(1) Swimming and
bathing are prohibited except in designated beach areas, waters and
(2) The Park Manager, with
the approval of the Assistant Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, may post
and enforce appropriate rules and regulations governing swimming areas.
Violators of posted rules governing the use of pools and beaches will be
subject to removal from the premises if the violation is flagrant or repeated
or if in the judgment of the Park Manager the continued presence of the
violator would create a hazardous condition in the area.
(3) The Park Manager or his designated staff
in a pool or beach area are charged with providing a safe condition in these
areas and as such may, from time to time, regulate public use of these
facilities for the protection of public health and safety. Nothing in these
rules shall be construed as limiting the authority of a lifeguard or other
personnel in regulating public behavior at beaches and other swimming areas, to
only posted rules.
(4) Scuba diving
is prohibited within the limits of designated swimming, boat mooring, and boat
(5) Scuba diving
will be permitted in those state park lakes which are within the borders of a
park but only upon receiving a permit to do so from the Park Manager or his
authorized representative. This permit will be granted upon demonstration by
the applicant that he/she has received scuba certification which is granted to
those successfully completing courses meeting the "Revised Instructional
Standards: Minimum Course Content for Entry-Level Scuba
Certification," January 16, 1986, including any subsequent
revision to these standards. These standards are subscribed to by: National
Association of Scuba Diving Schools, National Association of Underwriter
Instructors, NAVI, PADI, Scuba Schools International and the YMCA. Provided,
however, the Park Manager may refuse to grant a permit whenever in his judgment
safety conditions or park operation concerns dictate.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule certified
May 24, 1974. Amendment filed August 24, 1987; effective October 8, 1987.
Amendment filed June 14, 2010; effective September 12,
Authority: T.C.A. §