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Tennessee State Parks pool closures

May 11, 2020  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks are closing public swimming pools at state parks for the 2020 summer season. This impacts public pools at the following parks:

  • Cove Lake
  • Cumberland Mountain
  • David Crockett
  • David Crockett Birthplace
  • Fall Creek Falls
  • Henry Horton
  • Norris Dam
  • Panther Creek
  • Paris Landing
  • Roan Mountain
  • Standing Stone
  • T.O. Fuller
  • Warriors’ Path

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.

In addition to closures related to COVID-19, the following pools were scheduled for closure during the 2020 season due to maintenance projects:

  • Cedars of Lebanon
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Tims Ford
  • Harrison Bay

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.

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