Tennessee State Parks

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Swimming

Whether cooling off in the rippling waters of a mountain stream, enjoying the shade of a poolside umbrella or strolling on a sandy beach by one of our many scenic lakes, beating the summer heat has never been easier.

Swimming Pools

Our public swimming pools are a perfect retreat from the summer heat. Most are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and have lifeguards on duty during swimming hours. Amenities often include sunbathing space with lounge chairs, bathhouses and snack areas, diving boards and children’s wading pools. Most park public pools are closed on Monday and Tuesday, except for holiday weeks. There is a small admission fee for day guests. Some parks offer economical season passes – and most cabin and camping guests pay half price. Our pools are perfect locations for birthday parties and provide hours of entertainment with our breaking the budget.

For more information on hours and days of operation, seasonal passes, pool party rates or other specific information call your park of interest. * Please note: Pools at Edgar Evins, Montgomery Bell, Natchez Trace and Pickwick Landing are for inn and cabin guest use only. 

WEST: Meeman-Shelby Forest, Paris Landing, T.O. Fuller
MIDDLE: Cedars of Lebanon, Cumberland Mountain, David Crockett, Fall Creek Falls, Henry Horton, Standing Stone, Tims Ford
EAST: Cove Lake, Davy Crockett Birthplace, Harrison Bay, Norris Dam, Panther Creek, Roan Mountain, Warriors’ Path

Swim Beaches

Sandy swim beaches are popular destinations for family fun. Play in the sand, wade in the water or float in a tube. Most swim areas are open seasonally, free and offer bathhouses and scenic lake views; however no lifeguards are on duty.

WEST: Chickasaw, Natchez Trace, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Paris Landing, Pickwick Landing
MIDDLE: Long Hunter, Montgomery Bell, Mousetail Landing, Pickett, Rock Island
EAST: Big Ridge

Streams and Creeks

Cool creek water, perfect for wading and splashing can be found at many of our parks.

Parks featuring Swimming