Tennessee State Parks

Paris Landing State Park

Activities

Birding

From behind and east of the inn, along the paved picnic loop, views of the lake are fantastic for migrating and wintering water birds. In late afternoon sunlight coots, geese, loons, grebes, cormorants and many bay ducks can be seen. In the shallows and swampy areas adjacent to the south and north sides of State Highway 79, marsh ducks congregate. More lake views are possible from any shoreline opening and from behind cabin 4 and 5, and wintering Bald Eagles are a common sight.

The thin open woods around the picnic loop itself is a good area to see Red-headed Woodpeckers, Dark-eyed Juncos, many warblers and other resident songbirds.

Golf

The Paris Landing State Park Golf Course is situated on the western shore of Kentucky Lake, located in the “Land Between the Lakes” area. The entire course is tree-lined, creating a feeling that you are the only one on the course, very rarely seeing another foursome. Several holes skirt the Kentucky Lake, producing a natural balance of rolling land, trees, and water. Through the years Paris Landing has hosted numerous collegiate and high school championships.

Fishing

Paris Landing State Park full-service marina with covered and uncovered slips, four lane ramp and overnight parking lot with charging outlets. Local guides and tournaments are plentiful. Fishing is productive from the bank and fishing piers, but the best way to experience this large reservoir is by boat. The creek mouths and embayments are popular for spring crappie fishing from late March through May. Bluegill and Redear Sunfish are also commonly harvested from the lake. Bass fishing is best in the spring and fall. Catfish are commonly caught in summer and fall.

Boating

The park features a full-service marina with annual and transient slips, and four lane public boat launch ramp.  The ramp will accommodate wave runners and boats up to 72 feet.  A courtesy dock is available at the inn for restaurant guests.  Shuttle service is available from the marina to the inn and cabins for overnight guests. Personal small boats may be carried through the park and launched from the shoreline for use in small coves.  Kentucky Lake also provides excellent opportunities for sailing. 

Boats are available for rent at nearby marinas.  Information about local guides can be obtained at the park office, inn and marina.