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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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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Bledsoe Creek State Park Home to New Heritage Interpretation Facility

Tennessee State Parks | July 16, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

The Middle Tennessee History Coalition (MTHC) and Bledsoe Creek State Park are pleased to announce the addition of an 18th century trade cabin display to the Tennessee History Trail at Bledsoe Creek State Park. The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the display on Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

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Staying safe while trying to “catch ‘em all”

Tennessee State Parks | July 15, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Over the last week, we’ve had quite a few new visitors to our parks. As gamers across the state have embraced Pokémon Go, our parks have seen an increase in visitors trying to “catch ‘em all”. We think it’s great that an augmented reality game can connect new visitors to the natural beauty and cultural resources in Tennessee State Parks. 

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State Parks to Host Student Volunteers on TN Promise Saturday

Tennessee State Parks | July 11, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, July 23.

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National Trails Day Gets a Rainy Welcome in Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee State Parks | June 8, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

National Trails Day took place on Saturday, June 4th in all 56 Tennessee State Parks. Despite rainy weather, we had hundreds of brave participants who hiked, kayaked, ran, built trails, rappelled, beautified our trail systems, and learned about the history of our parks!

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5 things to do near Roan Mountain State Park

Tennessee State Parks | June 7, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Roan Mountain State Park is one of the most striking and beautiful places in Tennessee. The park sits at the base of Roan Mountain, which at 6,258’ is one of the highest peaks on the Appalachian Trail. Because of its natural beauty, Roan Mountain is a bucket list destination for any outdoor enthusiast, and Roan Mountain State Park is the perfect staging ground for your trip. Here are 5 things you can do on your next trip.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park Opens New Restaurant Patio for the Summer

Tennessee State Parks | June 3, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Cumberland Mountain State Park celebrated the opening of a new restaurant patio with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 27.

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5 More National Trails Day Hikes

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

The sense of arrival draws many people to hiking. It's that bend in the trail where the trees clear to an expansive overlook, the tapestry of the canyon below unraveling before your eyes. It's the sound of rushing water and the misty feeling of the air that comes with an approaching waterfall. Even before you can see it, your senses of touch, smell, taste, and hearing tell you of its presence. Fortunately, we have 1,100 miles of adventures in Tennessee that can deliver the sense of arrival, satisfaction and engagement that you crave. Come enjoy the beauty of a walk in the woods with us on June 4 as we celebrate National Trails Day at our 56 state parks.

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5 things to do near Pickwick Landing

Tennessee State Parks | June 1, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Looking for some relief from the summer heat? Sometimes the best therapy for a southern summer is a trip to the lake, and what better place to start than Pickwick Landing. Here's are five things to do in and around the park on your next visit.

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5 Unique Hikes for National Trails Day

Tennessee State Parks | May 27, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Looking for a place to hike on National Trails Day? Whether by boat or by rope, these 5 unique hikes will not disappoint. 

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State Parks Hosting National Trails Day Hikes

Tennessee State Parks | May 25, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 4. The variety of ranger-led hikes will include historical tours, waterfall viewing, trail building and much more. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved paths to rugged backcountry trails to scenic waterways, there’s a hike for everyone.

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Tennessee State Parks Asks Public Not to Move Firewood

Tennessee State Parks | May 18, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy, is advising the public of a new policy regarding bringing firewood into parks.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park Receives Award for Historical Exhibit

Tennessee State Parks | May 12, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Cumberland Mountain State Park received an “Award of Distinction” from the East Tennessee Historical Society at their Annual Meeting on May 3, 2016.

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Tennessee State Parks Team Up with Tennessee Titans for Day of Play

Tennessee State Parks | May 10, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Tennessee Titans, will be hosting the first ever “Play 60 Day in the Park” at Long Hunter State Park on May 21. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Improvements to Park Honor Anniversary of Great War

Tennessee State Parks | April 12, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks leaders, along with many community members, recently honored the anniversary of World War I at Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park. Attendees included members of Sergeant York’s family, who participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce recent building improvements at the Park.

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Annual Spring Hikes Take Bloom Across Tennessee

Tennessee State Parks | March 22, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks hosted their annual Spring Hike on Saturday, March 19th!

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Two-Day Bike Ride Planned at Henry Horton State Park

Tennessee State Parks | March 1, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Henry Horton State Park is proud to host The Horton 100, the annual springtime Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) event on April 23-24. Participants can enjoy riding approximately 50 miles each day through some of Middle Tennessee’s most beautiful areas in Marshall and Maury Counties. Riders will begin and end each day at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill. 

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TSP Challenges Families to Get Outside for Prizes

Tennessee State Parks | February 11, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Visit parks. Complete Challenges. Earn Points. Win Prizes!

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Plant a Tree for the Future at 50K Tree Day

Tennessee State Parks | February 11, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

We would like to invite you to participate in the second annual 50K Tree Day on February 27, 2016. The goal is to have people from all 95 counties in Tennessee plant 50,000 new trees.

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