COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Boating

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2020 COVID-19 Update

Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. Boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).


Tennessee State Parks strive to meet the recreational boating interests and well-being of residents and park visitors. Enjoy our full-service “clean certified” marinas, boat launches, boat rentals and guided boat tours on lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams throughout the state. Find a Tennessee State Park near you for your next boating experience.

River Access Sites and Water Trails Map

For an interactive map of river access sites and water trails go to: http://tnvalleywatertrails.org

Spirit of America Youth Boating Education Camp

Tennessee State Parks has partnered up with the Spirit of America, “America’s Premier Youth Boating Education Program”, which has been providing a highly unique form of boating education for the past 20 years. This program is now offered at Harrison Bay, Paris Landing, and Tims Ford. During the week long program participants will first receive their TWRA boating certification, then spend the rest of the week being exposed to sail, power, paddle, personal watercraft, and large vessel disciplines, rules and practice.

To learn more about this program visit: http://spiritofamerica95.org/

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