Aug 13, 2018

The 19th Alabama Civilians


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The 19th Alabama Civilians are coming back to Paris Landing for their 3rd year to participate in The Battle of Paris Landing Chili Cook Off and Civil War Living History.


They are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving a vital piece of our nation's history through civil war era living history events and battle reenactments.   Their civilian setup includes a fully operational kitchen, bath house, spinning demonstrations, mortuary, chuck wagon, Granny medical impression, town sheriff, tools and blacksmith display, open fire cooking, gunsmith, camp spy, children's toy display, display and many more exceptional representations of life in America in the 1860's. 

They will be here October 19-20
Friday October 19th will be Kids Day.  Saturday, October 20th is open to the public.
More information available on their Facebook page.

Kids groups interested in attending Friday should contact Tamara Edwards, 731-363-4214 to sign up.


Monthlty Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League (PLTL) will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.

We hope you'll join us.

Aug 12, 2018

Photo Contest Winners Week Ending 8/11/2018

We've been getting a lot of great photos lately - making it very hard for us to pick one weekly winner.  So, this week we have two winners.




Johnny Emmons - Golden evening!  Wildflower Point.
































By Stacy White

Congratulations to both winners!

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules


Fun At The Park


There are all sorts of activities going on at Paris Landing State Park this month.
Owl Prowl and Hike
Sunset Kayak Tour
Hiking
Audubon Wildlife Tour
Night Hike and Smores

or visit our

Aug 6, 2018

Alabama Anglers Win Bassmaster High School Tourney


    PARIS, Tenn. — Keying on the coolest water they could find made winners of Grayson Morris and Tucker Smith of Alabama during the Bassmaster High School Series National Championship at Paris Landing State Park. The final weigh-in was held in downtown Paris on Saturday afternoon. Daily weigh-ins during the tournament were held at Paris Landing.

    The high school competitors were awarded $22,000 in scholarship funds from B.A.S.S. and its sponsors. Bethel University presented $96,000 in scholarship money to the top two teams if they choose to attend the school in McKenzie, Tenn. Morris and Smith each earned $2,000 in scholarship money from B.A.S.S. and sponsors and $28,000 scholarships for four years from Bethel University.
    The tournament included 670 anglers on 337 high school teams from across the nation and three countries.
The winners—who attend Briarwood Christian School–caught an 18-pound, 9-ounce limit of five bass in today’s final round to clinch the championship with a three-day total of 50 pounds, 2 ounces.
The Alabama anglers were fishing shallow all three days in the back of a major creek and keyed on a spot they thought was a spring or cold-water run-in because it featured bubbling water and water temperatures about 10 degrees less than the surrounding water. “The water dropped about a foot last night, which was really shocking to us,” said the 17-year-old Morris.
They began each morning by catching a few keeper bass in lily pads with a watermelon Stanley Ribbit toad, but when the sun got higher, they targeted shady banks with brush. Morris flipped a green pumpkin 1/2-ounce jig tipped with a black-and-blue Strike King Rage Menace spilt-tail grub inside the bushes while Smith, a 16-year-old junior, worked the outside of the bushes with a white Z-Man ChatterBait.
“Each day we had different bites; some were where it was shady up under a tree, and some were on the outside of the shade,” Morris said.
“We knew there was brush under some of the trees we were fishing, so we skipped our baits up under the trees. If we felt brush, we would drag it through the brush all the way out,” Morris said. “If not we would hop it a few times and pull it out.”
They missed some bass early today on the buzz frog and before moving to their cold-water spot, which Smith said was about the size of a tire. “Those fish were just stacked in there,” Smith said. “Every 20 minutes, we would come back through and there would be another 3-plus-pounder on it.”
On their first stop at the spring, the Alabama anglers caught a 3 1/2- and 4 1/2-pounder. They returned later to complete their limit and clinch the championship.
“This win means everything because fishing is all I do,” Smith said. “We don’t do any sports any more. We are all just fishermen.”
“We worked hard to get here,” Morris added. “The win is a big confidence booster, but it is also a humbling experience because we got to see all these other great anglers here representing their schools and states.”
Photo by Garry Mason.

Aug 5, 2018

Photo Contest Winners Week Ending 8/4/2018

Two winners in the photo contest for the week ending 8/4/1018 ....
A Dog name Blue visited Fat Daddys by Karen Hagedorn, and...


