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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Tennessee State Parks Host After-Thanksgiving Day Hikes

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

Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at all 56 of its parks on Friday, Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving. This is the third year for this event, and one in a series of five statewide hikes throughout the year.

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Honor Veterans Day at Sergeant Alvin C. York State Park

Tennessee State Parks | October 31, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park is hosting a Veterans Day weekend where the highlights will include flyovers by World War I-era aircraft, reenacted trench assaults and a vintage football game.

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Tennessee State Parks Awarded Government Recycler of the Year

Tennessee State Parks | October 21, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

Tennessee State Parks was named the 2016 Government Recycler of the Year at the Tennessee Recycling Coalition’s annual banquet on Oct. 17 in Oak Ridge. 

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day at a Tennessee State Park on Sept. 24

Tennessee State Parks | September 20, 2016 | Park News | Permalink

In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, State Natural Areas and Friends Groups invite the public to take part in ranger-led hikes, volunteer projects and interpretive programs across the state on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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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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