Cove Lake State Park, Caryville

4.3
#55 of 104 in Nature in Tennessee
Past and Present Projects:

Organize annual Cove Lake 5K

Clean up days to clear litter around lake edge and park grounds

Provide and install kiosks for park announcements

Develop a system to mark trail distance and promote trail use

Provide activities and staff support for Christmas in the Park

Provide benches and grills for public use within the park

Encourage community interest and involvement

Assist in park events to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Tennessee State

Parks

Park equipment provided for office and ranger staff including: laptop, audio-visual projector, fax machine, printer, and portable PA system

Provided playground equipment, pea gravel, sand for volleyball court, flowers, and mulch

Public fishing pier in conjunction with TWRA
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  • My husband and I stopped here briefly for a hike and wished we had more time to explore. We stopped in October and it was a beautiful time.  more »
  • We visited this park for about an hour before we checked into our hotel. They have nice picnic areas and paved walking trails. Very nice area.  more »
  • Our pavillon was very clean and ready for our group. Area surroundind was very well kept and available for some games.Fire pit was large so all food could be prepared at one time. parking was adequate...  more »
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  • This state park is a great location for a quick stop. While driving through, we stopped for our kids to have some time to stretch their legs. They have basic playground equipment our little ones enjoyed (1 and 4 years old). Picnic tables and shelters make picnicking convenient. We also spent a night at the camp ground. Plots are basic, but suitable for tent camping if you choose carefully. Lots of RV camping as well if this is your preference. This is a place we plan to visit again if opportunity permits. Some things to consider... 1. The playground is near the lake. No problem with older, more responsible kids, but can be a challenge with little ones. 2. Canadian Geese take over the place during part of the year leaving their droppings everywhere. This can be a bit annoying especially if you are using the day use area. I did not see this an issue in the campground. 3. All who enter the pool area must pay for swimming regardless of whether they swim or not. 4. If you pay for camping, your cost for swimming is discounted.
  • This is an amazing state park right off the exit from the interstate. The park is huge and has a ton of walking trails around the lake. The lake has a lot of wildlife to watch. It is very quiet and a great place to spend a day there. There are also recreational areas for sports like Tennis. Very fun to visit.
  • Easy exit from I 75. Three bar internet. Good bathrooms. Open year round. Easy traveler stop. Camped January 14 -- ten degrees in the morning.
  • Love this place!! A great place to camp and the most wonderful place to hold FAMILY REUNIONS! They have it all!!
  • Like Norris State Park a few miles to the South, it's okay but a bit small. There are some short, easy trails and a very cool bird watching station on the edge of the lake. When water levels are down, look toward the northwest corner of the lake and watch for the massive turtles, trundling along the mud like restless rocks.

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