A future farmer of America visited the picnic area at Paris Landing State Park by David Kellett Hochreiter.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Aug 4, 2018

Monthly Photo Contest Winner for July 2018




Congrats to Violet Isbell Roberts, contest winner for July, 2018, for this photo. Violet said, "Storms over The Breakers Marina 7/14/2018. Randall French singing, "Have You Ever Seen The Rain."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Aug 1, 2018

Vote For July 2018 Photo Contest Winner

Last chance to vote for a winner for the July 2018 photo contest.
Winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo posted in the Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/parislandingtourismleague/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155395016181433

Votes thru August 3 , 2018 will count. Monthly winners will have their photo posted on our Facebook site and our website and will be entered for a $200 prize in our annual contest which ends May 31, 2018. Our Website: http://visitparislanding.com/ or http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/ Photo contest rules at: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Jul 30, 2018

Welcome BASS High School National Championship

August 1-4
BASS High School National Championship
Paris Landing, 300+ Boats
More info at:  https://www.bassmaster.com/high-school-bass-fishing

Lots of young folks at Paris Landing this weekend.  Please give them a special welcome. THIS is the future of fishing!

Marshall Robinson and Mason Fulmer of the Byrnes Rebels Fishing Team, Duncan, SC kicking off their first day of practice.

Catch all the details on their blog at https://www.bassmaster.com/blog/tournaments/mossy-oak-fishing-bassmaster-high-school-series-national-championship-presented-dick-s-sporting

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 7/28/18



Congratulations to Violet Isbell Roberts, photo contest winner for the week ending 7/28/18 for this photo, "Capturing the moonlight at Eagle Nest Dockside Bar and Grill, while listening to the smooth sounds of John McDaniel.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Jul 23, 2018

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 7/21/2018


Congrats to Violet Isbell Roberts, contest winner for the week ending 7/21/18, for this photo.  Violet said, "Storms over The Breakers Marina 7/14/2018. Randall French singing Have you ever seen the rain."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Jul 17, 2018

Water Fun Run


It's time for the 2018 Water Fun Run, SATURDAY JULY 21st! Packets are available now at the Chamber! Call 731-642-3431 for more information.

Jul 15, 2018

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 07/14/2018

We had too many good entries in our photo contest this week.  Too hard to pick just one winner .... so, they are ALL WINNERS!  All four of these will be entered in the monthly contest.

Charli Bevill

Debbie Morris Jones

Theodore Kenworthy (photo by Travis Brown)

Whitney Mobbs Crocker




Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Jul 13, 2018

Paris Landing State Park Restaurant New Hours

August 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM will be our last business day for the Restaurant & Inn.
New Restaurant Hours Effective Sunday, July 22--Sunday, August 5 at 3:00 PM. See flyer for hours.

Jul 12, 2018

Preview New Inn At Paris Landing State Park

TDEC Releases New Renderings for Paris Landing Inn
Buchanan, Tenn.- The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today released renderings for the new inn, restaurant and conference center at Paris Landing State Park.
“This design maintains the signature feel of Paris Landing and its home on the shores of Kentucky Lake,” said TDEC Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill. “This investment into our park is part of a broader revitalization of Tennessee’s state park system and will provide an overall superior visitor experience for tourists and locals alike.”
The early design phase was approved by the State Building Commission on July 12. Highlights include gathering space in the over sized lobby for guests, visitors and local residents; larger meeting and conference space; and a diversified room mix including suites and family rooms to meet customer demands.
“The new facility will create a space that the people of Henry and Stewart Counties, and to a greater extent Tennessee, will be proud of for years to come,” said Goodwyn Mills Cawood’s Architect Patrick Neuber. “Our goal for this project is to create something that speaks to the unique nature of Paris Landing State Park and showcases the special views of Kentucky Lake. Creating a sense of place will help this facility meet the needs of locals and draw tourists to continue to allow the park to have a positive influence on the local economy.”
The building design accentuates the picturesque waterfront views of Kentucky Lake while supporting the park’s marina activities. Its proximity and central location to other park features will allow guests to maximize their stay and take advantage of all the amenities the park has to offer.
"After viewing the rendering drawings, I was convinced that the citizens of the 75th district will be pleased with the new inn,” said Rep. Tim Wirgau, R-Buchanan. “One of my top priorities is having the inn finished on time. I believe that the stakeholders involved realize the importance of this, including Doster Construction. They’ll give local contractors every opportunity to have a fair shot at working on this project, ensuring it’s done right and giving the inn a local look and feel."
“I am very excited to be a part of the Paris Landing inn project,” said Dustin Crouch with Doster. “I grew up just down the highway from the inn and spent many summer days out on the lake and around the park. It means so much to me to be able to come back home and build something at the lake for everyone to enjoy for years to come. Paris Landing State Park and the surrounding areas are important to me, my family and the community, and I will be reaching out to local contractors to get as many local companies involved in the project as possible.”
The $26 million facility is expected to generate approximately 35% more annually than the previous structure in sales and occupancy taxes, serving as a catalyst for regional economic growth and prosperity.
The current inn will close in August 2018 with the new facility expected to open in the summer of 2020. Doster will host an outreach event for subcontractors interested in the project at the park on July 24 from 4:30-6 p.m.



