Pickwick Lake is just one of many steps along the Tennessee River created by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). This reservoir extends from Florence, Alabama and creates part of the boundary between Alabama and Georgia before it ends in Tennessee with the Pickwick Dam at Pickwick Landing. Pickwick Lake covers 43,000 surface acres, and it serves as the designated north end of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, as it provides a water route to Mobile, Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Pickwick Landing provides all types of boating, and it includes two free public boat ramps at the park. The park also accommodates 191 boats in web slips, and it maintains 88 slips for dry storage. There is a charge for overnight docking. This is a full-service area that offers gas and boat rentals.
Pickwick Landing State Park is located in Tennessee just south of Pickwick Dam, and only 12 miles south of Savannah in Hardin County. The park provides an inn, cabins, and camping, as well as a golf course, and over 1,400 acres of forest with trails. The on-site restaurant serves southern cuisine and also provides catering.
For folks who want to stay in Savannah or elsewhere in Hardin County, the availability of other campgrounds, hotels and motels, B&Bs and other accommodations is available. Savannah is the largest town along the Tennessee River and the seat of Hardin County, and its Main Street leads down to the river bank.
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The final portion of Pickwick Lake is located in Hardin County, Tennessee, near the county seat of Savannah. It is located about 122 miles east of Memphis and 119 miles from Huntsville, Alabama. Both of those major cities have airports. Huntsville is located on the river, which might make it easier for boaters who want to reach Pickwick via the lock system from Huntsville through Florence and north into Tennessee.
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