House Mountain State Park
Located near Corryton, House Mountain State Park is a small park of approximately five hundred acres that provides access to a remarkable view of the surrounding countryside and mountains from the 2,100-foot-high House Mountain, the highest point in Knox County. The state acquired the land in 1987, after local landowner Albert Kern had sold his property to the Trust for Public Land a year earlier. No development took place until 1990, when a park manager was assigned to the property and the first public facilities were built. Between 1993 and 1994 volunteers built approximately four miles of trails to support a trailhead, built in 1993, by Knox County. Hiking and picnicking are the park's most common activities.