COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Pool Pass

2020 COVID-19 Update

Tennessee State Parks are closing public swimming pools at state parks for the 2020 summer season. The decision was made to keep these facilities closed in the interest of public health and staff safety. COVID-19 presents unique challenges for managing pools. Pools are confined spaces not conducive to social distancing. The very nature of lifeguarding requires close contact with pool users and creates potential for unnecessary risk in life saving situations. We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to the next opportunity we have to reopen pool facilities for your enjoyment. Tennessee State Parks still offer a wide range of water-based recreation. Boating, fishing and paddling are always popular summer activities. Many Tennessee State Parks even have places to splash and wade at approved spots on the shorelines of lakes and rivers. To see a full list of impacted park pools, click here

Those who purchased an annual pool pass in 2019 and have a balance remaining on the pool pass will be able to use that balance in the 2021 pool season. 


Tennessee State Parks Pool Passes are the perfect way for your family to survive the summer heat. These convenient, plastic pool passes are easy to put in your wallet or pool bag. Each pass is good for 40 entrances to any Tennessee State Park public swimming pool.

Pool Passes are currently unavailable for purchase.


Tennessee State Parks Pool Passes may be purchased online and at all Tennessee State Parks that have public swimming pools.

Cards ordered online through Tennessee State Parks are sent to you via USPS for intended arrival within five business days. In most cases, orders will be processed and mailed the same or next business day. There is a $3 shipping fee per order to the same address, with up to 10 passes per online order. 

Pool passes may also be purchased in person at the Tennessee State Parks central office located at 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave. in the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, Nashville, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT. 


Tennessee State Park (TSP) Pool Passes may be used only for swimming pool entrances at participating Tennessee State Parks locations. Except as required by law, Pool Passes cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. Entrance fees are deducted from the Pool Pass balance. Protect this card as if it were cash. To redeem, visit any participating TSP location. 

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