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Cove Lake State Park

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Lovely park

I love visiting different state parks and this one was no disappointment. I didnt get to spend much... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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Fall Trip

This is a small park, but can fish and relax. There is also some hiking historic trails close by... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Barbara S
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“bath house”(4 reviews)
This scenic area sits in a valley of beautiful mountains in the Cumberland Plateau. The lake is surrounded by over 100 campsites, large picnic pavilions for rent, and hiking trails; including an 11 mile section of the Cumberland Trail. More...more
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110 Cove Lake Ln, Caryville, TN 37714-3800
+1 423-566-9701
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I love visiting different state parks and this one was no disappointment. I didnt get to spend much time and it was raining but the lake was beautiful and the little hiking I got to do was so enjoyable. Cant wait to visit again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kristinhowell20
Tennessee S, Owner at Cove Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your time on the trails. Thanks for the review and the lovely photos!

Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a small park, but can fish and relax. There is also some hiking historic trails close by. This is a very pretty park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We stayed at the nearby Hampton Inn (excellent hotel and beautiful location) for one overnight, but this is our third time here. The park is very nice, at least the parts we walked and drove through. You can walk a half mile or a two...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank edpete
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Generally the grounds are well kept. The lake was a real disappointment. I don't know if they were having a drought have read others on here remark about the same thing. It was a stagnant unattractive mess when we were there. (Nothing like the picture)They...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This campground has lots of trees and sites are not crowded. There are walking trails that are paved so bike riding is also possible. There isn’t a store on site but several within a couple of miles. Some sites are against the water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheila B
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Very clean and nice park with most sites having ample distance between them. Just a few miles off the interstate with easy access in and out. We saw 40' motor homes in the park without a problem. Bathrooms were clean (but dated) but were very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Tennessee S, Owner at Cove Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Hello Jd, thanks for the positive feedback about the campgrounds! We're always happy to hear good things from our customers.

Reviewed June 22, 2018

Very nice state park.. Clean,lots to do and see.. Quite,nice spaces and host are very gracious..You wont be disappointed..

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Pat D
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Nice place for a stopover to get a little walk to break up a long trip. Just a few miles off the Caryville exit on I-75. Pretty little lake with a short walking trail. Not a very busy exit but gas and food nearby.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cunninghamcaroline5
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We went here to visit with our kids and grandkids. It was a relaxing place with wonderful scenery for our pictures together!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank willoughby117
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We arrived late and were registered in minutes. The Officer kindly suggested a site closer to the facilities that were open for the season, which was very accomodating. After setting up, in the dark we walked the paved 3.5 mile loop. The moonlight was enough...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank zcachers
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Kathy S
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Pat D | Reviewed this property |
Yes.. I have 6 Pekingese and we use 3 xpens and had no problems.. Beautiful place to visit..
July 2, 2016|
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Response from Susan O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is called little Egypt. Just ask a local for directions. Beautiful waterfall
March 29, 2016|
Response from CoveLakeStatePark | Property representative |
You can if you are camping on a camp site. Fires aren't allowed anywhere else on park grounds though due to safety. Thank you