Rules and Regulations of a Natural Area

Protecting Radnor Lake

Radnor Lake is a State Natural Area set aside by the State of Tennessee for wildlife observation and is protected under the State Natural Areas Preservation Act of 1971. To ensure the protection of the Radnor Lake ecosystem and provide ample wildlife observation for all visitors, the following rules and regulations are strictly enforced.

  • Going off trail/road (whether to hike, photograph, hammock, access the lake shore, or any other activities) is prohibited
  • Dogs/pets are prohibited on the trail system and the lake but are allowed on Otter Creek Road (dogs/pets must be leashed at all times)
  • Pet waste must be disposed of in the trash receptacles located in the parking lots. Failure to do so will result in a citation for littering
  • Running, jogging, and bicycles are prohibited on the trails
  • All alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • The use of drones or other remote-controlled devices is prohibited under TCA 39-14-105
  • Bicycles are allowed on the asphalt/gravel surfaces only for speeds not exceeding 10 mph. All bicycle riders under the age of 16 must wear an approved helmet under TCA 55-52-105
  • Skateboards, roller blades, and scooters are prohibited
  • All food, picnicking, and wildlife feeding are prohibited
  • Fishing, hunting, collection of any plants/flowers, mushrooms, rocks, or artifacts is prohibited
  • Swimming, wading, and boating in any personal watercraft is prohibited in the lake and the creeks
  • Musical instruments and weddings are prohibited
  • Parking on Otter Creek Road is prohibited unless designated as overflow parking. All vehicles must be removed before dark. Violators will be cited and/or towed under TCA 55-8-160
  • All Tennessee State Parks Rules and Regulations apply. See a comprehensive list here.