COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Cove Lake State Park

Activities

Paddling - no rentals

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 at Cove Lake State Park will remain closed for the 2020 summer season, 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 the potential for unnecessary risk in life-saving situations. We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to the next opportunity we have to reopen the pool for your enjoyment.

Our park remains open and is still a great place for you to enjoy water-based recreation this summer. Find other activities at the park here.

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Hiking

We have more than seven miles of trails ranging from easy to moderate, of which over 3 miles are paved for multi-use, including jogging and biking.

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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.

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