Tennessee State Parks

Paris Landing State Park

Activities

Swimming

The Paris Landing pool is open through August 3. Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is $4 per person, ages three years and older. Pool passes are available for $115 per family and $55 per individual. Swimming lessons are available June 3-June 13 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The cost is $55 per child, $90 for two children from the same household, $25 per child with a pool pass and $45 for two children from the same household with a pool pass. Water aerobics are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 17 through July 10 from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. The cost is $32 per person and $16 per person with a pool pass. Pre-registration is required for swimming lessons and water aerobics. The pool is available for rent for $100 for two hours and $45 for an additional hour. Contact the park office at 731-641-4465 to register for swimming lessons, water aerobics or pool rental. 

There is a public swimming area on Kentucky Lake. There are no lifeguards on duty. However, it is a protected swimming area with a picnic area and restrooms nearby. Note: On July 4, our public swim beach area closes in the early afternoon to allow for preparation for the fireworks display at 9 p.m.

Hiking

Red tail loop — 3.0 Miles — Natural — Moderate
White tail loop — 0.6 Miles — Natural — Easy
Heathy Hike trail — 1.0 Miles — Paved — ADA Accessible

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.

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.

Fishing

Paris Landing State Park has a 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.

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.

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