areas are open to the general public, free of charge for temporary use subject
to the following rules:
(a) Picnicking is
(b) Camping is
prohibited except when authorized in writing by the Executive
1. Vehicles used in conjunction with the
intended purpose of the area shall not be left in such a manner as to deprive
or interfere with other persons' access to boat ramps, parking areas, and
2. The parking of
vehicles or vessels not associated with the intended use of the area is
3. At the discretion of
the enforcement officer, vehicles or vessels in violation may be removed at the
owner's expense and/or the operator / owner issued a citation.
4. No houseboats, duck blinds, commercial
fishing boats or structures shall be left, built, or assembled within the
access areas' boundaries.
Handicapped parking zones, as posted, are reserved exclusively for handicapped
(d) No person, or
persons, shall deface or remove trees or other plants, dirt, gravel, sod or any
structure placed on the area by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency without
the approval of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
(e) No garbage, rubbish, litter or any
refuse, sewage or other material which would pollute said areas or waters, or
render them unsatisfactory or unsanitary shall be left on the area.
1. Use of access areas, including cleaning of
fish and mussel shell processing is prohibited.
2. Commercial fisherman may launch or
retrieve their boats in said areas.
3. Any activity that would inhibit the use of
the access area, or launching area, for a period of time beyond that associated
with the customary launching and retrieval of recreational boats is
4. Boat dealer or
manufacturer shows must be authorized in advance through a TWRA Marine Event
1. The use of firearms is prohibited except
for hunting during the regular state-wide open season, and then is limited to
2. Target shooting
prohibited at all times.
(h) Disorderly conduct and/or use of
intoxicants and/or other behavior modifying substances are
(i) Swimming or fishing
from or on ramps is prohibited.
1. Docks, associated with launching
ramps, are to be used exclusively for temporary mooring of boats while loading
or unloading passengers or gear associated with launch or retrieval of
2. Swimming or fishing,
and other activities, that would interfere with the intended use of the dock is
3. Facilities intended
for transient, or temporary mooring of, vessels must be used in conjunction
with posted or published guidelines.
(k) Agricultural use and grazing within
access area boundaries is prohibited.
(l) The use of fireworks is prohibited on
Areas where posted.