Jun 17, 2022

Legends of the Outdoors at The Lake Lodge

 The Lake Lodge has hosted the media guys from Legends of the Outdoors TV this week.

A great bunch of guys and a great show, showcasing the men and woman who have helped make Outdoor Sports what we have today.
They even did a lil clip with this guy as their host hotel !

Jun 16, 2022

Cypress Bay Now Offers Pontoon Rentals


Need a boat to make your summer dreams on Kentucky Lake come true? Call for availability and reservations. (731)232-8221

Jun 9, 2022


 From radionwtn  June 9, 2022  9:50 am Shannon McFarlin

Buchanan, Tenn.–The restaurant at The Lodge at Paris Landing has opened and it has become the place to be in recent days, as more and more people are enjoying meals and the spectacular views of Kentucky Lake.

It has been a soft opening for The Lodge restaurant, but even without a big public announcement, visitors have been flocking there to not just dine in the restaurant, but to tour the new facility.

Lodge officials said they opened the restaurant quietly because it gave staff more time to work out any kinks before the grand opening.

In addition to the restaurant, bar and lounge, you’ll find a small gift shop which features local and Paris Landing-themed products. (The larger gift shop still is located at the state park office).

Pottery created by Paris Artist Martin Paschall also is on permanent display at The Lodge, which also features several comfortable seating areas (indoors and outdoors) and conference rooms.

Restaurant hours are 11 am to 3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. daily.

Lodge officials said a grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the 91-room facility should be held later in June, although the date has not yet been announced. Governor Bill Lee reportedly will be in attendance for the ribbon-cutting.

Each of the guest rooms overlooks Kentucky Lake.

Photo: The entrance of the new Lodge at Paris Landing makes a definite impression on visitors at they arrive. (Shannon McFarlin photo).


Jun 1, 2022


Registration has opened for the Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Arts and Crafts Festival (10-11 Sep 2022). The registration form is located on a post from last month. I can email one If you have problems downloading the form. My email address is donlyme@outlook.com.

Get Ready For Father's Day


Father's Day is coming up, and we hope you have a great time celebrating the men in your lives. If you are looking for a little time out on the lake call us for cabin rentals. We want to help get you out on the lake and have a little one on one time with your loved ones. (731) 232-8221

May 28, 2022

Catch Of The Day

 This morning Jason Sutherland caught 11 keepers pulling crankbaits. 

Thanks to the Paris Landing Motel for the photos.

Thank You!

 Thanks to everyone who bought a Boston Butt and made this fund raiser a great success!  .  All proceeds will be used to support future PLTL events. 

Happy Memorial Day

Take a minute and 10 seconds to honor the brave men and women who gave it all for this country. We honor them this Memorial Day and thank them and their families for the ultimate sacrifice.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

May 23, 2022

Last Call!

 Last call for Boston Butts For Memorial Day. Call 731-336-9232 by May 25th to get your order in.

May 21, 2022

Cabins Available!

 From Cypress Bay Marina & Resort

The weather is great for a little family time out on the lake! We still have cabin rentals available this summer. Call (731) 232-8221 for availability. Book your special days early! (Reunions, birthdays, Father's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July)

May 19, 2022

Take A Hike


We would like to celebrate our 85th anniversary of TN State Parks by hiking at Camp Hazlewood and then enjoying S'mores over a campfire!
Don't forget to invite a friend(s) to share this outdoor experience with you!
We will meet in front of the Barberman House at Camp Hazlewood and enjoy a guided hike along the 3 mile trail. After the hike we will roast S'mores over a campfire and tell WOW stories of your visits to Tennessee State Parks!
#NationalTrailsDay, #TSP85, @tnstateparks, and @AmericanHiking
Hiking is the answer. Who cares what the question is!
-Author Unknown

May 18, 2022

Winners Paul Steele & Johnny Johnson Memorial Tournament

From Two Rivers Bass Club of Paris

There were 55 boats that participated in the Paul Steele and Johnny Johnson Memorial Tournament this year. We paid out over $6,000 to 11 places! Thank you once again to everyone who came out fished! We hope to see each of you next year and tell your buddies to come out as well.
We would like to thank our sponsors because without you all this would not be possible!
A massive Thank You to Hulme Sporting Goods
Austin Stutts and ACS Marine
Security Bank, Joe Mahan Ford, Inc.
American Glass Company
Peppers Automotive
Carrol Bank and Trust
Jimmy’s Rod and Reel Service
Pepsi of Paris
Commercial Bank and Trust
Paris Landing Tourism
Paris Landing Motel
Building Solutions by Spann

Click on image for enlargement.

