10 waterfalls within an hour of Cookeville

Tennessee State Parks | August 26, 2016 | | Permalink

It’s hard not to stand in awe and amazement at the base of a 256-foot waterfall.  With spectacular cliffs surrounding you, and gallons of water pouring over the rock face, the magnitude of the situation is hard to deny.  Fall Creek Falls is just one of a dozen waterfalls within an hour of Cookeville, Tennessee. Let’s take a look at ten of our favorites:

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Late Summer in the Wildflower Meadow

Randy Hedgepath | August 23, 2016 | State Naturalist | Permalink

Gossett Tract at Harpeth River State Park is a haven of late summer beauty. Join State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath as he walks through open, sunny meadows on a tour of late summer wildflower blooms. 

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5 places to spend the night under the stars

Tennessee State Parks | August 18, 2016 | | Permalink

There is something about sitting out under the night sky. On a clear evening with a new moon, the canopy of stars engulfs you, evoking  a sense of wander and mesmerizing pleasure. There are several great parks in Tennessee where you can, “Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them” 

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5 things to do near Edgar Evins State Park

Tennessee State Parks | August 10, 2016 | | Permalink

Edgar Evins State Park is located just 65 miles east of Nashville along the banks of Center Hill Lake.  The 6,000-acre park sits in a steep, hilly area of Tennessee known as the Eastern Highland Rim. The park has cabin and campground sleeping options, and is a perfect place to stage a weekend on the lake or a visit to one of the other attractions in the Cookeville area. Let’s look at where to stay and what to do on your next visit:

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Don’t lose your way. Use our maps!

Tennessee State Parks | August 5, 2016 | | Permalink

To help you find and stay on the trails, we have compiled a list of all the maps we have available to the public. These maps are organized by park and neatly packaged on a new page called, “Park Trail Maps”. You can find a link to this new page at the bottom of each individual park’s page and on the “Hiking” section of our site.

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3 backcountry campsites within 100 miles of Nashville

Tennessee State Parks | August 3, 2016 | | Permalink

Sometimes we need to leave the car behind, throw the essentials in a pack and dive deep into the heart of the forest. For those days, for those adventurers, the backcountry campsite represents a secluded oasis in the desert of life. For those of you who need a getaway, here are three backcountry sites within 100 miles of Nashville:

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Annual BRAT tours cyclists through Cumberland region

Tennessee State Parks | August 2, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Cyclists are invited to sign up for the 27th annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) – a week long excursion through the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland region on Sept. 11-17.

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