Cove Lake State Park

Activities

Paddling

Located in a beautiful mountain valley, Cove Lake (210 acre) is a great park for a peaceful paddle.

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Swimming

The pool will open for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 26.

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Hiking

Volunteer Loop — 1.2 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Paved Trail — 3.5 Miles — Paved Surface — Easy/ADA accessible
Beavers Workshop Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy

Biking

The paved bike trail is great for beginners! The path meanders its way through the park and overlooks the lake.

Trail Length: 3.5 miles
Trail Rating: Beginner

Fishing

Cove Lake (210 acre) provides a beautiful mountain valley setting on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau and good habitat for bass, Bluegill, and crappie. 

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Birding

The lake serves as a magnet for migrating birds. In the winter there are hundreds of geese and other waterfowl. There are piers, bridges and a tower along the paved trail to aid in seeing the birds. The Volunteer Loop Trail, accessed from the CT Trailhead, traverses a mature hardwood forest where many migratory birds can be seen in the spring and fall and many nesting birds can also be found.