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. For more park and nearby birding locations, VIEW FLYER.