No, this isn't a vacation photo! We took my mom on a beach adventure right here in town. I always dismissed our local lake beaches as a little trashy--the parks and the people. Was I wrong or what! Today was like going to Florida without the drive.
At first, we got lost finding Percy Priest Lake's Anderson Rd. recreation area (off Bell Rd.). We paid $4 for the whole carload of people and set off down the wooded slope. Wow! At 9:30 am, we had the sandy beach to ourselves. The maintenance workers cautioned us that weekends are impossibly crowded, though.
By noon, a small number of moms and children played happily alongside us--building sand castles and floating on kickboards. Shady picnic tables and a playground lie nearby. This makes a perfect playdate during the week! You can also purchase a $30 pass that gives your vehicle access to every Corp of Engineer lake recreation area--in the entire US!