UPDATE ON TODAY'S BOAT CRUISE ... The rain is supposed to move on out by noon, the temperatures to be in the 50s. So, bring a blanket and dress warmly. We'll see you at the marina at 1 p.m. ------------------------------------- Celebrate the beauty of fall on Center Hill Lake as you take a leisurely 2 to 2½ hour Saturday afternoon pontoon boat excursion from the marina at Edgar Evins State Park. You will see stately lake homes, fall scenery and local landmarks like the old potato cave. Waterfowl and deer are often spotted too so be sure to bring your cameras. Children must be over age 3 and accompanied by an adult for safety reasons. The cost is $15 per person, Visa or Master Card accepted. Registration will be online from October 1st to October 26th as long as there are seats.
Individuals without reservations may check at the registration table in front of the marina at 12:30 p.m. the day of the event to see if there are any empty seats . If there are empty seats they may purchase them for $15 cash.
This is the sixteenth year of this annual fundraiser by the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, an all volunteer organization with the sole purpose of helping the park. Monies raised will be used to enhance the park and its activities. To find out more about the group look for Friends of Edgar Evins State Park on Facebook (Friends of EESP)
From I-40 take exit 268 at State Highway 96 and Center Hill Lake. Once in the park follow the signs to the marina. The marina is privately owned but generously supplies boats for the event. The restaurant at the marina is closed until spring.
Those wishing to make this an overnight or weekend outing may inquire about camping and cabins by phoning the park office or make online overnight reservations at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/edgar-evins We wish to thank Edgar Evins Marina for loaning boats for the event.
Here are some pictures from previous Color Cruises: