Pickwick Landing State Park boat ramps, golf course reopen Friday

Pickwick Landing State Park reopens Friday for day use only as Tennessee begins to loosen coronavirus-related restrictions.
Andrew Wright, manager of the state park in Hardin County, said the boat ramps and golf course will be open, but urged park-goers to maintain social distancing practices and avoid gathering in groups larger than 10.
Still closed are the visitor center, hotel lobby, marina office, campground and cabins. Most restrooms are also closed, with the exception of the one near the tennis courts.
Among Tennessee’s 56 state parks, only Cummins Falls State Park, Seven Islands State Birding Park and Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park remain closed. All park-sponsored events statewide have been canceled until May 15.
“We are eager to serve once again but we urge Tennesseans to continue to practice physical distancing when visiting parks,” said Jim Bryson, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. “We have implemented policies designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we will monitor all aspects of the issue to ensure safety among visitors and our staff.”

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