One of Tennessee’s premier resort parks, the 1,400-acre Pickwick Landing State Park offers excellent outdoor opportunities that includes a 3-mile hike through the beautiful hardwood forest along the river. Pickwick Landing, once a riverboat stop in the 1840s, continues to honor its heritage with a marina, a modern 119-room inn and conference center, gift shop, a Southern cuisine restaurant, cabins, an 18-hole golf course, a public swimming beach, hiking trails and picnic areas.
Located near the inn, the park's cabins have central heat and air, cable TV, full kitchens, a patio and fireplace. The park also offers 48 beautiful wooded campsites, each equipped with a table, a grill and electrical and water hook-up. Two of the sites are handicap accessible. A primitive campground and picnic area is located on the north side of Pickwick Lake and has 33 sites with some located on the lake.
Pickwick Landing, named for the title character in the Charles Dickens novel, The Pickwick Papers, was a riverboat landing on the Tennessee. In the 1930s, the park land was the construction city for the construction of the adjacent TVA dam.