What to do in Edgar Evins State Park

Edgar Evins State Park encompasses approximately 6,000 acres on the shores of Center Hill Reservoir in the rolling hills of Central Tennessee. The park was named in memory of James Edgar Evins, an outstanding leader and former state senator who was instrumental in the development of Center Hill Dam and Reservoir.

Edgar Evins State Park encompasses approximately 6,000 acres on the shores of Center Hill Reservoir in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. It provides excellent recreational opportunities and accommodations on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee. The park was named in memory of James Edgar Evins, an outstanding leader and former state senator who was instrumental in the development of Center Hill Dam and Reservoir. Mr. Edgar Evins was the father of former U.S. Representative, Joe L. Evins.

Recreation
Four playground areas are available at the park. Horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, badminton and Frisbee tossing are popular activities for visitors. There is a playground at this park. Camping, hiking and picnicking are available at this park.

Location
The park is located in DeKalb County, 20 miles north of Smithville and 20 miles west of Cookeville. It is easily accessible from I-40 at exit 268 at State Hwy. 141 and Center Hill Lake

Climate
Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees. Summer's full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. The mountains of eastern Tennessee are a great place to escape the hot summer temperatures as the higher elevation cools the air slightly. Cool fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant fall colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall foliage.

Address
1630 Edgar Evins Road
Silver Point, TN 38582-7917

Phone: 800-250-8619

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