COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Natchez Trace State Park


2020 COVID-19 Update

Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).

Pin Oak Lake (690 acres)
Pin Oak Lake is popular for all types of boats and water recreation and has two public boat launch ramps with courtesy docks. Both ramps can accommodate fishing boats, ski boats, pontoon boats, and wave runners. Finger docks are available for small boats at the cabins or guests may trailer their boats to their cabin or secure them in the parking lot adjacent to the inn. Canoe and kayak rentals are available at the inn (standard equipment rental rates apply). Day or annual lake use permits may be purchased at the inn as well. Water Skiing is allowed only on Pin Oak Lake.

Cub Creek Lake (52 acres)
The lake is open year-round. Pedal boats, canoes, and jon boats may be rented from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Pedal boat and canoe rentals are open Friday from 1-4:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday 10 am-4:30 pm, as well as on holidays. Personal electric trolling motors can be used on park jon boats.

Brown’s Lake (167 acres) and Maple’s Creek Lake (90 acres)
Brown’s Lake and Maples Creek Lake are managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Jon boats can be rented and a lake permit fee is required. Jon boat rentals are available at Maple’s Creek. Day or annual lake use permits are available on site via a dropbox.