The state of Tennessee has declared a popular area swimming spot a public nuisance and shut the business down.
Charles and Enola Womac, owners of The Blue Cove Hideaway in McMinn County, were found by the judge to be in violation of laws “by maintaining a place detrimental to the public welfare and safety.”
Allegations of drunkenness, complaints of underage drinking and illegal drug use were also noted in the order.
It also states the Womacs do not have a McMinn County business license to operate the facility.
Other allegations by the state include no valid permit for an organized camp and operation of a food establishment without proper permitting.