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Pickwick Landing State Park

116 State Park Rd
Pickwick Dam, TN 38365

731-689-3129

Pickwick Landing State Park is located just south of Pickwick Dam, 14 miles south of Savannah, in Hardin County. Noted for its excellent water recreation the lake and river offers fishing, boating, swimming and a marina. Accommodations on the park include an inn and restaurant, cabins and camping. In addition to water sports, guests enjoy golfing, birding, picnicking, disc golf, nature walks and tennis. The park contains 1,416 acres of forested hills and hollows.

The park inn has 119 rooms each with a picturesque view of the lake. An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are exclusively for cabin and inn guests. The inn has a restaurant, gift shop, laundry facilities, meeting rooms, and exercise rooms.

Located near the inn, the park's cabins have central heat and air, cable TV, full kitchens, a patio and fireplace. The park also offers 48 beautiful wooded campsites, each equipped with a table, a grill and electrical and water hook-up. Two of the sites are handicap accessible. A primitive campground and picnic area is located on the north side of Pickwick Lake and has 33 sites with some located on the lake.

Pickwick Lake is famous for smallmouth bass and Tennessee River Catfish. Fish that are known to bite year round are crappie, bluegill, white bass, stripes and sauger. Some of the biggest fishing tournaments are located here. The park has a challenging golf course surrounded by trees, and water is found on eight holes. The course opened in May 1973 and is a favorite of the locals as well as destination golfers. Pickwick Landing also offers three public swimming beaches. Circle Beach and Sandy Beach are located in the park’s day-use area and the third is located across the lake at Bruton Branch primitive area. Altogether, there are about two miles of public swimming beach at Pickwick.

Pickwick Landing has long been a riverboat stop, dating from the 1840s. During the  depression in the 1930s, the site was chosen as a location for one of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s dams on the Tennessee River. What comprises the park today was once the living area for the TVA construction crews and their families. The TVA Village, better known as Pickwick Village was located where the post office, park office and day use area are now located. The state of Tennessee purchased all 681 acres of Pickwick from TVA in 1969 designating the area as a state park in 1970. Since that time additional land has been added to enlarge the park.

Activities

PADDLING
A variety of paddlecraft are available to rent at the marina.

BOATING
All types of boats are allowed at Pickwick Landing. There are two public boat ramps in the park, each of which is available free of charge. The park also has a full service marina located on the south bank of the Tennessee River. Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, pontoon and fishing boats are available for rent at our park.

BIRDING
Pickwick Landing is one of the best state parks in west Tennessee for winter birding. With a spotting scope, scan the reservoir for grebes, loons, gulls and ducks. Hundreds to thousands of ring-billed gulls and American coots are a common site. Common loons, pied-billed and horned grebes are also commonly seen.

DISC GOLF
The Pickwick Landing Disc Golf Course begins next to the Inn and finishes with a beautiful view of Pickwick Lake.

SWIMMING
Pickwick Landing has three public swimming beaches.

GOLFING
The Pickwick Landing State Park Golf Course is a favorite of the locals as well as destination golfers. The course is located close to the border of Mississippi and Alabama within the proximity of Pickwick Dam.

HIKING
Pickwick Landing has two easy hiking trails that are enjoyable for all ages.

FISHING
The park is located on the Tennessee River at mile marker 207.6. Below the dam is Pickwick Lake, a reservoir of the Tennessee River with fisheries similar to those listed for Kentucky Lake.

Campground

The beautiful wooded campground has 48 sites, each equipped with a table, a grill and electrical and water hook-up. Bathhouse and dump station are centrally located. Open year-round. Fourteen sites have 20/30/50 amp electric, two ADA compliant sites have 20/30 amp electric, 30 sites have 20/30 amp electric and two sites have 20/50 amp electric.

BRUTON BRANCH RECREATION AREA

This primitive campground and picnic area is located on the north side of Pickwick Lake just off Highway 128. The campground has 33 sites, most of which are located on the lake. There are no electrical or water sources at individual campsites, however there is a bath house with showers. Non-treated well water is available as a water source at the bath house. A playground and boat ramp are available. This campground is open year-round.

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