Pickwick Landing State Park – This 1,533 acre park bills itself as a water sportsman’s paradise, and I can easily see why. And even though I’m no water sportsman, I still enjoyed all the views of the beautiful lake during the lovely fall weather we had during my visit in early November, 2014.
This is the boat launch and I just enjoyed the view of this little island from here.
There are lots of opportunities for great views and having a lakeside picnic.
The swimming beach was deserted since the weather, although sunny, was still way too chilly for wading, but I’ve heard this is a very popular place during the summertime. There’s a volleyball court across the road from here.
Fishing is still going on, though, and this lady seemed happy with her catch as I was taking a picture at the Marina.
There is a nature trail around the campground and also opportunities to walk alongside the lake. Since I’ve always been fascinated by old historic cemeteries, I visited the Pickwick White Sulphur Cemetery that has some burials here from the 1800s.
After all that walking around, I treated myself to Sunday brunch at The Captain’s Galley Restaurant located in the Inn and left quite full and satisfied. The food was fresh, hot, homemade and very tasty – and the views were great, too.
Location/Contact: 116 State Park Road – Counce, TN 38365
Cabins – 10 standard cabins with two bedrooms/one bathroom.
Golf Course – A 9 trail course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Joe Lee