Founded in 1945, Paris Landing State Park was named after an old steamboat and freight landing on the Tennessee River. In the 1800s, the river landing was an important spot for the delivery of goods to serve the settlements of the region and shipping point for produce and other agricultural products. The site has long afforded good access along the Tennessee River.
Paris Landing State Park is an 841 acre park located on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which is dammed to form Kentucky Lake (160,000 acres). The park sits on the widest part of the lake making it the perfect location for all water sports such as fishing, boating, swimming and waterskiing. On land, there are plenty of activities including golfing, hiking, camping or just relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife. Be on the lookout for deer, turkey, fox and coyote that roam the park. Eagles are often seen in the winter months.
Fishing at its finest is found on beautiful Kentucky Lake and the park is equipped with one fishing pier. There are more than 100 species of fish scattered over broad expanses of fresh water and can be found in hundreds of secluded coves.
The park also offers a beautiful and challenging Par 72, 18-hole golf course. The park pro shop provides golfing supplies, lessons, rental clubs and carts.
Paris Landing State Park has a public swimming area and beach on Kentucky Lake with picnic area and restrooms nearby. The park also has an Olympic-size public swimming pool with a children’s pool. The public pool is open from Memorial Day until the first week of August. The pool complex features a white-sand beach volleyball court, two diving boards and a snack bar.
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