Tennessee State Parks

Upcoming Events

Port Royal State Historic Park

June Programs and Activities

Join the park ranger for a variety of programs and hikes including our popular bird walk. Soaring raptors, singing songbirds and more! June 2-16.

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South Cumberland State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

May Programs and Activities

We have some great programs and hikes planned for May, including a Mother's Day canoe float and a special Buggytop Cave tour!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

May Workshops and Events

Carter Mansion Spring Tours, Traditional Music Jams and many other activities are filling out our May calendar. Join us!

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

May Programs and Activities

Our ranger-led activities feature a variety programs featuring the park landmarks, Tennessee history and black powder rifle fire demonstrations.

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Dunbar Cave State Park
Multi-Day

Dunbar Cave Tours

Guided tours of this unique and beautiful cave are offered May through the end of July.

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Frozen Head State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

May Programs and Activities

Spring is in full swing at Frozen Head State Park! Enjoy ranger-led or self-guided hikes in the rich forests or peaceful strolls to a waterfall.

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Reelfoot Lake State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Scenic Pontoon Boat Tours

What are you doing Memorial Day Weekend? Learn about the history and wonders of Reelfoot Lake on these popular interpretive tours.

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Edgar Evins State Park
Multi-Day

Western Wallflower Week

Join park rangers and the seasonal naturalist for daily boat tours to view a magnificent display of this infrequent Tennessee wildflower.

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Chickasaw State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

May Programs and Activities

Bring out your inner Robin Hood at our archery range, enjoy after-dark paddleboating, meet our King Snake Cleo or just relax! Schedule: May 22-24.

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Pickwick Landing State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Memorial Day Weekend

Join us for a weekend of festive fun, homemade ice cream, hikes and other programs to get your summer off to a great start!

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Fort Pillow State Historic Park
Multi-Day

Memorial Day Weekend at Fort Pillow

We have a great line-up of activities for this holiday weekend! Movies, hikes, a Civil War rifle shooting demonstration and more!

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David Crockett State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Memorial Day Weekend

Movies, museum tours, snake programs, guided hikes and more. Be sure to stop by the restaurant for a delicious meal!

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Roan Mountain State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Memorial Day Weekend

The summer season is here and we are celebrating! Concerts, guided hikes, a trail run, Miller Farmstead tours and much more. Enjoy your weekend at Roan Mountain.

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Radnor Lake State Park

Volunteer Day

Join park staff and Friends of Radnor Lake for an enjoyable morning of volunteer work. Volunteer Days are held the fourth Saturday of each month, except December.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Wildflower Photography Hike

Seven Islands State Birding Park is in full bloom, and as purdy as all get out!

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Edgar Evins State Park

Flag Replacement Ceremony

Flag replacement ceremonies presented by Boy Scout Troop #875 will be held at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

A Day In The Life Of A Union Soldier

During the Civil War, Johnsonville was the site of a Union supply depot. Join us from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a closer look at a soldier's life during this time.

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Montgomery Bell State Park

Music in the Park

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of music at beautiful Montgomery Bell. After the show, head over to the restaurant for a delicious meal.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
All Day

Memorial Day Weekend

Kick-off summer with park staff and our new seasonal interpretive ranger! Our pool opens for the season and activities are planned. The only thing missing is you!

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Summer Band Schedule

Join us on Saturday nights for our summer concert series.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Johnsonville Trails Scavenger Hunt

The hunt is on - it’s National Scavenger Hunt Day! Join us for an afternoon of fun and adventure.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Battle of Johnsonville Walking Tour

This guided walking tour provides a interesting and informative glimpse into Johnsonville's historic past.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Guided Pontoon Boat Trips

Our relaxing guided boat trips are a great way to explore Poplar Tree Lake's beauty and wildlife .Tours are offered through Labor Day and reservations are required.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Guided Deep Swamp Canoe Trips

Join us for a guided tour of Eagle Lake, a mature Bald Cypress swamp, a remote and seldom seen area. Offered through Labor Day. Reservations needed.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
All Day

Pioneer Skills Class - Pioneer Gardening

Learn about Pioneer vegetable and medicinal gardens. Cost is $5. Class limit is 15. All supplies included. Please call the park to sign up.

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Warriors’ Path State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Summer Programs - May

We're hiking to high places, meeting some quacky communicators and reading stories in stone. Please join us! Schedule for May 26 to 30.

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Edgar Evins State Park

Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Trace Creek Cleanup

April showers bring May flowers and creek debris. Help us usher in the summer season as we spiffy up along Trace Creek.

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Edgar Evins State Park

Scorpion Hunt

Did you know that we have scorpions in Tennessee? Join our intrepid ranger for a little nighttime detective work.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day

25th Annual Native American Festival

A two-day celebration of our Native American heritage! Award-winning dancers, storytellers, artists and scholars share their arts, music and legends.

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South Cumberland State Park

Lost Cove Cave Trip

Have fun and adventure naturally, on this Lost Cove Cave trip. There is a small admission fee and reservations are required.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Statehood Day and Vintage Baseball Games

In honor of the state's 219th birthday, we are hosting two vintage baseball games. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the fun!

