Paris Landing State Park

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Paris Landing State Park is an 841 acre (3.4 km²) state park located on the western bank of Kentucky Lake in Buchanan, Henry County, Tennessee.[1]

The park is located inland from the original site of Paris Landing which served steamboat traffic on the Tennessee River. The site is now under the waters of Kentucky Lake, which was created by TVA when the Tennessee River was dammed in 1944.[2]

Lodging is available at the 130-room Inn, in 10 3-bedroom cabins, 45 campsites with water and electricity and 18 primitive campsites. The Inn contains a restaurant and a conference center and a full-service marina features boat slips, gas and a bait shop.[1]

The marina, along with the spacious Inn and conference center, have played host to dozens of professional crappie and bass tournaments.

Across the park is the Ned Ray McWherter bridge which crosses Kentucky Lake and leads to the southern entrance of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

The Paris Landing State Park Golf Course is a Par 72, 18-hole course[1] situated on the western shore of Kentucky Lake. The entire course is tree-lined, and therefore provides some privacy screening for players on the course. Several holes skirt the Kentucky Lake, producing a natural balance of rolling land, trees, and water. Through the years Paris Landing has hosted numerous collegiate and high school championships.

The course opened in 1971. In 1994 Hole #12 was redesigned lengthening the hole by approximately 75 to 100 yards and relocating the green to include the vistas of the lake, while greens on Hole #7 and Hole #13 were rebuilt in 1996-1997. Hole #12 is a 586-yard, par 5 with an elevated green again overlooking the Kentucky Lake. The signature hole #4 is a downhill 186-yard par 3 with the Kentucky Lake providing a scenic backdrop.

The park is most often visited in the summer season. Many families use the facilities for various events such as barbecues, picnics, fireworks, recreational activities, etc. On Independence Day, the park is full of visitors there to watch the show of fireworks. The clear setting of the lake provides a beautiful backdrop to the fireworks show. During the summer the pool is open for swimming, as well as the lake. Many boats and fishing equipment can be seen out on the waters in the summer season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tennessee State Parks: Paris Landing". Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kentucky Lake". Retrieved 27 May 2011.