Recreation on the Tenn-Tom
Welcome to one of the South’s most attractive “Great Outdoors” adventure. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Region is rich in history, heritage, nature, and unique recreation.Some $50 million of modern recreation facilities were built as part the waterway construction. These facilities provide convenient access to the 40,000 acres of lakes that make up the waterway.
Camping is available at eight major recreation areas along the 234 – mile waterway. Most all of the campgrounds include all the expected amenities (camper hookups, laundry, bathhouses, etc.) as well as primitive camping sites. Learn more about campgrounds along the Tenn-Tom.
In addition to local enthusiasts, the Tenn-Tom draws transient boaters or those on extended cruises like a giant magnet. Most all pleasure boats cruising between mid-America and the Gulf of Mexico or other distant places enjoy the waterway. It is not only the shortest route but also the safest and most scenic. Learn about boating on the Tenn-Tom.
Part of the Tenn-Tom cruise includes the Kentucky and Pickwick Lakes of the Tennessee River, one of the most beautiful boating experiences in the country. Learn more about marina services and locations.
With many day-use parks available, picnicking, hiking, wildlife watching and more is readily available. Some parks have pavilions that may be reserved. Large gatherings may require an event permit. Learn more about Tenn-Tom day-use parks.
The Tenn-Tom, with its high water quality and a variety of game fish, is one of the top sports fishing spots in the nation. Memorable catches are common with bass reaching 14 pounds or larger. Crappie fishing in the Spring and Fall is unsurpassed. Guide service is available but most first time fishermen are successful in finding the “honey holes.” Learn more about fishing on the Tenn-Tom.
Thousands of acres along the waterway are devoted to public hunting. Along with a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, all state and federal laws apply while hunting on these public lands. Deer hunting is limited to bows, muzzleloaders, and shotguns with slugs. Other hunting includes waterfowl, turkeys, and small game. Learn more about hunting along the Tenn-Tom.