations, abandoned mines, rock gardens, creek crossings and even a few waterfalls.

The trailhead is located behind Pudges Flea Market. Just turn north and follow the dirt road behind the store for about a half mile. The trails are open year-round but during hunting season riders and passengers are required to wear blaze orange vests. Visitors should note that a TWRA Permit is required to ride the Tackett Creek Trails, which can be purchased online prior to entry. Groceries and shopping can be found about 15 miles west near Jacksboro.

Nearby Mountain View Campground is just a couple miles away from Carr Gap Trail Head and features eleven back in RV sites, each with water and electric hookups, fire pit and picnic table (several sites come with sewer). Amenities include a four unit bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets.

The campground also has a lake house, log cabin and floating house boat for rent just a few miles away at Blue Springs Marina (call for rates and details).

Another option is Tackett Creek ATV Parking and Camping, which is also a short distance away from the trailhead. The area offers plenty of room for parking but camping is primitive and is limited to self contained vehicles. A fee is charged per day but an annual pass is available.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesTWRA Riding Permit (not required for riders under 13)
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (86 dB)86dBs measured at 50' from exhaust
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
AlcoholProhibited
Rule Enforcement
CommentBlaze orange vests required November through January during hunting season.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size43,000 acres (67 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail50
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1200 to 2200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis state forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest, Private

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)BP (423) 869-2469
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)BP (423) 869-2469
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Mountain View Campground (423) 441-2216
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (W)Mountain View Campground (423) 441-2216
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (W)Mountain View Campground (423) 441-2216
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (W)Mountain View Campground (423) 441-2216
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)BP (423) 869-2469

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
RidingYes ($38.00 per OHV)
Non-Resident Daily Permit - $38/OHV; Resident Daily Permit - $18
CampingYes
Tent: $0.00
RV: $65.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Mountain View Campground fee is $65/night (plus tax)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySpeedwell, TN
AddressCarr Gap Road, Speedwell, TN 37870
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Knoxville, TN
For Mountain View Campground:
1) Take I-75 North to Exit 134
2) Turn right (east) onto TN-63E, continue about 25 miles
3) Campground entrance is on the right.

For Carr Gap Trail Head:
1) Continue east past Mountain View Campground 2.6 miles
2) Turn left (north) onto Carr Gap Road (look for Pudges Flea Market), continue .6 miles toward trails.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoMountain View Campground
6683 Highway 63
Speedwell, TN 37870
(423) 441-2216
mountainviewcampgr.wixsite.com
CommentCampground with direct trail access.
Contact InfoTennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
440 Hogan Road
Nashville, TN 37220
(888) 814-8972
(615) 781-6500
rusty.dunn@tn.gov
ask.twra@tn.gov
www.tn.gov
CommentTN Riding Permit Info
Contact InfoTackett Creek ATV Parking And Camping
5788 Highway 63
Speedwell, TN 37870
(423) 526-3962
CommentATV parking and primitive camping (self contained vehicles only)

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