With several large lakes and ponds in both state parks and city parks and the Hatchie River, there are many places in Hardeman County to kayak and canoe.
Chickasaw State Park – Henderson, TN
Chickasaw State Park is home to two beautiful 54-acre lakes. Lake Placid is accessible to the public year-round. The boat dock at Lake Placid is open seasonably and visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and pedal boats during that time.
Lake LaJoie is only open to the public when the Group Camp is vacant. Contact the park office to check on availability of both facilities.
Measuring 238 miles in length, the Hatchie River is the longest free-flowing tributary of the lower Mississippi River. In Hardeman County, it flows from the northwest edge the county along the outskirts of Bolivar and south below Hornsby.
Kayakers and canoers can explore the scenic river, canebrakes, sloughs, lakes, and other habitats along the way. Many different species call the river and its forested floodplains home including river otter, beaver, white-tailed deer, turtles, many species of fish, songbirds, and waterbirds.
Hatchie River Park – Bolivar, TN
This park on Highway 18 provides boat ramp access to the Hatchie River.
Sand Beach Lake – Bolivar, TN
Sand Beach Lake is currently under construction with an anticipated completion date of 2024. Currently, visitors can fish and boat on the lake. Future plans include a zipline, a picnic pavilion with grills, walking trails, an amphitheater, camping sites, a swimming beach, and more. The park is located at 575 E. Market Street.
Big Hill Pond State Park – Pocahontas, TN
In nearby McNairy County, Big Hill Pond State Park includes 165-acre Travis McNatt Lake which is spring-fed. The lake can accommodate up to boats up to 20-feet in length. In the summertime, visitors an rent canoes and kayaks from the park office on the weekends.
For the Love of the Outdoors, For the Love of Tennessee, Stay Safe!
So come find your outdoor fun in Hardeman County this season. And for the love of the outdoors, for the love of Tennessee, stay safe!