Independence Day is right around the corner. It’s a time for freedom, family, and fireworks. Together we celebrate the founding principles of this great nation. What better place to do that than on the public lands that exist to connect you, the people, to the great outdoors? Whether you’re looking for something to do the weekend before or the day of, we have the perfect Fourth of July celebration for you.
Tennessee State Parks | June 15, 2017 | | Permalink
On August 21, a band of darkness will sweep over Tennessee as the moon blocks out the sun for the first solar eclipse to affect this area since 1478. We want to make sure you are prepared to have the best experience possible. Here’s what you need to know to have a great visit at Tennessee State Parks:
Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, June 24.
Six Tennessee State Parks and surrounding communities have been expressly chosen by Humanities Tennessee to host "Water|Ways": a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program.
The summer season is in full swing at our parks and June is jam-packed. This month is known for Free Fishing Day (always the Saturday of the first full week in June), Father's Day and of course our 8 Adventures for June! Here are a few of our favorite 80th Anniversary must-do adventures to take you through the month.
Tennessee State Parks is competing for top honors in a National Gold Medal Award for best state park system. Tennessee is one of four state finalists. Check out the video that highlights some of the ways Tennessee is unique.
Mother's Day at Tennessee State Parks
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park unveiled a new Archaeology Museum and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) field research station. The new facility is a working museum that will display artifacts unearthed on-site from the park, Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area and surrounding areas.
It is hard to pick a favorite spring wildflower, there are so many beautiful flowers in Tennessee’s spring woods. I like the intricate and colorful flowers but I also like the plain small white ones too. If you take the time to use a hand lens magnifier they turn out to be intricate and beautiful as well.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with The Conservation Fund, The Land Trust for Tennessee and the Open Space Institute (OSI), today announced the addition of 1,058 acres to South Cumberland State Park in Marion County.
A group of seventh-graders tackled this question, and the results might surprise you!
On Friday, April 7, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) unveiled a new State Natural Area to the public.
A recently formed nonprofit partner of Tennessee State Parks within the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will look to enhance visitor offerings at Tennessee State Parks in education, health and other special areas.
The Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence presented Tennessee State Parks with the TNCPE Interest Award at the 24rd Annual Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet on March 27, 2017.
Tennessee State Parks | March 3, 2017 | | Permalink
Every year, we like to highlight five parks that are doing exceptional work in Tennessee. While we have 56 fantastic state parks, we think you need to know about the great things happening at these specific parks. Add them to your bucket list and come see why they are all deserving of recognition: