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Hours of Operation
Year round, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day (hours subject to change in Dec. & Jan.)

Map of the park

18 miles east of Paris, TN on US Highway 79 or 45 miles West of Clarksville, TN on US Highway 79.

Paris Landing State Park
16055 Hwy 79 N.  |  Buchanan, TN 38222-4109
Office: 731-641-4465  |  Toll Free: 1-800-250-8614

Boating Camping Fishing Golf Group Camping Hiking Picnic Facilities Restaurant Swimming

Paris Landing State Park is an 841 acre park located on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which is dammed to form Kentucky Lake (160,000 acres). The park sits on the widest part of the lake (3 miles wide) and is the perfect location for all water sports such as fishing, boating, swimming, and skiing. On land, there is plenty of activity with golfing, hiking, camping, or just relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife. Be on the lookout for deer, turkey, fox, and coyote that roam the park. Eagles can be seen in the winter months.

Conference Center and Meeting Rooms

Paris Landing provides the ideal location for your next tradeshow, conference, pageant, wedding reception, or banquet. The Conference Center offers over 10,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space in three conference rooms, which will accommodate up to 1000 people. In addition to the Conference Center, there are six meeting rooms housed at the Inn adding over 5000 more square feet of meeting/banquet space. Most meeting rooms have a view of Kentucky Lake. Please call group reservations to book your next meeting, conference, or reunion.


The spacious restaurant seats 250 people and overlooks picturesque Kentucky Lake. The restaurant is noted for its excellent buffet that features southern cuisine in a casual atmosphere. All conferences, meetings, and banquets are catered by the Restaurant, making it easy to plan your next function.


Paris Landing State Park offers a variety of accommodation options. The park has 45 camping sites with water and electric, 18 primitive campsites, a 130-guestroom inn complete with restaurant, 10 3BR/2BA cabins and a group camp that is available for reservation.

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Group Camp


There's a lot to do and see at Paris Landing State Park! Enjoy a picnic at one of the picnic areas overlooking Kentucky Lake, or reserve a picnic pavilion for your family reunion or company picnic. Hit the links at our Par 72, 18-hole golf course, or play softball, basketball or tennis at our various sports areas (equipment not provided).

Into hiking? The park's self-guided trail system is 3 miles long and consists of two trails. Over 100 miles of trail are also available nearby at Land Between The Lakes. Have a valid TN fishing license? We have fishing at its finest on the beautiful Kentucky Lake/TN River. Up for a swim? There is a public swimming area and beach on Kentucky Lake and an Olympic-sized swimming pool at the park inn.

Seasonal activities/programs are also offered. The annual "Summer in the Park" concert series is every Saturday night from May to July, and an Interpretive Raptor Program is offered on Friday night in the hotel lobby (April-Oct.) with an opportunity to view different birds of prey.

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Picnic Facilities
Playgrounds/Sports Fields

Historical Significance

Dating back to the 1800's, when the river landing was an important spot for the delivery of goods to serve the settlements of the region and an important shipping point for produce and other agricultural products, the site has long afforded good access along the Tennessee River. Created in 1945, Paris Landing State Park was named for a steamboat and freight landing on the Tennessee River.