The newest addition to Pickwick Landing State Park is now officially open for business.

The newly renovated Lodge at Pickwick Landing State Park will celebrate its opening this Thursday at 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting out front.

Park Manager Andy Wright said the journey to the opening has been a long one, with more than year of work finally coming to fruition.

“We’re very excited,” he said.

The expansive renovation project has included renovations to every room in the lodge and all meeting rooms.

The restaurant has also been completely redone with a unique and open wood and metal work design incorporating large glass windows overlooking the lake.

The overall design of the lodge and restaurant is intended to help bring the beauty of the outdoors in with numerous elements echoing the surrounding landscape. Each room features a balcony overlooking the Tennessee River.

Wright said the improvements have been met with very positive reactions from visitors.

“So far it’s been a very positive response,” he said.

The Lodge is surrounded by over 1,400 acres of the park with a variety of activities available including hiking, fishing, boating and much more.

For more information about the project and the lodge, and how to make reservations, visit

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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