Humboldt, TN Parks & Recreation

The Humboldt Parks and Recreation Department is a member of the Tennessee Parks and Recreation Association and is maintained by a director who has been certified by the National Parks and Recreation Association.

The City of Humboldt maintains five public parks with playground equipment, tennis courts, softball fields and baseball fields. Sports, special events, and a variety of programs are offered.

The Humboldt Golf and Country Club offers its members an eighteen-hole golf course, tennis courts, a clubhouse with dining facilities and a swimming pool.

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Davy Crockett Lake and Humboldt Fish Hatchery, located just outside of the city, is a 180-acre lake providing facilities for fishing and boating. Gibson County Lake, located approximately 20 miles northeast from Humboldt on Hwy 77, is a 570-acre lake with 28 miles of shoreline, featuring a public swimming area, boat docs, launching ramps, fishing piers with a full service marina. Campsites are available on a first come-first serve basis.

In addition, Kentucky Lake, Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Barkley Lake and Land- Between-the-Lakes National Recreational Area are located seventy-five miles north of Humboldt. Natchez Trace, Chickasaw and Reelfoot Lake State Parks are all within a one-hour drive and provide fishing, camping, boating, with overnight accommodations in cabins or lodge facilities.

Humboldt is the home of the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. This Festival is held each year the first week in May. It was established in 1934 and has gained national recognition, featuring one of the largest Grand Float Parades in America, possibly the largest non-motorized parade in the world (Junior Parade) and many events and activities during the week-long celebration.