Paris Landing State Park is an 841-acre area found on the shores of the Kentucky River. Its known locally for offering great watersport activities, golfing, hiking, and nature spotting opportunities. The park got its name from a steamboat and freight landing that existed in the area on the banks of the Tennesee River.
For over a century, this landing was a crucial component of the area's shipping and agricultural production. To this day, it provides excellent river access to the public. Paris Landing State Park officially became a park in 1945, just after the war effort ceased and public funds could once again be redirected to public works.
Guests looking for a chance to fish are welcome to enjoy Kentucky Lake, a dammed off portion of the Tennessee River that contains over 100 different species of fish. A concrete fishing pier is provided free for guests and is ADA accessible. Guests should come with a Tennessee State fishing license as well as all necessary equipment before attempting a trip here.
If you're looking to keep your canine by your side as you try to catch your lunch, make sure they're kept on a leash no longer than eight feet in length. Kentucky Lake also hosts public swimming on its public beach, complete with adjacent picnic tables and restrooms. The beach areas are generally unsupervised, so guests swim here at their own risks.
Paris Landing State Park also contains an Olympic-size swimming pool and children's splash pool that are available to use for a small additional fee. The pool complex also supplies guests with diving boards, a concession stand, and two sand volleyball courts. Sorry dog lovers, but these indoor areas are off-limits to all canines.
Paris Landing State Park Golf Course was built in 1971 and has been regularly updated since then to include all modern amenities. A pro shop and full rental store exist here, so you can hit the links even if you left your clubs at home. If you're coming to golf, make sure you leave your canine at home.