Pickwick Landing State Park

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Closure Notice:  We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to bath house renovations, the Pickwick Landing Main Campground and the Bruton Branch campground will be closed during the timeframes below.

  • The Main Campground will close on Monday, October 23, 2017 and will reopen on Monday, January 1, 2018.
  • The Bruton Branch Campground will close on Monday, January 1, 2018 and will reopen Thursday, March 1, 2018.



All types of boating is allowed at Pickwick Landing. There are two public boat ramps in the park, each of which is available free of charge. During summer pool, boats of up to 60 feet can be launched.


The park also has a full service marina located on the south bank of the Tennessee River. The marina store sells boat supplies, hats, shirts, snacks and other items, but no bait. Bait can be purchased from local vendors. There are different types of boats available for rent at our park. All boat rentals are located at the marina. To learn more about the marina, click here.

Canoe Rental

Canoe – These are rented for $7.00 per hour or $25.00 per day plus tax. Canoe rentals include two paddles and two personal floatation devices. You may call 731-689-7063 to reserve.

Fishing Boat Rental

Small motorized fishing boat – These boats have a 9.9 hp. gas powered motor. They are rented a half day for $30.00 or a full day for $50.00 plus tax.  These boats include two paddles, two seat cushions, two personal floatation devices, and an anchor upon request. The fuel tank is full upon possession and is required to be full at upon the return. Please call 731-689-7063.

Pontoon Boat Rental

There are also various types of pontoons available for rent at our park. These type boats are rented from a private company called, Pickwick Boat Rentals, Inc. Information for these type boats can be found at the following website: http://pickwickboatrentalsinc.com/index.html or you may call 731-689-5359.    


Pickwick Landing is one of the best state parks in west Tennessee for winter birding. With a spotting scope, scan the reservoir for grebes, loons, gulls and ducks. Hundreds to thousands of ring-billed gulls and American coots are a common site. Common loons, pied-billed and horned grebes are also commonly seen.

The park is one of the best places in west Tennessee to find brown-headed nuthatches throughout the year. In spring and fall, songbird migration can be excellent along the woodland edges and along the 2.8-mile Island Loop hiking trail. Many nesting birds are present in the summer. Over 145 species of birds have been identified in the park. For more locations, View Flyer.

Disc Golf

The Pickwick Landing Disc Golf Course is located on beautiful Pickwick Landing State Park. The course begins next to the Inn and finishes with a beautiful view of Pickwick Lake. The course was designed to be beginner friendly while still providing an element of challenge for more experienced players. Some tees utilize existing hard surfaces and some are carpet. Each tee is marked with two red wood blocks. The park features an inn, restaurant, and campground players can utilize. Course maps are available at the front desk of the inn or at the park office.


Pickwick Landing has three public swimming beaches. Circle Beach and Sandy Beach are located in the park's day-use area and the third is located across the lake at Bruton Branch primitive area. Altogether, there are about two miles of public swimming beach at Pickwick. Swimming is not supervised at the beaches. Restrooms are available. The inn offers an indoor pool and an outdoor pool from Memorial Day to Labor Day exclusively for our cabin and inn guests. 


The park is located on the Tennessee River at mile marker 207.6. Below the dam is Pickwick Lake, a reservoir of the Tennessee River with fisheries similar to those listed for Kentucky Lake. It too is known for great sport fishing and numerous local and national fishing tournaments. The tailwaters provide excellent fishing for Sauger (winter/spring), White and Yellow Bass (spring), Striped Bass (spring through fall) and catfish year round. The river is located in three states, so check license requirements. Fishing is productive from the bank and by boat.


The Pickwick Landing State Park Golf Course is located close to the border of Mississippi and Alabama within the proximity of Pickwick Dam. The course was opened in May 1973 and is a favorite of the locals as well as destination golfers. Every hole is tree-lined. Out of bounds guards 11 holes and there are a total of 21 bunkers found throughout the course.

Pickwick Landing Golf Course is host to the St. Jude’s Charity Golf Tournament and hosts several district and regional high school events during the year.

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Island Loop Trail  — 2.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Inn Walking Trail  — 1.2 Miles — Paved Surface — Easy