Jul 11, 2018

Paris Landing Sprint Triathlon This Weekend

Paris Landing Sprint Triathlon Set for Saturday
Buchanan, Tenn.- Over 125 participants are already registered for the Paris Landing Sprint Triathlon, scheduled for this coming Saturday July 14th at Paris Landing State Park, which includes a 500 meter swim in Kentucky Lake, a 14 mile bike race over and around the Paris Landing Bridge, and 3 mile run in Paris Landing State Park. Registration continues up until the event begins Saturday morning. Race day registration is $100.
Online registration is available at www.paristntri.racesonline.com and ends at 11:59 Friday night July 12th. If you register online before race day, the cost is only $75.
Participants finishing in the top 50 will receive medals and finisher medals go to all those who finish. The races starts at 7am Saturday morning and the awards ceremony is at 10am. All participants must have a photo ID with them and USAT card, or purchase USAT insurance.


Jul 9, 2018

Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League (PLTL) will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.

We hope you'll join us.

Jul 6, 2018

And The Winner Is ....




Congratulations to Yong Medlock Huffstetler, winner of the June 2018 photo contest for this photo taken on Memorial Day.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Jul 1, 2018

Last Chance To Vote For June 2018 Photo Contest Winner

Last chance to vote for a winner for the June 2018 photo contest.
Winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo posted in the Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/parislandingtourismleague/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10155332314911433
Votes thru July 5 , 2018 will count.
Monthly winners will have their photo posted on our Facebook site and our website and will be entered for a $200 prize in our annual contest which ends May 31, 2018. Our Website: http://visitparislanding.com/ or http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/ Photo contest rules at: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

Photo Contest Winner Week ending 6/30/2018


Congratulations to Leelen Smothers, photo contest winner for the week ending 6/30/18, for this photo of the Springville pump house just after the rain.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules at: http://visitparislanding.com
This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!

Jun 28, 2018

4th of July Fireworks

For the 4th of July, we will have a DJ from C&C Entertainment, food vendors, and a fireworks show starting at dark (around 9 pm). This takes place on the 4th by the amphitheater. The music starts at 2 pm. We have lots of activities scheduled for the the whole week- check out our events calendar at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/paris-landing
Have a safe and happy holiday!

Jun 26, 2018

Summer In The Park

Lots to do this summer at Paris Landing State Park.

Water Aerobics, Summer In The Park Concerts, Owl Prowl, Patriotic Crafts, Feeding Time for Snakes and Birds, Games In The Campground, Guided Hikes, Movie Night, Feathered Friends in the hotel lobby, Kids Fishing Day,  Slithering Snakes, and Origami Animals.  Get all the dates and details at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/paris-landing

Summer In The Park At Paris Landing State Park Starts June 30

Come to Paris Landing to enjoy an evening of music in the Park! Michael Holden will be playing 70s/80s rock in the Ampitheatre. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Visit Paris Landing State Parks Upcoming Events page for more activities this summer.

Jun 25, 2018

TWRA To Enforce Operation Dry Water This Weekend




Nashville, Tenn.— The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 29-July 1. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.
Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Operation Dry Water was started by the NASBLA in 2009.
TWRA boating officers will saturate high traffic areas on reservoirs across the state. Along with the use of life jackets and other safety practices, officers want boaters to be aware of the effects and ramifications of alcohol use. The TWRA will be intensifying efforts to detect and apprehend boat operators who are operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In 2017 during Operation Dry Water, there were 13 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests across the state.
Operating a boat with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 percent or higher is illegal in Tennessee, the same as operating a motor vehicle. Penalties may include fines, jail, boat impoundment and the loss of boat driving privileges.
Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths. Sun, wind, noise, vibration and motion intensify the effects of alcohol, drugs and some medications.
For more information on Operation Dry Water, visit www.operationdrywater.org