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Things to do during "cabin time" in Pickwick Lake
Pickwick cabin rentals on Pickwick Lake have lots to offer even serious sport anglers with full service marinas and fantastic Pickwick Lake fishing. Proclaimed by some as the best lake in the world to find that trophy small mouth bass, anglers have pulled in bass weighing 8 lbs or more. Fishing hot spots await you within short drives from your comfortable cottage to the lake. The reservoir is one of the Tennessee Valley Authority projects on the Tennessee River in the late 1930’s, and the lake comprises almost 500 miles of shoreline with a surface area of 43,000+ acres. For a relaxing family adventure on the water, you can rent a houseboat, pontoon boat, or ski boat at many of the Pickwick Lake marinas. Swim and fish right from your floating island for the day.
The Pickwick Landing State Park is a short journey from your TN vacation rental, located just south of Pickwick Dam with three swimming beaches on the lake. There are almost 2 miles of unsupervised public beach with restrooms nearby. You can also rent canoes and fishing boats by half or full days at the concession area. The park comprises 1,416 acres and it offers disc golfing, tennis, hiking, picnicking and bird watching, The Pickwick State Landing Golf Course hosts tournaments and each hole is tree-lined with pine and hardwood trees, providing shade during the summer heat. Juniors and seniors can take advantage of the discounted green fees. Birders will enjoy hiking the 2.8 mile island loop hiking trail where many birds nest in the summer. The park has also been deemed one of the best Tennessee state parks for winter birding - see grebes, ring-billed gulls, American coots and loons.
Civil war history buffs will certainly want to leave their cabin-in-the-woods for a day visit to the Shiloh National Military Park, site of the 5,000 acre battlefield. Less than an hour away, watch films and see the displays at the Shiloh Battlefield and the Corinth Civil Water Interpretive center on the tools of war. The Center contains interactive exhibits and artifacts of the battle of Corinth. The site also contains the Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historic Landmark where you can see the remains of an Indian village from the ancient Mississippian Era. You can also take a 12.7 mile self-guide tour by car.
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