Discover Tennessee’s natural, cultural and historic heritage. Our state parks offer diverse and varied natural landscapes, family-friendly recreational activities, affordable and varied lodging accommodations, volunteer opportunities and hundreds of interpretive programs and events.
Tennessee State Parks are open to the public seven days a week, year-round. There is no access fee charged, although there may be fees associated with certain activities.
From the cypress swamps of the Mississippi River at Meeman-Shelby Forest to the rugged ridge tops and waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls to the majestic mountains of Roan Mountain we look forward to seeing you. Make your plans now to have Fun and Adventure, Naturally!
Our Waterfall and Fall Color Tours are filling up fast - make your reservation now - only a few spaces are left! Guided by State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath, these three day, all-inclusive tours are a great way to explore Tennessee State Parks.View Tour Details
We asked park staff for their favorite places to view the fall colors. Here’s our Parks’ Picks, a baker’s dozen of state parks where you will get a great view of the leaves changing color. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to a park on the list, all 55 state parks offer beautiful fall views.Learn More
Work off that holiday feast while entertaining family and friends – with a walk - in a state park! Our annual After Thanksgiving Hikes offer food for the soul with easy strolls to rugged ramblings and strenuous hikes. Discover nature's bounty at a park near you.Learn More
The full Tennessee State Parks brochure is available for download in PDF format. (971kb)Download Now