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Cove Lake State Park, Caryville

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#37 of 104 in Wildlife in Tennessee
Must see · Water Body · State Park
Cove Lake State Park is a state park in Campbell County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The park consists of 673 acres (2.72 km2) situated around Cove Lake, an impoundment of Cove Creek created by the completion of Caryville Dam in 1936. The park's location is adjacent to the town of Caryville and just west of Jacksboro.

Cove Lake is an extension of the much larger Norris Reservoir, which extends across the lower 15 miles (24 km) of Cove Creek downstream from Caryville Dam. Cove Lake State Park was one of several state and local parks developed in the 1930s as part of the Norris Dam Project. The park includes a large campground, several small walking trails, and a wildlife observation area. A leg of the Cumberland Trail passes near the park's northern boundary, connecting the park to nearby mountaintops.

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  • i don't even know where to start it was so pretty and awesome and we got to see the view me and my family loved it.  more »
  • A great park! Our site was a bit odd and not much shade,but we camp a lot and are not too picky.It's close to other parks and outdoor stuff that we like to do.The staff was friendly and did the best.....  more »
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  • No upgrades, needs sewer hook up and some 50 amp service, very few upgrades and nasty bathhouses. It would be great if your a tent camper, but I'm not. Need to look at how Indian Mountain State Park is managed and how they use their funds and grant money to better the park. The Rangers and staff need to take a training course from Indian Mountain's Ranger and staff. Would give a zero if I could for Cove Lake State Park. Some advice drive the extra 25 minutes and have a great time full hook up, fishing, hiking, playgrounds, volleyball and a well run Indian Mountain State Park with Rangers doing their job. Willing to do the hard parts of their job.
  • This park is so beautiful! We camped and enjoyed the atmosphere. Only 4 stars because I feel like some of the spots are WAY too close together for camping so choose wisely! However, the restaurant is yummy, easy out in for kayaking, and the trails are nice!
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