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The Tennessee Non-smokers Protection Act goes into effect October 1, 2007.

All state park inn rooms, cabins, restaurants, visitors centers, meeting rooms, restrooms, lobbies, reception areas, hallways and other common-use areas will become smoke-free on that date. Thank you for helping us make the transition to a smoke-free environment.

Enjoy a visit to Ross Creek Landing State Park

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  Shiloh National Park
  Pickwick Dam
  Pickwick Landing State Park

The Bear Trace at Ross Creek Landing is the fifth in a series of Jack Nicklaus designed courses located in the state of Tennessee. Ross Creek Landing is located in the rolling countryside in Clifton, Tennessee along the banks of the Tennessee River.

Ross Creek Landing is a par 72 course that measures more than 7000 yards from the back tees. Don't be intimidated though, there are five sets of tees on every hole to allow golfers of all abilities to enjoy this course. During the construction and design of this course, Jack made some adjustments to shorten two of the par fives so that the golfer may have the opportunity to reach the green in two shots. He also designed the par 4 fourth hole into a 'drivable' par 4 that offers a variety of 'go for it' and 'lay up' options.

The course offers a variety of wooded and meadow golf holes. Oak, Hickory, Hackberry, Cedar and even some Cypress line the fairways. Marshes and ponds have been created to benefit the environment and provide strategy on some of the golf holes. During the construction of the course, special efforts were made to preserve stream corridors and existing woods and meadows. New grades for the golf course were carefully tied into these existing features so that it appears that the course has always been here.