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Buchanan Resort

Lodge or Resort
Buchanan Resort – Photo courtesy of Buchanan Resort

Driving Directions

The resort is located 2 miles south of highway 79 and 12 miles east of Paris, Tennessee.

From Memphis, Tennessee - Approximately 2 hours, 40 minutes

Get on I-40
1 min (0.4 mi)
Follow I-40 to US-412 W/US-70 E in Madison County. Take exit 87 from I-40
1 h 19 min (89.0 mi)
Follow US-70 E, TN-22 N and US-79 N to Buchanan Resort Rd in Springville
1 h 21 min (69.7 mi)
Arrive, Buchanan Resort

785 Buchanan Resort Rd
Springville, TN 38256

Paducah, Kentucky - Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes
Take S 3rd St and Wayne Sullivan Dr to US-62 E/Clarks River Rd
7 min (3.4 mi)
Take I-24 E, Purchase Pkwy S and US-641 S to State Hwy 2075/N 4th St in Murray
42 min (41.3 mi)
Take KY-121 S to US-79 S in Buchanan
29 min (21.9 mi)
Turn right onto US-79 S
4 min (3.4 mi)
Follow E Antioch Rd to Buchanan Resort Rd in Springville
5 min (2.2 mi)
Arrive at Buchanan Resort, 785 Buchanan Resort Rd
Springville, TN 38256

Nashville, Tennessee - Approximately 2 hours
Head southwest on Church St toward Capitol Blvd
1 min (0.1 mi)
Follow I-24 W to TN-237 W/Rossview Rd in Montgomery County. Take exit 8 from I-24 W
41 min (42.4 mi)
Take 101st Airborne Division Pkwy and TN-374 to US-79 S
22 min (14.8 mi)
Turn right onto US-79 S
Pass by Dollar General (on the left in 26.8 mi)
45 min (42.2 mi)
Follow E Antioch Rd to Buchanan Resort Rd in Springville
5 min (2.2 mi)
Arrive at 785 Buchanan Resort Rd
Springville, TN 38256

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Since 1946, the Buchanan family has welcomed fishermen, families, water enthusiasts, nature lovers, and vacationers to their beautiful Buchanan Resort.

Situated along Eagle Creek where the Big Sandy River and the Tennessee River meet to form Kentucky Lake, Buchanan Resort is a sanctuary for locals and tourists alike.

Buchanan Resort is a full service resort and marina overlooking beautiful Kentucky Lake. The resort offers lodging, camping, event spaces, water-front dining, boat rentals, and all the amenities you would expect from a full service marina.

Not only does the marina offer boat rentals and 350 slips, they also take pride in providing quality outboard and stern drive repairs and maintenance. They carry an extensive line of boat parts and accessories as well as water toys.

The Oak Tree Grille is open from late March through late October each season for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Their menu includes a wide array of delicious food to get everyone from hungry fishermen to hungry skiers full, happy and back on the lake having fun. Outdoor water-front dining is available. The restaurant offers catering services for special events and will even offer to cook any fish you catch in the lake.

From picnics to rehearsal dinners or seminars to business retreats there are many options that will make your event easier and more enjoyable. The resort offers two open air pavilions and a very versatile meeting facility. All three event spaces have views of Kentucky Lake.

Buchanan Resort has a variety of camping opportunities available. They have 3 campgrounds to meet your nightly, monthly, seasonal or yearly camping needs. All campgrounds are within walking distance of all resort amenities.

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets are allowed in any resort lodging. Pets are only allowed for campers if on leash.

Recreational Opportunities

Kentucky Lake is blessed with an abundance of fish and wildlife populations. Along with great fishing, visitors to the resort can enjoy birding, hiking biking and boating opportunities. During the summer, there is also a good supply of live music in the lake area.


Seasons Open

Open year-round.


Rate Range

$74-$199 plus tax per night


Locally or Family-Owned Business


Lodging Style and Amenities

Buchanan Resort offers a variety of accommodations ranging from standard motel rooms to fully furnished waterfront cottages. The water-front cottages and motel rooms can accommodate more than 200 guests, and the meeting facility can accommodate up to 120 guests. All cottages include color cable TV, linens, outdoor grill, daily maid service and outside electrical access for battery charging. Resort amenities include wi-fi, pool, tennis, volleyball, playground, pavilions and boat rental.

The campsites amenities include: water, electric (20,30,50a), cable, wi-fi, dump station, bath house, grills, picnic tables and a pavilion.

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