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Fort Pillow State Historic Park



Fort Pillow rents canoes year-round for use on the park lake, Sullivan's Pond. Life jackets and a paddle are provided. Canoes have three bench seats, cup holders and a fishing pole holder. Canoes are rented by the hour for $10.00. Please pay at the park museum. Rental canoes are only allowed in Sullivan's Pond and may not be removed from the park grounds.

Guests are welcome to bring their own boat, canoe, kayak or paddleboard. The Sullivan's Lake boat ramp will accommodate any size boat. The boat ramp just received a 16 foot extension and the sides were widened. Sullivan's Pond is a no wake lake. All TN boating regulations apply.

Park staff lead guided interpretive canoe programs that will take canoes to other bodies of water. Please check the event schedule for programs.


Red Trail — 9.0 Miles — Natural Surface — moderate
Yellow Trail — 5.0 Miles — Natural Surface — moderate
Blue/Chickasaw Bluff Trail — 4.0 Miles — Natural Surface — moderate


Sullivan’s Pond (27 acre) is located within the park and is stocked with bass, bream and crappie. Fish length and creel limits are listed in the TWRA Fishing Guide under Sulllivan's Pond. Fishing is good from the bank. Trailered boats can be launched into Sullivan's Pond at the park’s public boat launch ramp.