Fall Creek Falls State Park has expanded its environmental sustainability efforts this summer thanks to a partnership with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful, to provide 30 recycling bins throughout the park for visitor use.
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 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.
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.
Henry Horton State Park is proud to host The Horton 100, the annual springtime Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) event on April 22-23.
Beginning April 1, 2017, reservations will be required for all 10 backcountry campsites at Frozen Head State Park in Morgan County. The modest fees will go towards campsite and trail maintenance and improvements, ensuring every experience lives up to a visitors’ expectations.
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.
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.