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Warriors’ Path State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Summer Programs - June

You name it, we have it! Join us for creek walks, night hikes, sunset strolls, archery and visits with our fishy friends and slithering sidekicks. June 1-6.

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Dunbar Cave State Park
All Day

June Programs and Activities

Escape the hustle and bustle and join park staff for a variety of scenic and peaceful nature walks, night hikes and a trail clean-up. June 1-6.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Native Wildflower ID Hike

Raise your hand if you like wildflowers!!! Well, of course you do. Who doesn't love native-pollinator-friendly-honest-to-goodness-Tennessee wildflowers?

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Standing Stone State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Junior Ranger Camp

Young adventurers, ages 7-12 explore the park's fascinating natural world, history and Tennessee's environment and diverse habitats. June 3 - 6. Times TBA.

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T.O. Fuller State Park

2nd Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo

Calling all kids! Grab your fishing poles and join us for fishing fun.

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Roan Mountain State Park

National Trails Day - Diamond Dash Trail Run

Meet at Campground Check-In for an adventurous 5K+ run that celebrates our love of trails.

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Fort Loudoun State Historic Park

Historic Paddle Tour of Tellico Lake

Enjoy paddling? Enjoy history? Enjoy both on our historic canoe float. The seven mile trip features scenic mountain views and the early history of the area.

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Panther Creek State Park

Fishing Rodeo

Calling all kids ages eight to 15! Enjoy a friendly fishing competition in Cherokee Lake in celebration of Tennessee's FREE fishing day.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

National Trails Day - Johnsonville Trail Sampler

Let’s all take a hike out where the air is right, let’s all take a hike and sample the trails at Johnsonville State Historic Park.

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Cove Lake State Park

Wildflower Stroll

Join us on Saturday morning for an enjoyable, one hour walk along the scenic, paved loop trail.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

June Workshops

A traditional art is a skill worth preserving! Through our workshops and wonderful instructors we hope you will find something to learn and keep with you forever.

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Montgomery Bell State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Junior Ranger Camp

Registration opens on Monday, May 18 for our Jr. Ranger Camp. Programs offer children hands-on learning about the natural world around them.

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Burgess Falls State Park
Multi-Day

Junior Ranger Camp

This is camp is FULL. Thank you for signing up!

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Cumberland Mountain State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Junior Ranger Camps

Our Junior Ranger Camps are a great way for your child to learn about nature and the environment through fun and exciting, hands-on activities.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Jr. Ranger Day Camp

It's time for our Jr. Ranger Day Camps! In addition to learning new skills, campers enjoy hiking, canoeing and other fun activities. Registration is required for each camp. Camps are held: June 8-11 and June 22-25.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Junior Ranger Camp

Does your child love history, nature, or just being outside? Are they between the ages of 7 and 12? Then we have an experience they’ll never forget!

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Pioneer Skills Class - Drop Spindle

Learn the basics of spinning wool with a drop spindle. Class limit is eight people, age limit is 12 years and older. Cost is $30. All supplies included.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

Good things come to those who bait, and our annual kid's fishing rodeo is no exception!

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Fort Pillow State Historic Park

Youth Fishing Rodeo

It's Tennessee's Free Fishing Day! All anglers age 12 and younger are invited to join us for the annual fishing rodeo.

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Warriors’ Path State Park

6th Annual Dragonfly Day

Join us from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. for a day of Jewelwings, Sprites and Skimmers! Discover the world of these and other native dragonflies and damselflies.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Appalachian Heritage Fair

Discover the area's unique Appalachian crafts and traditional mountain music at this two day event, that also features a tractor show and local food vendors.

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Burgess Falls State Park
Multi-Day

Mini Ranger Camps

This is the introductory, 2-day camp for younger children ages five to nine. This camp is limited to the first 20 campers who are pre-registered.

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Panther Creek State Park
Multi-Day

Junior Ranger Naturalist Camp

Hey kids! Participate in a variety of environmental, natural and recreational programs including: canoeing, stream stomps, orienteering, water safety and much more.

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Dunbar Cave State Park
Multi-Day

Jr. Ranger Camp

Reservations open May 25 for the 2nd annual Jr. Ranger Camp at Dunbar Cave. Don't delay, RSVP today.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day

Astronomy Weekend

Make plans to attend any or all of our Astronomy Weekends. We will explore constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting.

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Red Clay State Historic Park

Free Summer Concert

What better way to celebrate the last day of spring than by coming to Red Clay and listening to Michael Jacobs, a Cherokee flute and guitar player?

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Roan Mountain State Park
Multi-Day

Rhododendron Festival

A long-standing springtime tradition that hails the blooming of the world-famous Rhododendron Gardens atop Roan Mountain. The festival features crafters, folkway demonstrators, musicians and tasty food!

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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

Archaeoastronomy at Old Stone Fort

Spend an afternoon with archaeologist Mark Norton and learn about the importance of archaeoastronomy at the park and other prehistoric sites.

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Paris Landing State Park
Multi-Day

Junior Ranger Day Camp

It's Jr. Ranger time! Our Jr. Ranger day camp offers kids a better understanding of the outdoors through fun, hands-on experiences and activities.

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Burgess Falls State Park
Multi-Day

Advanced Junior Ranger Camp

This camp is FULL. Thank you for signing up!

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