The leisurely Fall Color Boat Cruise is a good time to chat with friends while taking in the scenery.

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 perfect weather, but we can anticipate everyone having a good time! 

This will be the 16th year of this popular annual event on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to about 4:00 p.m. Seats are $15 per person. No children under age 3 are allowed for safety reasons. Please report to the marina dock at 1:00 p.m. to check in prior to boarding the boats. 

Online reservations may be made from October 1 to Oct. 27 at Both Visa or Master Card are accepted. If you need help, you may call the park office at (931) 858-2114 or toll free at 800-250-8619 for contact information for Fount Bertram, President of Friends of Edgar Evins State Park. 

The boat ride will include closeup views of the dam, historical features, big houses of the rich and famous and  possibly waterfowl and other wildlife.

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 in 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.

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 their website at or visit them on Facebook at 

About half way through the cruise, the boats may huddle to allow a Park Ranger to give a brief talk about the features along the cruise route.