Edgar Evins State Park
Edgar Evins Marina
1630 Edgar Evins State Park Road
Silver Point, TN 38582
Edgar Evins State Park is located on the shores of Center Hill Lake. The 6,000-acre park provides scenic views in addition to cabins and campsites. The park also has a large on-site marina with a restaurant and gift shop.
Edgar Evins State Park
Center Hill Lake has three state parks that border the lake. Rock Island State Park, Edgar Evins State Park and Burgess Falls State Park – each is worth checking out.
Take your time and explore this place! If you are up for it, there are approximately 11 miles of hiking trails of varying strenuous levels.
You will see a lot of wildlife. Owls, hawks, eagles, songbirds, deer, turkey, and butterflies. According to Tennessee State Parks, of the 139 or so butterfly species found in the state, an incredible 57 of those species can be found at Edgar Evins.
The Galley Restaurant
Edgar Evins is a great place to visit for a lot of reasons. Home of Edgar Evins Marina and The Galley Restauant, this is THE place to go after a long day on the water. Pull up, tie up and grab some good food and cold drinks.
Note: The marina is open year-round; however, The Galley restaurant is open seasonally. Call ahead if not during summer months just to be sure!
If you are looking for a place to launch, there are two public boat ramps. Located near Center Hill Marina, the dam, and right off I-40, Edgar Evins offers easy access. Boat rentals are available to the public at the marina, including pontoon boats if you plan on bringing a few friends. The marina also offers slip rentals and boat repair services.
Maybe you don’t have a boat or just visiting for the day – there’s still a lot to do and see! While Edgar Evins does not have a designated swimming area, the docks and shoreline make it easy to set up a lawn chair and jump in for a dip.
Side note: Floating Mill near Hurricane Marina and Ragland Bottom near Sligo Marina are the only designated swimming areas on the lake but you are able to swim anywhere where you can find access.
If you have a kayak or plan to rent one, drop it in here too! Fish the shoreline and take in some amazing views of the lake. This lake is full of crappie, Walleye, trout, catfish, various species of bass and others.
Cabins & Camping
There are 60 tent and trailer campsites that include fire circles and bath houses. Visitors can also rent one (or a few) of the 34 cabins – each features A/C, a kitchenette, indoor plumbing and TV. Stay for the weekend or rent for an extended stay or family reunion. There are grills, a pool in and a dedicated courtesy boat dock with 16 slips exclusive to cabin guests.
Gatherings & Events
If you are looking for a place to host an event, you can rent a few locations throughout the park including the observation tower which offers a view of the dam or the Sunset Point Peninsula.
Need an excuse to come to the park? The park rangers lead several events at Edgar Evins, including night hikes, guided kayak fishing tours, pontoon cruises and more.