8 Adventures for May #TSP80

Tennessee State Parks | April 28, 2017 | | Permalink

Summer is right around the corner, and Tennessee State Parks are there to kick off your summertime funtime. Here are a few of our 80th Anniversary adventures to get you through the month. 

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at one of our eight restaurants

Tennessee State Parks | April 27, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

Mother's Day at Tennessee State Parks

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Pickett State Park Opens New Archaeology Museum and Research Station

Tennessee State Parks | April 25, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

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.

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A Favorite Wildflower

Randy Hedgepath | April 24, 2017 | State Naturalist | Permalink

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. 

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TDEC and Conservation Partners Add 1,058 Acres Near Fiery Gizzard Trail

Tennessee State Parks | April 19, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

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. 

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Is there actually a state park within an hour of every Tennessean?

Tennessee State Parks | April 12, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

A group of seventh-graders tackled this question, and the results might surprise you! 

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TDEC Opens Window Cliffs State Natural Area to the Public

Tennessee State Parks | April 11, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

On Friday, April 7, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) unveiled a new State Natural Area to the public.

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Newly Formed Tennessee State Parks Conservancy Aims to Enhance Statewide Park System

Tennessee State Parks | April 7, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

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.

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