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Lee, Commissioners Lead Groundbreaking for The Lodge at Paris Landing

November 21, 2019  |  Permalink

BUCHANAN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers and Department of General Services Commissioner Christi W. Branscom led a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Nov. 15, for the new Lodge at Paris Landing at Paris Landing State Park.

The lodge, which will feature spectacular views of Kentucky Lake, will have 90 guestrooms, three meeting spaces, a restaurant and bar, and a pool. The lodge is expected to open in the spring of 2021. It is expected to draw visitors to the area for years to come.

“The Lodge at Paris Landing will be a magnificent attraction,” Lee said. “This will be a boost for tourism in this area, and the facility speaks to the outstanding strength of our outdoor industry and our commitment to economic development in our rural areas.”

“We are grateful to all who have worked diligently to make this day happen,” Salyers said. “We look forward to visitors being able to enjoy this great state park with what will be an exciting destination.”

“The new Lodge at Paris Landing has been a collective effort by a large group including our state agencies, the governor, members of the General Assembly, and local officials,” Branscom said.  “We look forward to continuing our work with the architects and contractors to complete the lodge as scheduled.”

The design of the lodge is a waterfront theme that blends with traditional, natural park design. The pool and patio areas are also planned to focus on views of the lake.

Paris Landing State Park is an 841-acre attraction on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which is dammed to form Kentucky Lake. The park sits on the widest part of the lake making it an outstanding location for water sports such as fishing, boating, swimming, and waterskiing. It is home to a par-72, 18-hole golf course.

The park also has 10 three-bedroom cabins and features a campground with 45 sites with water and electric service, as well as 18 primitive campsites.

Breaking ground for the Lodge at Paris Landing are, from left, Patrick Neuber, project manager, Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood; Mayor Brent Greer of Henry County; Mayor Carlton Gerrell of Paris; Zach Tinkle, park manager, Paris Landing State Park; David Salyers, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; Gov. Bill Lee; Christi Branscom, commissioner, Tennessee Department of General Services; and Jim Bryson, deputy commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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