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Tennessee State Parks Vacation Packages

2015 Vacation Packages - $249 per person 

Join hosts Cassie Rapert and State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath on a three day, two night exploration of some of the best examples of Tennessee’s majestic waterfalls and spring wildflowers. All packages are $249 per person including all taxes and gratuities-package pricing based on double occupancy. Also included are meals, lodging and transportation to our various destinations.  

Tennessee’s Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau are nationally known for the cascades, gorges and waterfalls nestled among their lush forestlands. This pristine area is the most biologically diverse, non-coastal land in the nation. Nature has combined this unique natural topography with an extensive system of rivers and streams to create particularly exceptional waterfall and wildflower viewing destinations. These one-of-a-kind tours focus on the beauty and history of some of our acclaimed natural landmarks and include educational seminars and interpretive programs unique to each location. There are only 27 spots on each tour. Reserve your space now before each tour sells out!!

State Naturalist, Randy Hedgepath has more than 26 years of experience with Tennessee State Parks. Randy has served as a Ranger Naturalist at South Cumberland and Radnor Lake State Parks. He was appointed State Naturalist for Tennessee State Parks in 2007. A graduate of UT-Martin and former National Park Service Interpretive Specialist, Randy is one of the most sought after interpretive specialists in the southeastern United States.


Spring Waterfall Tours

May 1-3
May 29-31

Spring Canoe Float

June 12-14
June 22-24 

Fall Waterfall Tours

Oct. 16-18
Oct. 26-28
Nov. 2-4


Spring Waterfall Tours

May 1-3  or May 29-31

Please join Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath on a three day guided-tour of some of our most beautiful state waterfalls and two night stay at Fall Creek Falls State Park. This is the same tour as the sold out tours of 2014! Familiarize yourself with pictures and history of some of Tennessee's famous waterfalls with Randy on Friday after dinner. Focusing on the beauty of these majestic falls; this tour starts Saturday morning with easy to moderate hikes at Burgess Falls, Cummins Falls, Rock Island's falls and a stop in between at the DelMonaco Vineyards and Winery for a tasting and tour. On Sunday, the six waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls will be highlighted and explored. Breathtaking beauty will amaze and mystify as you explore these jewels of Tennessee State Parks. Please call Connie or Linda today at 800-250-8610 to reserve. 

 Spring Canoe Floats

June 12-14

Please join us on this magnificent and beautiful canoe float tour and two night stay at Henry Horton State Park. Familiarize yourself with pictures and history of the famous Duck River, nearby attractions and other acclaimed Tennessee bodies of water after dinner on Friday. On Saturday, spend the day with us floating, enjoying and exploring the Duck River. Experience everything this unique river has to offer for the day as we swim, play and canoe! The ability to steer a canoe and paddle several miles is needed for this tour. On Sunday, enjoy a guided hike and special interpretive programming at Henry Horton offering an incredible experience for any age. Please call 800-250-8615 today to reserve.

June 22-24

Please join Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath on this gorgeous canoe tour of Indian Creek and Big Hill Pond with two night stay accommodations at Pickwick Landing State Park. Familiarize yourself with pictures and stories of nearby attractions with Randy after dinner on Monday. Tuesday morning, we will take a 5 hour exploration tour by canoe of Indian Creek in northern Hardin County. There is superb scenery and cool clear water for fun swimming and paddling! Wednesday morning, we will head to Big Hill Pond State Park to canoe and explore for the morning. The ability to steer a canoe and paddle several miles is needed for this tour. Please call 800-250-8615 today to reserve.

Fall Waterfall Tours

Oct. 16-18

Please join Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath on a three day guided-tour of some of our most beautiful state waterfalls with fall color and two night stay at Fall Creek Falls State Park. This is the same tour as done in the sold out tours of 2014! Familiarize yourself with pictures and history of some of Tennessee's famous waterfalls with Randy on Friday after dinner. Focusing on the beauty of these majestic falls; this tour starts Saturday morning with easy to moderate hikes at Burgess Falls, Cummins Falls, Rock Island's falls and a stop in between at the DelMonaco Vineyards and Winery for a tasting and tour. On Sunday, the six waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls will be highlighted and explored. Breathtaking beauty will amaze and mystify as you explore these jewels of Tennessee State Parks. Please call Connie or Linda today at 800-250-8610 to reserve. 

Oct. 26-28

Please join Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath on a three day guided-tour of some of our most beautiful state waterfalls with fall color and two night stay at Fall Creek Falls State Park. This is the same tour as done in the sold out tours of 2014! Familiarize yourself with pictures and history of some of Tennessee's famous waterfalls with Randy on Monday after dinner. Focusing on the beauty of these majestic falls; this tour starts Tuesday morning with easy to moderate hikes at Burgess Falls, Cummins Falls, Rock Island's falls and a stop in between at the DelMonaco Vineyards and Winery for a tasting and tour. On Wednesday, the six waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls will be highlighted and explored. Breathtaking beauty will amaze and mystify as you explore these jewels of Tennessee State Parks. Please call Connie or Linda today at 800-250-8610 to reserve.

Nov. 2-4

Please join Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath for this breathtaking moderate hiking tour with fall color and two night stay at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Familiarize yourself with pictures and stories of some of Tennessee's most spectacular waterfalls with Randy on Monday evening after dinner. On Tuesday, this tour will encompass an unforgettable hike into Savage Gulf State Natural Area with three destinations. We will see 8 waterfalls this day and will require 4.5 miles of moderately strenuous hiking. The walks are short but somewhat steep and very rocky. Participants should be able to hike across rough terrain to be rewarded with the beautiful waterfalls at each location. On Wednesday, we will hike to the bottom of Fall Creek Falls and also visit Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades. Please call Connie or Linda today at 800-250-8610 to reserve. 


Fine Print: Price of tour is $249.00 per person ALL inclusive based on double occupancy. Package tours includes all meals, overnight accommodations for two evenings, all activities and interpretive programs, tax, gratuity and transportation. Entire package payment due upon reservation. Complete refund given if cancellation received 30 days or more from package start date. 

Hiking boots and walking sticks or poles are recommended. A small day pack is also recommended for water and small items. Please join us for this once in a lifetime experience!