Paris Landing State Park

Paris Landing State Park is an 841-acre park located on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which is dammed to form Kentucky Lake (160,000 acres). The park sits on the widest part of the lake making it the perfect location for all water sports such as fishing, boating, and waterskiing. The park also offers a beautiful and challenging par 72, 18-hole golf course. The park pro shop provides golfing supplies, lessons, rental clubs, and carts. See read more for summer hours of operation for the park office.


Founded in 1945, Paris Landing State Park was named after an old steamboat and freight landing on the Tennessee River. In the 1800s, the river landing was an important spot for the delivery of goods to serve the settlements of the region and a shipping point for produce and other agricultural products. The site has long afforded good access along the Tennessee River.

On land, there are plenty of activities including golfing, hiking, camping, or just relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife. Be on the lookout for deer, turkey, fox, and coyote that roam the park. Eagles are often seen in the winter months.

Fishing at its finest is found on beautiful Kentucky Lake and the park is equipped with one fishing pier. More than 100 species of fish are scattered over broad expanses of fresh water and can be found in hundreds of secluded coves.

The Lodge at Paris Landing sits on the shores of Kentucky Lake offering 91 state-of-the-art guest rooms. Offering multiple room types, including a variety of suites, guests can enjoy the outdoors and all the comforts of home. The lodge is also home to a restaurant and full-service lounge. The restaurant offers fresh meals and craft cocktails with indoor and outdoor seating. Lodge guests have access to an outdoor pool, fire pits, and living spaces. Each lodge room offers a private balcony with views of Kentucky Lake. 

Paris Landing State Park has a public swimming area and beach on Kentucky Lake with picnic areas and restrooms nearby.


Every day: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Park Trail Maps

Are you looking for a trail map? Click the link below to see a list of the maps available at this park. The page includes all the trail maps we have available, organized by park. We have free and paid options that provide you with the details you need to have your next great adventure in Tennessee. 


Geo-referenced Trail Maps

Did you know that certain PDF maps can show your exact position on a trail? We are creating geo-referenced maps for our parks.  When the map is opened with an app on your smartphone, a dot/reference point displays on the device screen at your exact location. These maps use your GPS, not your cell signal, so they work even when you do not have service. Here is what you need to access our maps: