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Cove Lake State Park, Caryville

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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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  • We were here for a 5k race. This is very peaceful beautiful place. Trees and trails wind near the lake. The many picnic areas look inviting.  more »
  • Cove Lake State Campground is a pretty and quiet campground. We stayed overnight on site 63 and had family members staying in campsite 65. Site 65’s picnic table was actually behind our site (63...  more »
  • 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!
  • Great State Park. Lots of camp sites with water and electric. RV size didn't seem to be a problem. Quiet. We camped on the lake during the middle August. Easy access to I-75. We were pulling a 28ft trailer.

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