May 15, 2022

Lunch & Learn Friday, May 20th

Treasure At Our Feet - The story of an International Industry created from North West Tennessee Ball Clay, as told by Phillip Boyd, a 42 year veteran in the clay industry.  Reserve a seat now by calling 731-642-1030 or emailing director@pchc.com 

Pool Open At Paris Landing / Kentucky Lake KOA Holiday


Pool is open for public access at #ParisKOA only $5 or less for all day. Concessions are open too... 🍦 soft serve ice cream, 🍕 pizza, 🌭 hotdogs, nachos, 🍿popcorn and more!

May 14, 2022

FerrySTOC 12

Some of the folks from FerrySTOC.  This is the 12th year this group have come to Paris Landing  on motorcycles to tour our area on a route which includes ferries..  Thus the name "Ferry" STOC.  The three day event is hosted by Paris Landing/Kentucky Lake KOA Holiday and sponsored by us - the Paris Landing Tourism League.  

Apr 26, 2022

Cat-N-Blast Sets New Record

April 26, 2022
@ 8:59 am
Shannon McFarlin

Paris, Tenn.–It was one for the record books, with perfect weather contributing to the large turnout and record amount raised at Saturday’s annual Cast-N-Blast at Paris Landing State Park. The Cast-N-Blast benefits the Henry County Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

A record 39 boats, 14 kids in the Fishing Rodeo, and four Turkey Teams participated this year.

Director Carly Wheat said, “This was the best year yet raising over $25,000. Saturday was a warm, sunny, and windy day and a great turn out at the kids fishing rodeo.”

1st place winners of $2000 were Jake Lawrence and Aiden Lawrence with a catch of 19.91 lbs.

TWRA and Birds of Prey on site made for a fun event, she said. “Many thanks to the Tournament Director Chris Davis, HCSO, staff, volunteers, and many generous sponsors who made the event possible!”

Weigh in totals for Cast-N-Blast:

1st place $2000- 19.91 lbs Jake Lawrence and Aiden Lawrence

2nd place $900-19.37 lbs Steve Clenney.

3rd place $600- 18.95 lbs Eric Law and Eric Shelton

4th place $300- 16.61 lbs Barry Arnold and Jammey McCord

5th place $250- 16.42 lbs Coy Small and Sam Small

6th place $150- 15.85 lbs Tommy Milranney and Thomas Milranney

7th place $125- 15.82 lbs Marshall Russell and Hunter Garrett

8th place $100- 15.66 lbs Dillion McGee and Michael Gaskin

9th place $75- 15.39 lbs Rob Vannerson and Pete Holmes

10th place $50- 13.65 lbs Jack Hehn and Kevin Ray

*Big fish $250- 6.62 lbs Barry Arnold and Jammey McCord

Apr 22, 2022

Nature Center at Paris Landing State Park


April 21, 2022
@ 6:40 pm
Shannon McFarlin

By Shannon McFarlin News Director

Buchanan, Tenn.–The Paris Landing State Park Nature Center will open Friday, April 22 with a collection of displays and live wildlife.

Ranger Gina Lowry said Friday’s opening will be a soft opening, with a grand opening later.

Friday’s hours will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with hot dogs served to everyone from 11 to noon. Over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Nature Center will only be open on weekends (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days) until June 1, when the hours will expand to Thursday through Sundays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Nature Center is a team effort by the Paris Landing staff, including Park Manager Zach Tinkle, rangers, maintenance and park staff and volunteers.

The grounds include a native wildlife garden, walking trail, doggie and human water fountains, and kiosk with current events posted. A community vegetable garden is also planned.

Inside the Nature Center are live wildlife including turtles, fish, snakes, gray tree frogs and a falcon, with numerous educational displays and wildlife collections of native rocks, pelts, and information on the animals that can be found in the park, such as Bald Eagles, ospreys and more. The turtles can travel over wooden bridges made by the maintenance staff, who also made the other wildlife displays.

The Nature Center will be constantly evolving with more displays added. The maintenance crew has been working on the center for some time, totally re-doing what used to be a storage area into the center.

The Nature Center is located on Bridgeview Road near the Don Ridgeway Visitor Center.

Photo by Shannon McFarlin.