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Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area, Tennessee

Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area encompasses more than 24,000 acres (nearly 10,000 hectares) of wilderness area in Morgan County, Tennessee, 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Knoxville. It’s named for a 3,324-foot (1,013 m) peak in the Cumberland Mountains, the top of which is often shrouded in ice or snow in the winter…read more »

Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area encompasses more than 24,000 acres (nearly 10,000 hectares) of wilderness area in Morgan County, Tennessee, 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Knoxville. It’s named for a 3,324-foot (1,013 m) peak in the Cumberland Mountains, the top of which is often shrouded in ice or snow in the winter months. A stargazer gave EarthSky the following description: “Country skies. Very little light pollution. Park sometimes offers amateur astronomy programs.”  Another person considers this place “one of East Tennessee’s best kept secrets.”

Deborah Byrd