Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

910 Riddick Road
Millington, TN 38053
Information: 901-876-5215
Cabin reservations: 800-471-5293
Shelby Forest
Bordering on the mighty Mississippi River, two-thirds of this 13,467-acre park is bottomland hardwood forests of large oak, cypress and tupelo. The park also contains two lakes and many miles of hiking trails. The Meeman Museum and Nature Center is named for Edward J. Meeman, courageous conservation editor of Scripps-Howard newspapers who helped establish this park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park maintains a boat ramp on the Mississippi River. Deer, turkey, beaver and some 200 species of birds are abundant.


Visitor Center Entrance: From Interstate 40, take exit #3, Watkins Street. Turn right and head North on Watkins Street for approximately 14 miles until the road dead-ends at Locke Cuba Road. Turn left and travel one mile to a four-way stop. Shelby Forest General Store will be a t his corner. Turn right onto Bluff Road. Park Entrance is approximately one mile and on the left. [ Map ]

South Entrance

From Interstate 40, take exit #3, Watkins Street. Turn right and head north on Watkins Street. Continue driving past Frayser Boulevard and Highway 51. Turn Left on Sylvan Road. Turn right on Benjestown Road. Park entrance will be on the left directly across from U.A. Moore Shelby County Park.


More than 20 miles of hiking trails meander throughout the park. Some are located in the Mississippi River bottoms and are off limits during managed hunts.

Other Information

The Memphis Runners Track Club (a non-profit organization) is proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation in helping to promote awareness of our beautiful state park within such close proximity to Memphis. Each year we sponsor this endeavor by hosting three events; the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour Hill & Dale 8 Mile Race and the two MRTC Road Race Series 10 Milers.