Tennessee State Parks strive to meet the recreational boating interests and well-being of residents and park visitors. Enjoy our full-service “clean certified” marinas, boat launches, boat rentals, and guided boat tours on lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams throughout the state. Find a Tennessee State Park near you for your next boating experience.
Boating and Paddling Events
To view a list of boating and paddling events at Tennessee State Parks, click the link below.
River Access Sites and Water Trails Map
For an interactive map of river access sites and water trails, click the link below.
National Safe Boating Week
Boating and paddling are exceptional ways to experience the beauty of Tennessee State Parks. With countless people traversing our waterways each year, safe boating and paddling are more important than ever. That's why each year we join people across the country in their effort to promote boating and paddling safety during National Safe Boating Week. From hands-on Kayak 101 Courses to virtual educational videos, we invite you to learn how you can be a safe and responsible boater.
Spirit of America Youth Boating Education Camp
Tennessee State Parks has partnered up with the Spirit of America, "America’s Premier Youth Boating Education Program”, which has been providing a highly unique form of boating education for the past 20 years. This program is now offered at Harrison Bay, Paris Landing, and Tims Ford. During the week-long program participants will first receive their TWRA boating certification, then spend the rest of the week being exposed to sail, power, paddle, personal watercraft, and large vessel disciplines, rules, and practice.