Edgar Evins State Park is located on the shores of Center Hill Lake in the steep, hilly Eastern Highland Rim. The 6,000 acre park provides many recreational opportunities, cabins and campsites on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee. The park also has a large on-site marina with restaurant and gift shop.
Wildlife is abundant and includes three different owl species, numerous hawks and wintering bald eagles as well as the rare Cerulean Warbler, a summer resident of the park’s mixed hardwood forests, which include stands of Tulip Poplar, Oak, Hickory, Buckeye and Wild Cherry. An observation tower at the Visitor Center offers a spectacular view of Center Hill Lake and the surrounding hillsides.
Edgar Evins marina and restaurant is located within the state park but is privately owned and operated. The marina operates year-round with boat rentals, slip rentals, gas sales, gift shop, boat repair, fishing supplies and information.
There are approximately 11 miles of trails at Edgar Evins from moderate to strenuous.
Center Hill Lake is an 18,000 acre reservoir of the Caney Fork River with rocky shorelines supporting three species of bass as well as crappie, Walleye, catfish and trout.
Wildlife is abundant at nearly any time of the year. Visitors may find at least three species of owl, bald eagles, as well as many forest songbird species including wood thrush and eastern wood-pewee.
Our campground consists of 60 tent and trailer campsites with electrical and water hookups. These wooden platform-type sites, which are reinforced with concrete and steel, are built around the slopes of Center Hill Lake and are equipped with a picnic table, grill and fire ring. They are designed for trailers or motor homes up to 33 feet in length, with a few select sites up to 40 feet in length. These sites can also accommodate small and large tents. Camper tents requiring tent pegs or stakes are asked to use large nails to secure the tents and to remove the nails when breaking camp. Also, trash cans are not provided at the individual camp sites, so campers should take trash to the dumpster provided near the camper check-in station.
There are three bathhouses with hot showers located throughout the campground. A sewage dump station is centrally located in the campground. Approximately 20 sites and one bathhouse are open year-round. Pets are allowed in the campground but must be kept on a leash and not left unattended on the campsites. Nine primitive walk-in sites are also available with parking at the camp building. Volunteer campground host site is number 31.
A small fire circle is located adjacent to the campground, which may be used by the public, provided no park programs are scheduled there. It seats approximately 15 people. For additional information, contact the park office.
Reservations may be made online or by calling 931-858-2618 through October.