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Paris Landing State Park, Buchanan

Categories: Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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 shipping point for produce and other agricultural products. The site has long afforded good access along the Tennessee River.

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, swimming and waterskiing. 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. There are more than 100 species of fish scattered over broad expanses of fresh water and can be found in hundreds of secluded coves.

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.

Paris Landing State Park has a public swimming area and beach on Kentucky Lake with picnic area and restrooms nearby. The park also has an Olympic-size public swimming pool with a children’s pool. The public pool is open from Memorial Day until the first week of August. The pool complex features a white-sand beach volleyball court, two diving boards and a snack bar.
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  • My family and I camped at the primitive camping area recently. That campground is laid out poorly and somewhat confusingly. We camp frequently, both car camping and backpacking. We have loved everywhe...  read more »
  • We stayed a week in the park's cabins and inn. While there we rented a boat slip at the marina. The guys who work there, especially Alan & Rob, were extremely helpful . . . and super friendly. They ha...  read more »
  • This is a lovely park, but there wasn't a lot to do unless you had a boat. We thought we may be able to rent something, but that wasn't an option. The Lodge is lovely and we enjoyed a meal there. TN h...  read more »
  • My wife and I camped here Memorial Day weekend 2016 and had a very relaxing stay. The camp hosts were delightful staying in touch and letting us know about activities in which we might be interested. There are two hosts - one at the front and one at the back of the campground. This is among the quietest camps we've been to, and I believe having two camp hosts help ensure that's the case. The campground is within walking distance to the marina for those so inclined, and the resort is just across the road - also within walking distance. The food at the resort is delicious, and we've eaten there many times. The staff at the check-in building is super nice, and rangers frequently patrol the area. We'll put Paris Landing back on our radar for a future visit.
  • A nice small camp ground located at the marina. Tent or RV camping with good prices. A resort is right across the road as well. You can also check out some birds of prey that are housed there such as Owls, Hawks and a Falcon.
  • I had the pleasure of staying here with a friend on a cross-country road trip. We reserved a small camping space and enjoyed a cool evening under the stars. The park is well managed and manicured and the bathroom facilities are quite nice. If you are interested in enjoying our country through the state parks system, I would definitely recommend Paris Landing.
  • A great park. The hotel is like a time capsule from another era. We had a great stay and plan on making this trip annually.
  • Beautiful views from the picnic area. Hiking trails were listed on the website but they are impossible to follow due to lazy blazing and nonexistent trail maintenance. Do NOT camp at the campground! You are within a stone's throw of two busy roads and in the primitive campground you can practically read by the 30+ lights shining in from the marina. It is noisy and it feels like you are camping in a football stadium. Also. don't bring birds to the raptor sanctuary here. The park ranger shot one I saw brought in within minutes of arrival, probably because he is a hunter!
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