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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.
Whether cooling off in the rippling waters of a mountain stream, enjoying the shade of a poolside umbrella or strolling on a sandy beach by one of our many scenic lakes, beating the summer heat has never been easier.
Tennessee State Parks are closing public swimming pools at state parks for the 2020 summer season.
Our public swimming pools are a perfect retreat from the summer heat. Most are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and have lifeguards on duty during swimming hours. Amenities often include sunbathing space with lounge chairs, bathhouses and snack areas, diving boards and children’s wading pools. Most park public pools are closed on Monday and Tuesday, except for holiday weeks. There is an admission fee for day guests, which varies by location. Most cabin and camping guests pay a reduced price. Our pools are perfect locations for birthday parties and provide hours of entertainment without breaking the budget.
For more information on hours and days of operation, pool passes, pool party rates or other specific information call your park of interest. *Please note: Pools at Edgar Evins, Montgomery Bell, Natchez Trace and Pickwick Landing are for inn and/or cabin guest use only.
Tennessee State Parks Pool Passes
Each summer, Tennessee State Parks offers a statewide pool passes. Each pass includes 40 entries to any of the Tennessee State Park pool locations below. These passes are available for purchase online and at participating Tennessee State Park pool locations.
Swim beaches are popular destinations for family fun. Play in the sand, wade in the water or float in a tube. Most swim areas are open seasonally, free and offer bathhouses and scenic lake views; however no lifeguards are on duty.
Streams and Creeks
Cool creek water, perfect for wading and splashing can be found at many of our parks.