South Cumberland State Park Recognized for Best in Resource Management Statewide

Tennessee State Parks | January 31, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized South Cumberland State Park for Excellence in Resource Management for park staff’s work to improve trails, combat invasive pests and provide richer recreation experiences for visitors over the past year.

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Long Hunter State Park Honored for Literacy Project-2016

Tennessee State Parks | January 31, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Long Hunter State Park for Excellence in Innovation for park staff’s demonstrated ability to improve the park through new ideas. The innovative project Long Hunter accomplished in 2016 was the Reading Ranger Story Trail, which combines outdoor recreation and literacy for children and families.

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Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park Recognized for Best in Interpretation Statewide

Tennessee State Parks | January 31, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park for Excellence in Interpretation for park staff’s ability to provide high quality activities and tours centered around the park’s World War I history.

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Roan Mountain State Park Named 2016 ‘Park of the Year’

Tennessee State Parks | January 31, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Roan Mountain State Park as the 2016 Park of the Year for its demonstrated excellence in innovation, sustainability, interpretation, resource management and fiscal responsibility.

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Valentine’s Specials 2017

Tennessee State Parks | January 30, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

Romance is in the air at Tennessee State Parks. From delicious buffets  and romantic getaways, state parks are offering an assortment of sweet deals on Feb. 10th, Feb. 11th and/or  Feb. 14th, 2017.

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Icy Beauty

Randy Hedgepath | January 26, 2017 | State Naturalist | Permalink

Winter can be dark and grey but certain conditions can present you with incredible scenic wonders. A string of days with temperatures below freezing can build fairyland castles around waterfalls. 

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