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Bowie Nature Park

7211 Bowie Lake Road
615-799-5544

Prior to the death of Dr. Evangeline Bowie in 1992, the City of Fairview was graciously deeded the land that is now Bowie Nature Park. It was her wish that the city make a public nature park out of the 722-acre forest that she had created from land that, at the time of her purchase in the 1950s, was so barren and eroded it was losing over 30 tons of topsoil annually. Her land management techniques included hiring a bulldozer to build terraces, dig lakes and create a hydrology system. Her hydrology system was so well designed that it has amazed even the most highly regarded land management experts. This plan also included the planting of over 500,000 Loblolly Pine Trees.

In 2003, Bowie Park Nature Center was completed and opened. The center offers the opportunity for park visitors to learn more about Bowie Nature Park itself with nature exhibits, brochures and art. In 2008, Bowie Nature Park and the legacy of land provided by Dr. Evangeline Bowie were placed in a conservation easement where it is protected by the Land Trust For Tennessee.



Reviews

Siony Flowers

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
This is a hidden gem located in Fairview, Tennessee. There are beautiful lake views and water fowl located on several trails. The outdoor playground, picnic areas, Nature Center, and hiking trails are family friendly.

karen ledford

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Beautiful little park! Enjoyed our ~5 mile morning hike. Looks like it would be a great place for a family outing.

CG Reich

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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Great park, excellent trails, beautiful scenery, superb playground. Weather permitting they allow both bicycle and equestrian usage. Ample parking, super friendly staff. Clean as well.

Larry Crumbley

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
The trails or clean everything is new chapter today plenty of trash cans don't have to worry about trash or broken bottles is just playing relaxing beautiful the trails are wide enough you can drive a car down Force you can't but well-marked just have to see for yourself

John Davis

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Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017
Perimeter trail is pretty, but loads of mosquitoes. The park is well maintained and was a nice diversion

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