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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.

Swimming Pool at Cove Lake State Park

Swimming Pools

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 a $5 admission fee for day guests. Some parks offer economical season passes – and most cabin and camping guests pay half price. Our pools are perfect locations for birthday parties and provide hours of entertainment with our breaking the budget.

For more information on hours and days of operation, seasonal 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 cabin guest use only. 

Pools- West

Pools- Middle

Pools- East


Paris Landing

Cedars of Lebanon

Booker T. Washington

T. O. Fuller

Cumberland Mountain

Cove Lake


David Crockett

David Crockett Birthplace


Fall Creek Falls

Harrison Bay


Henry Horton

Norris Dam


Standing Stone

Panther Creek


Tims Ford

Roan Mountain



Warriors' Path

Swim Beach at Pickwick Landing

Swim Beaches

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.

Beaches- West

Beaches- Middle 

Beaches- East



Long Hunter

Big Ridge

Natchez Trace

Montgomery Bell


Nathan Bedford Forrest

Mousetail Landing


Paris Landing



Pickwick Landing

Rock Island


Streams and Creeks

Cool creek water, perfect for wading and splashing can be found at many of our parks.