Maury County Recreation
The hills and valleys of Maury County provide an excellent backdrop for outdoor adventures. If you’re hiking or biking you quickly realize why the area was once labeled "the Dimple of the Universe." The trails within the City and County Parks as well as in the Yanahli area are wonderful for hiking and biking. A portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway, great for biking, runs through the western edge of the county.
If you like canoeing or kayaking, the 270 miles of the Duck River that run through several cities and counties, provide all the diversity you could ask for…wildlife, scenic views, gravel bars, sloughs and bottomlands to traverse. There’s an area for every skill level.
There’s fishing, caving, golfing and horseback riding…lots of reasons to visit us for an outdoor experience.
Maury County is blessed with some of the most scenic and enjoyable hiking areas in the country. Whether you challenge the 400-plus miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway that runs from Maury County to Natchez, Mississippi or take an afternoon ride through our scenic backroads or enjoy a challenging mountain bike trail at Chickasaw Park, you will know why our area was referred to as the "Dimple of the Universe."
Columbia Cycling Club
The Duck River flows through Maury County much as it did when our ancestors travelled it. Unlike many area rivers, the Duck is deep and quick flowing enough for experienced paddlers, but easily managed by beginners. Bring your own canoe or rent one here.
Duck River Blueway River Guide
River Rat Canoe Rental
Kids Kingdom - Childrens' playground located in Maury County Park, Lion Parkway, Columbia
The Duck River offers the angler many opportunities for success. Williamsport Lakes Management Area features four fishing lakes with boat rental available. Check with the many bait and tackle shops within our county for directions to their secret fishing holes. Call Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for information on fishing seasons and regulations.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Williamsport Lakes Concession
Ted's Sporting Goods
Enjoy the scenic beauty of Maury County while playing our fine 18-hole courses. You will find our courses less crowded than most and still challenging.
Stoneybrook Golf Course
Graymere Country Club
Bear Glen Championship
Mt. Pleasant Country Club
King’s Creek Golf Course
Henry Horton Golf Course
Maury County is blessed with an abundance of city and county parks. Woodland Park Center in Columbia, a city park, and William Springs Park in Mt. Pleasant both offer extensive walking paths. Chickasaw Trace Park on Santa Fe Pike offers hiking trails in a wilderness setting as the trail winds around the Duck River bottomlands. The Maury County Park has trails also.
City of Columbia
Maury County Parks
Chickasaw Trace Park
Stillhouse Hollow Falls
Fiddlers Green, Double Branch Road, Columbia, TN 38401
Yanahli Wildlife Management Horse Trails
Hunting is superb due to Maury County's large agricultural base and abundant ponds, lakes and rivers. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency maintains and opens several management areas in our area. They can provide maps, license information and season updates for all game. Williamsport Lakes Management Area features 1,800 acres of hunting land open to the public. The Tennessee Valley Authority opens large tracts of land for public hunting. All lands require proper licenses and may require special permits. Call in advance for specific requirements. Area sporting goods and hunting supply stores can provide good local information and regulations. Remember, secure written permission from the owner of private lands before hunting on his/her grounds.
T. W. R.A.
Duck River WMA/TWRA
A private range is located outside Columbia and does allow guests if space and time permit.
Maury County Gun Club; Skeet Range
The world "down under" Maury County is as exciting as the world above. The Southport Saltpeter Cave is one of the largest in Middle Tennessee. During the Civil War it was mined for nitrate to use in making gun powder. It is also believed that Confederate troops were housed here. It features unique formations and large caverns. The cave is open by appointment for guided and unguided tours.
Southport Saltpeter Cave
Tennis enthusiasts from surrounding counties enjoy participating with Maury Countians in tournaments and clinics during the tennis season (April through September). These events are provided by the Maury County Tennis Association.
Columbia State Community College
Maury County Tennis Association
Maury County Parks www.maurycounty-tn.gov/parks/parks.htm
Maury County Arts Guild represents the best of