Paris Landing State Park RV & Campground Guide


Paris Landing State Park is an example of the benefits earned when collective action intervenes to mitigate mother nature's harmful effects. In the early 1900s, the Tennessee River ran uninhibited season after season, destroying property and eroding farmlands, leading to injuries and deaths. To answer these issues, the government established the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which developed a series of dams to generate electric power while controlling water flow. Kentucky Dam was the last dam created along the river, resulting in Kentucky Lake's creation. The 841-acre Paris Landing State Park now sits at the lake's widest point. The park's picturesque location brings visitors to nearby towns like Buchanan, TN, from larger and more distant communities such as Clarksville and Jackson.

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Spring 38-78 F
Summer 65-89 F
Fall 38-82 F
Winter 28-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Paris Landing State Park

One of the best ways to camp is in an RV. Not only do you have a roof over your head, but you also have a cooking range, air-conditioning, heating, beds, and a television. It is like bringing your home with you. To take advantage of this type of camping, consider searching for a rental RV on RVshare in nearby Clarksville.

Paris Landing State Park Campground

Paris Landing State Park Campground offers 57 RV campsites, all of which are back-ins. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, and grate. Restrooms with flush toilets appear throughout the campground. A bathhouse provides a space where campers can enjoy a hot shower. A coin-operated laundry facility is available for use by park guests. Hiking trails, some of which can be walked by children with their parents, run along the Kentucky Lake shoreline. A swimming pool keeps the kids out of the lake where powerboats often run. Paris Landing State Park maintains a 300-slip marina and full-service boat dock that handles watercraft up to 200 feet in length. The park maintains a restaurant near the marina.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $16 to $27 per night

Kenlake State Resort Park

Kenlake State Resort Park lies 32 miles north of Paris Landing State Park across the border in Kentucky. The resort park campground includes 90 RV sites equipped with barbecue pits and picnic tables. Only one of the campsites has pull-through capability; it is 40 feet in width and 70 feet in length. The remaining 89 sites are back-ins, which are 30 feet in width and 30 feet in length. Restrooms with flush toilets and warm showers are augmented with a laundry facility. A marina, ramp, and watercraft rental are all available at the park for those wishing to get on Kentucky Lake. Those who want to stay on land can enjoy the playground, nature trails, archery range, and game room.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp

  • Sewer Hookup: No, but a dump station is onsite

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $19 to $30 per night

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park Campground

For an alternative quality state park campground, travel 36 miles south to Eva, TN, and stay at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. The park features 37 RV campsites, each with a fire ring and picnic table. Thirty of the sites are paved; the remaining seven are gravel and reasonably level. Every camp is a back-in that can handle rigs up to 45 feet in length. The sites are only 25 feet in width, leaving little room for slide outs. Restrooms with flush toilets and shower facilities make the stay comfortable for families. At this portion of Kentucky Lake, swimming is safe, and the fishing is fantastic.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50

  • Sewer Hookup: No, but a dump station is available

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $21 to $25 per night

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What to Do at
Paris Landing State Park

Inside Paris Landing State Park

The primary attraction that draws people to Paris Landing State Park is the incredible backdrop that this location on Kentucky Lake; it's perfect for photos, barbecues, picnics, and firework displays. The second most sought-after activity is fishing as Kentucky Lake provides some of the best angling in Tennessee for trout, largemouth bass, bream, crappie, and walleye. With the addition of the marina, watersports such as waterskiing and jet skiing are popular as well. Several hiking/biking trails are available as well. You can also play a round of golf at Paris Landing State Park, which has one of the most beautiful yet challenging golf courses in the country.

Outside Paris Landing State Park

It is the things to do outside the boundaries of Paris Landing State Park that complete a family vacation. Restaurants of every type and cuisine spring up in the small communities surrounding the park. Shopping malls and specialty shops are everywhere. The area is rich in history, with museums investigating the past and the future within easy driving distance. While the local region was once destitute, it is now flourishing mainly because of attractions like Paris Landing State Park.


Blues Landing

When you are looking for a mix of seafood and steak cuisine, stop by Blues Landing. These meals are served with a Creole/Cajun twist that makes them unique.

Type: Seafood, Steak

Location: 130 Tate Drive, Buchanan, TN 38222

Cypress Springs Resort Restaurant

If you are looking for some fine dining in the area of the park, drive ten miles north and across the Kentucky border to visit the Cypress Springs Resort Restaurant. Try their broasted chicken or pond-raised catfish fillets for a taste you will only find in their restaurant.

Type: Fine Dining

Location: 2740 Cypress Trail, New Concord, KY 42076


Try Trolinger’s for a wholesome barbeque taste. Their pork shoulder, pulled or whole, is immersed in sauce and processed for hours before serving.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 2305 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242


Burkes Outlet

When you come up against the need for new clothes, outfits, or linen, visit the Burkes Outlet in Paris, TN. These stores carry everything you need to replace damaged items.

Location: 1023 Mineral Wells Avenue, Paris, TN 38242

JT Fly Shop

When you are looking for some angling equipment, it is worth the 29-mile trip eastward to visit the JT Fly Shop. Here you find the best in tackle, lures, and bait.

Location: 3162 Highway 79, Indian Mound, TN 37079


Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory

Drive 38 miles north to see a fantastic light show at the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. Compelling images of stars and celestial formations splash across the 40-foot dome.

Location: 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211

Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitor Center

Drive 38 miles east to visit the Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitor Center. At the Center, you discover the importance of this early Civil War battle.

Location: 120 Fort Donelson Road, Dover, TN 37058

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How to Get to
Paris Landing State Park

To reach Paris Landing State Park from the nearest community of Buchanan, TN, get on United States Highway 79 North (US-79 N) and drive for 2.6 miles. Turn right to get onto Bridgeview Road and travel for 0.1 miles. At Scenic Cove, turn right again and go for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto Eagle Creek Spur/Golf Course Road. Go for 0.2 miles and turn left to enter the park.

The drive from Clarksville to Buchanan, TN, is straightforward. Get onto US-79 S and drive the 42.6 miles into Buchanan, then follow the instructions above to reach the park.

Visitors from the southwest section of Tennessee use the route through Jackson to get to Paris Landing State Park. From Jackson, TN, take United States Highway 70 East (US-70 E) for 37.6 miles until you enter Huntington. Turn left onto Paris Street. Paris Street becomes Tennessee Highway 22 (TN-22). Follow TN-22 for 36 miles, then use the right lane to merge with US-79 N. Stay on US-79 miles for 31.3 miles to enter Buchanan. Follow the instructions above to reach Paris Landing State Park.

Entering Paris Landing State Park

Paris Landing State Park is a day-use area that is open on Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Paris Landing State Park Entry fee : $0.0

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