COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy


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).

From whitewater adventures to kayaking and canoeing, Tennessee State Parks are great places to gain a new perspective on things - from a boat!

A variety of canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, standup paddleboards (SUPs), and pedal boatsare available for rent at the parks below. The selection of watercraft varies from park to park. While most rentals include life jackets, feel free to bring your own.

Several parks have ramps and/or canoe and kayak put-ins, including Bledsoe Creek, Henry Horton, Hiwassee/Ocoee, Port Royal, Rock Island, Seven Islands.

Parks featuring Paddling