Local Area Attractions
Paris TN in Henry County is home to the ~World's Biggest Fish Fry~ Just five minutes from the park, Kentucky Lake host multiple Fishing Tournaments throughout the year. This area affords the avid golfer much with it's many challenging Golf Courses Just to name a few....
Local Area Activities
Just five minutes from the Campground, enjoy browsing in the lovely gift shop, walk the gardens and green houses.
Owners Ralph & Kathy are wonderful friendly people and very good friends, tell them that Rick & Cindy sent you!
Historical Educational/ The Great Western Iron Works
This limestone slab furnace is all that's left of The Great Western Iron Works. It opened in 1855 & within 34 weeks produced 1,350 tons of iron. The production of 445 tons of iron required twenty bushels of charcoal, 800 pounds of ore, & 80 pounds of limestone.
Symbolic of the county's industrial heritage. Before the Civil War, the county was recognized as one of the few industrial areas in the rural south. Stewart County residents built communities around these furnaces, with most of the residents depending on the furnaces for income. The last iron furnace in the county ended operation in 1927.
The Great Western Furnace, production ended only a year after it started. In 1856 its owners put it up for sale. Advertising it for sale as, the furnace, 4 yokes of oxen, 12 wagons & gear 1 set of carpenter's tools, 1 set of blacksmiths tools, 2 extra steam engines, & 80 likely & valuable Negro men, experience furnace hands.