Cove Lake State Park

Cove Lake State Park is located in Caryville, TN.
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1 <strong>Cove Lake State Park</strong> is in Caryville, easily accessable from I-75. The park is on Norris Lake. It is a great park for viewing wildlife and aquatic wildflowers.
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Cove Lake State Park is in Caryville, easily accessable from I-75. The park is on Norris Lake. It is a great park for viewing wildlife and aquatic wildflowers.

Cove Lake State Park is in Caryville, easily accessable from I-75. The park is on Norris Lake. It is a great park for viewing wildlife and aquatic wildflowers. map... 2723
2 The Cove Lake Obeservation Tower is 3-tiered and offers nice views of the lake, mountains, and wetlands. Watch for fish, frogs, turtles and wading birds in the shallow water.

The Cove Lake Obeservation Tower is 3-tiered and offers nice views of the lake, mountains, and wetlands. Watch for fish, frogs, turtles and wading birds in the shallow water.

The Cove Lake Obeservation Tower is 3-tiered and offers nice views of the lake, mountains, and wetlands. Watch for fish, frogs, turtles and wading birds in the shallow water. 1889
3 Spend some time on the Cove Lake observation deck, you may be surprised what you see! This is the lowest of the 3 decks.

Spend some time on the Cove Lake observation deck, you may be surprised what you see! This is the lowest of the 3 decks.

Spend some time on the Cove Lake observation deck, you may be surprised what you see! This is the lowest of the 3 decks. 2543
4 This Pondweed was growing near the observation deck. I remember how I hated this plant when I was a teenager at Girl Scout camp in Tullahoma, TN on Woods Reservoir. The leaves feel slimy and when we swam among them the long stems would wrap around our ...

This Pondweed was growing near the observation deck. I remember how I hated this plant when I was a teenager at Girl Scout camp in Tullahoma, TN on Woods Reservoir. The leaves feel slimy and when we swam among them the long stems would wrap around our ...

This Pondweed was growing near the observation deck. I remember how I hated this plant when I was a teenager at Girl Scout camp in Tullahoma, TN on Woods Reservoir. The leaves feel slimy and when we swam among them the long stems would wrap around our legs! Yucch! 1651
5 A "southern visitor" which is normally found in Southern Florida and the Caribbean, this Great White Heron (a white phase of the Great Blue Heron) was feeding in the shallow area near the observation tower.

A "southern visitor" which is normally found in Southern Florida and the Caribbean, this Great White Heron (a white phase of the Great Blue Heron) was feeding in the shallow area near the observation tower.

A "southern visitor" which is normally found in Southern Florida and the Caribbean, this Great White Heron (a white phase of the Great Blue Heron) was feeding in the shallow area near the observation tower. 1518
6 I enjoyed seeing this tiger swallowtail butterfly and the bumblebee sipping nectar from a Bearpaw flower. Cove Lake has flat, paved walking trails which makes wildflower viewing easy.

I enjoyed seeing this tiger swallowtail butterfly and the bumblebee sipping nectar from a Bearpaw flower. Cove Lake has flat, paved walking trails which makes wildflower viewing easy.

I enjoyed seeing this tiger swallowtail butterfly and the bumblebee sipping nectar from a Bearpaw flower. Cove Lake has flat, paved walking trails which makes wildflower viewing easy. 1716
7 There are many species of water birds at Cove Lake, including these Coots.

There are many species of water birds at Cove Lake, including these Coots.

There are many species of water birds at Cove Lake, including these Coots. 1827
8 A Mute Swan and Mallard duck.

A Mute Swan and Mallard duck.

A Mute Swan and Mallard duck. 1660
9 Mute Swan

Mute Swan

Mute Swan 1754
10 A lovely view at Cove Lake.

A lovely view at Cove Lake.

A lovely view at Cove Lake. 1677
11 Cove Lake view on a drizzly summer day.

Cove Lake view on a drizzly summer day.

Cove Lake view on a drizzly summer day. 1804
12 The Beaver's Workshop Trail ends at a large creek. There are a few benches where hikers can sit and enjoy the view. Look for a large beaver dam and beaver haulout points along the creek. The Volunteer Loop Trail connects with the new Cumberland Trail.

The Beaver's Workshop Trail ends at a large creek. There are a few benches where hikers can sit and enjoy the view. Look for a large beaver dam and beaver haulout points along the creek. The Volunteer Loop Trail connects with the new Cumberland Trail.

The Beaver's Workshop Trail ends at a large creek. There are a few benches where hikers can sit and enjoy the view. Look for a large beaver dam and beaver haulout points along the creek. The Volunteer Loop Trail connects with the new Cumberland Trail. 1833
13 The Beaver's Workshop trail is a fairly new walking trail at Cove Lake. It is well-named, several trees have been gnawed by the beavers which swim up the creeks. The huge rodents eat just the bark, the cambium layer beneath the bark, and leaves, they d...

The Beaver's Workshop trail is a fairly new walking trail at Cove Lake. It is well-named, several trees have been gnawed by the beavers which swim up the creeks. The huge rodents eat just the bark, the cambium layer beneath the bark, and leaves, they d...

The Beaver's Workshop trail is a fairly new walking trail at Cove Lake. It is well-named, several trees have been gnawed by the beavers which swim up the creeks. The huge rodents eat just the bark, the cambium layer beneath the bark, and leaves, they don't eat the wood. Look for chips of wood at the base of a freshly gnawed tree. 1741
14 Fresh beaver damage along the trail. If they succeed in girdling this huge beech tree, it will die.

Fresh beaver damage along the trail. If they succeed in girdling this huge beech tree, it will die.

Fresh beaver damage along the trail. If they succeed in girdling this huge beech tree, it will die. 1958
15 These lovely <strong>Lance-leaved Hibiscus</strong> are common at Cove Lake State Park. Note the interesting pistils and stamens in the center of the flower. The dark pink area is the nectar guide, the "Cafe Open" sign of the flower.

These lovely Lance-leaved Hibiscus are common at Cove Lake State Park. Note the interesting pistils and stamens in the center of the flower. The dark pink area is the nectar guide, the "Cafe Open" sign of the flower.

These lovely Lance-leaved Hibiscus are common at Cove Lake State Park. Note the interesting pistils and stamens in the center of the flower. The dark pink area is the nectar guide, the "Cafe Open" sign of the flower. 4074

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