Tennessee State Parks

Pickett State Park

Activities

Swimming

The park’s swimming area, lined with sandstone bluffs, is one of the most picturesque beaches in the south. Swimming is free; however, there are no lifeguards on duty. It is swim at your own risk and an adult must accompany children. The beach is open Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily.

Fishing

Arch Lake (12 acre) is stocked throughout the summer with trout.  A trout stamp is required.

Hiking

Bluff Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Hazard Cave — 2.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Hidden Passage — 8.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Double Falls — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Tunnel Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Rock Creek Trail — 5.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Coffee Trail — 2.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Indian Rockhouse — 0.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Island Trail — 0.3 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Ladder Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Lake Trail — 2.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Lake View Trail — 0.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Natural Surface Bridge — 1.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Ridge Trail — 3.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate

Boating

During the summer, canoes and fishing boats can be rented from the boat house starting Memorial Day weekend. Personal canoes and kayaks are allowed on the lake.