Tennessee State Parks


Chickasaw State Park



The picturesque sand swimming beach on the shore of Lake Placid is very popular with visitors. It is open seasonally from 8 a.m. until sunset. Swimming is free of charge. There are no lifeguards on duty and swimming is at your own risk.


Bicycles are allowed on park roads, and cyclists may access miles of additional roads in the adjacent Chickasaw State Forest.

Trail Rating: Intermediate


Lake Placid (54 acre) provides good fishing for bass, bream and catfish. Personal boats are not allowed on Lake Placid with the exception of canoes and kayaks.  Fish length and creel limits are posted. 

Lake Lajoie (54 acre) provides fishing and boating opportunities.  Personal boats are not permitted; however, guests may rent jon boats, and pedal boats at the boat dock for use on the lake. The boat dock is open daily during the summer and boats may be rented from the park office on weekends in the spring and fall.  The same fishing information stated above applies.


Lakeshore Trail — 1.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Friends Trail — 1.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Forked Pine Trail — 0.7 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Fern Creek Trail — 0.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Tent Loop — 0.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Owen’s Spring Trail — 0.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Lake Lajoie Trail — 1.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Public Horse Trail — 0.4 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate

Horseback Riding

Chickasaw State Park offers five miles of trails on rental horses or bring your own horse and ride hundreds of miles of trails in the Chickasaw State Forest.  Enjoy rustic camping, hook-up to one of 52 RV sites or stay with your horse in the Wrangler Campground at one of 32 sites with electricity and water.  Stalls available at the stables.