Tennessee State Parks

Standing Stone State Park

Activities

Birding

Kelly Lake supports many Red-eared Sliders and Painted Turtles, Great Blue Herons, and migrating waterfowl. Barred Owls area regularly heard around the cabin area. The gravel road below the dam goes past fields managed as meadows, attracting American Goldfinch and Common Yellowthroat.

Boating

Aluminum fishing boats and pedal boats may be rented at the park office year-round. Patrons may bring their own electric trolling motor and battery for the fishing boats. Boating on Standing Stone Lake is permitted during daylight hours only. The only private boats allowed on Standing Stone Lake are canoes and kayaks. Visitors must follow all TN Boating Regulations.

Fishing

Kelly Lake (69 acre) provides excellent fishing for bass, bluegill, catfish and trout. Black Bass must be a minimum of 15 inches. Trout are stocked during the winter. There is a three pole limit per angler from boat and six pole limit per angler from the bank.

Dale Hollow Lake is ten minutes from the park and provides fishing and other water recreation activities.

Hiking

Standing Stone State Park has more than eight miles of day-use hiking trails, providing access to some of the park’s loveliest areas. Trails range from easy to strenuous and pass into virgin woods through vivid wildflowers and over-flowing streams and around beautiful Standing Stone Lake.

Swimming

Standing Stone opens Memorial Day and closes no later than Labor Day. The pool is open seven days a week, except during late August and early September. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each day and from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Olympic-sized pool has one low dive and a wading pool for children. The pool admission price is $4. Cabin and camping guests pay half price admission to the pool. Access is available to guests with disabilities. Separate bathrooms for men and women are located adjacent to the pool area with available showers and changing rooms. A snack bar provides food and drinks. The pool is located within walking distance of cabins and camping via a paved foot trail. For more information, contact 1-800-713-5157.