Annual Fall Color Cruise set for Oct. 26

Annual Fall Color Cruise set for Oct. 26

Three years ago it was unseasonably warm for the Fall Color Boat Cruise. People were in shorts and bathing suits and some even took off their shoes while onboard. Other years have revealed gorgeous fall colors.

Imagine an afternoon excursion on a pontoon boat cruising beautiful Center Hill Lake in late October, the water reflecting the blue of the sky, and trees ablaze with color along the banks. This is the idyllic scenario that has inspired the Annual Fall Color Cruise sponsored by the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, and park employees for 16 years. No one can guarantee cool, crisp weather or fall color this year, but we can anticipate everyone having a good time even if temperatures remain above normal!

This will be the 17th year of this popular annual event on Sat., Oct. 26th from 1 p.m. to about 4 p.m. Seats are $15 per person. Sorry, no children under age 3 are allowed for safety reasons. Report to the marina dock at 1 p.m. to check in prior to boarding the boats.

Online reservations may be made from Oct. 1st to Oct. 25th at Visa or Master Card are accepted. If you need help you may call the park office at (931) 646-3080 or toll free at 1-800-250-8619 for contact information for a designated member of the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park.

Camping and cabins are available at the park for those desiring to make this an overnight or weekend outing. Reserve online at or call the park office for assistance.

The park is located at 1630 Edgar Evins Park Road, Silver Point, TN 38582. It is in DeKalb County, approximately 20 miles north of Smithville, 20 miles west of Cookeville and 60 miles east of Nashville. It is easily accessible from I-40 at exit 268 at State Hwy. 96 and Center Hill Lake. From Woodbury take the Gassaway Road from Highway 70-S to Liberty, turn left on the Dale Ridge Road at Snow Hill and proceed over the dam and past the Corps of Engineers Management Office. The park is on the right across the highway from the Big Rock Market and Caney Fork Outdoors.

This annual event is a fund raiser for Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, an all-volunteer non-profit membership organization with the sole purpose of helping the park. For more information visit the website at or visit Facebook at