State Parks to Host Student Volunteers on Tennessee Promise Saturday

Tennessee State Parks | June 6, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, June 24.

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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Coming to Tennessee

Tennessee State Parks | June 6, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

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.

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7 Adventures for June #TSP80

Tennessee State Parks | May 26, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

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. 

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Tennessee State Parks Among Finalists for National Gold Medal Award

Tennessee State Parks | May 26, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

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. 

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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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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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Easter Feasts and Fun

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

Looking for a way to spend Easter weekend? We have activities and dining specials that are perfect for the whole family. 

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Join us for our 2017 Spring Hikes!

Tennessee State Parks | March 8, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

Tennesse State Parks are hosting the 2017 Spring Hikes on Saturday, March 18th. Get outside and welcome spring at one of our 56 hikes across the state! 

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Tennessee State Parks Receives TNCPE Interest Award

Tennessee State Parks | March 8, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

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.

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The Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) presents The Horton 100

Tennessee State Parks | March 3, 2017 | 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 22-23.

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Backcountry Camping Fees at Frozen Head State Park Will Support Trails

Tennessee State Parks | February 14, 2017 | Park News | Permalink

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.

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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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