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A family-owned resort, the Birdsong Resort, Marina, and Family Lakeside RV Campground is a recreational complex and vacation community on Kentucky Lake. This resort offers cottages with full kitchen and other amenities, second-home resident lots, a community center, and a quiet zone for primitive camping. The marina is home to a new and used boat sales and service.

The only freshwater pearl- culturing farm in America, the Tennessee Freshwater Pearl Museum offers tours of its showroom and farm. Visitors can learn about the unique biology of mussels and how they produce their stunning, highly sought-after prize. Freshwater pearls are Tennessee’s state gem and approximately 80% of the mussel shells exported from the United States are harvested in Tennessee.

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Blending history and outdoor recreation are Benton County’s NBF State Park and Eva Beach. NBF State Park began as a recreation area constructed by a Depression Era work recovery program. As a Tennessee State Park, it now homes the Pilot Knob Interpretive Center and Museum. The Museum features the historical culture of residents along the Tennessee River as well as the history of the park and Civil War history.

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A monument stands on the historic site where country music stars Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and pilot Randy Hughes lost their lives in a plane crash on March 5, 1961. The somber memorial in a beautiful setting is a quiet, reflective space.

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The Benton-Houston Ferry is one of only two ferries in the state and considered the last ferry operating on the Tennessee River. More than just a river boat, this ferry is a part of local life. It travels across the Tennessee River between Benton and Houston counties. Many locals rely on the ferry service to get to work. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing boat ride and a taste of local culture.

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Developed in 1939, Natchez Trace State Park was named for the historic, wilderness road, Natchez Trace, which extended about 440 miles from Nashville, TN, to Natchez, MS. With four lakes, visitors can experience a variety of water activities. Cub Lake has a free, public swim beach; Pin Oak offers water skiing; Browns Lake and Maples Lake offer Jon boats, life jackets, and paddles available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Located on and around Kentucky Lake, the TNWR has three units: Big Sandy, Duck River, and Busseltown, which stretch for 65-miles along the Tennessee River. The refuge was established in 1945 to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds and is maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service.

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A traditional boy scout camp, this lake-side haven also is available as a corporate team facility. Whether camping in the wild or in a cabin, Mack Morris is the place where campers’ skills grow along with their friendships and memories.

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Kentucky Lake makes up the eastern border of the County. One of the largest manmade lakes in the United States, Kentucky Lake offers excellent fishing, including largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill, and yellow and white bass. Enjoy boating, kayaking, and other on the water activities. The nearby Big Sandy National Wildlife Refuge and Duck River Unit Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge also offer hiking and camping activities. Our hot summers but mild, cool winters let visitors experience outdoor recreation throughout the year.

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Lakeshore is a camp and retreat located on the shores of the Tennessee River near Eva, Tennessee. The Providing Christian hospitality, rest, and reflection for guests of all ages and backgrounds, programming includes summer camps, parent/guardian weekends, special need camps, retreats, work weekends, and a variety of other events.

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This must-play golf course located in Camden; Magic Valley Golf Club is one of the best 9-hole courses in the Kentucky Lake area. Constantly upgrading the course and amenities, the staff takes great strides to make all golfers feel at home. From tee to green, no matter your skill level, you will be inspired by the hospitality as well as beauty of the course.

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Quilt blocks are 4x4 pieces of wood painted with a quilt design reminiscent of the 19th and 20th Centuries. They decorate the exterior of barns, homes, and businesses. The county-wide trail features more than 120 quilt blocks that may be viewed from the road. Brochures are available at the Benton County Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy these historical designs and our scenic country roads.

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Connecting the past to the future, the Benton County Veterans Memorial pays tribute to the women and men who have served in the U.S. military. The Memorial’s dual purpose is to honor the fallen heroes of Benton County and remind civilians to thank living veterans for their service. The Memorial is located in Benton County Industrial Park.

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This summertime favorite offers new releases as well as classics from April through October. Movie-goers can enjoy the relative privacy of their vehicle to talk to fellow passengers and munch on the snacks offered at the box office.

Benton County Chamber of Commerce

266 Hwy 641 N, Camden, TN 38320

(731) 584-8395