Paris Landing State Park / Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Regina Lowry Park Ranger

Phone: (731) 641-4465



16055 Highway 79 North
Buchanan, TN 38222

The Tennessee Naturalist Program’s newest chapter, a partnership between Paris Landing State Park and the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, joined our program in January of 2020. Paris Landing State Park is an 841 acre park located on the western shore of the Tennessee River, which is dammed to form Kentucky Lake (160,000 acres). The park sits on the widest part of the lake making it the perfect location for all water sports such as fishing, boating, swimming and water-skiing.

On land, there are plenty of activities including golfing, hiking, camping or just relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty and wildlife. Be on the lookout for deer, turkey, fox and coyote that roam the park. Eagles are often seen in the winter months. The park offers educational and recreational programs like guided hikes, kayak and canoe tours, pontoon boat tours, bird of prey programs, snake programs, photography tours, walking tours of the park and more.