Tennessee State Parks

Upcoming Events

Radnor Lake State Park

Volunteer Day

Join park staff, 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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Fort Pillow State Historic Park

Park Day

Sponsored by the History Channel and the Civil War Preservation Trust, Park Day is a great opportunity to help clean up your favorite Historic Site.

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Edgar Evins State Park

Nature Hike on the Millennium Trail

Join Ranger Mark Taylor for a hike along our popular 2.5 mile Millennium Trail. We will see emerging wildflowers and some early migratory songbirds.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

March 5-Mile March

Attention! About face! March! All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to participate in our monthly five-mile birding battalion!

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Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park

23rd Annual Black Powder Shoot

Join the park staff, the Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation and other visitors to observe a day of competitive black powder shooting matches.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Civil War Preservation Trust Park Day - Volunteer Work Day

Support the preservation of Civil War sites through your service helping out at the Park Day Volunteer Workday.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Kite Day

Join our Friends of Cumberland Mountain for their free Kite Day extravaganza!!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Overmountain Weavers Guild Fibers Show and Sale

Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit with some of the best fiber artists of our region! Demonstrations include weaving, spinning, knitting, natural dyeing and more.

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Roan Mountain State Park

Easter Egg Hunt

Celebrate Spring with this Easter tradition for children ages 10 and younger.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

March Traditional Art 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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South Cumberland State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

March Programs and Activities

In addition to our photography hike and history hike, Rangers have planned a variety of longer treks and volunteer trail work projects for March.

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Long Hunter State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

March Programs and Activities

Join park staff and the Friends of Long Hunter a Spring Star Party, Volunteer Work Day at Sellars Farm and other fun spring programs.

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Frozen Head State Park
Multi-Day

March Programs and Activities

Spring is just around the corner! Join us for guided bird hikes, volunteer trail days a pond life program and much more!

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
Multi-Day

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy Spring Break with a family scavenger hunt.

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Dunbar Cave State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

March Programs and Activities

Did you know Dunbar Cave State Park is also a State Natural Area? Learn more about the natural side of this unique area on one of our many hikes and programs.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day

March Programs and Activities

We have some great programs planned for the weekend of March 27-28. Join us!

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Rock Island State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Guided Wildflower Hikes

Discover the fleeting beauty of spring Wildflowers at Rock Island. This is the last weekend of spring wildflower hikes - make plans to join us!

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy Spring Break with a free family-friendly scavenger hunt.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day

April Traditional Art 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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T.O. Fuller State Park

Youth Running Club

Learn some healthy habits to stay fit in the future with our Youth Running Club!

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South Cumberland State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

April Programs and Activities

We are dedicating April to our Building a Better South Cumberland project! Projects include trail maintenance and trash pickup, but others will include instruction on trial building and trail design.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Ozone Falls Hike

Help us celebrate our State Natural Areas with a hike to beautiful Ozone Falls State Natural Area.

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Standing Stone State Park

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Bring your baskets and be ready for a great afternoon of hunting.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Easter Egg Hunt

Bring your baskets and join the Friends of the Forest for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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T.O. Fuller State Park

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The hunt is on! Bring the family and join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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Paris Landing State Park

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

FUN! FUN! FUN! Bring the family out and join us Easter weekend for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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Fort Pillow State Historic Park

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us at 2 p.m. for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
All Day

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding eggs...let's have fun finding them.

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Rock Island State Park
All Day

Easter Egg Hunt

Campground and cabin guests are invited to enjoy a day full of spring fun, including tie-dye, Easter games, meeting the Easter Bunny and hunting for Easter eggs!

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Easter Weekend

Meet in the Village Green for an Easter egg hunt and crafts for kids on Saturday.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Events of April 1865 Civil War Film Series

join us each Saturday in April as we explore, through film, the events that took place 150 years ago this month. Showtimes at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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David Crockett State Park

Birds of Prey Program

Join Ranger Rachel at Crockett’s Mill Restaurant for a look at some of our Birds of Prey. Remember the restaurant will be serving their Easter lunch, too!

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Easter Egg Hunt

It's time for our popular Easter Egg Hunt.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Pioneer Skills Class - Moccasins

Learn how to make moccasins. This is a basic knowledge class. Supplies included. $ 50 per person. Limit 8 people.

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Standing Stone State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

12th Annual Spring Nature Rally

Join special guests on April 10 & 11, for a fun and educational experience as we take a jaunt through Standing Stone’s wild woods and natural history. Fri. 6-9 p.m. and Sat. 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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South Cumberland State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Trails and Trilliums

A three day festival celebrating waterfalls, woods, wildflowers and wonders.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Trail-less Swamp Tromp

Join us for an adventurous morning of off-trail hiking and exploring the Grassy Lake area, in honor of the TN State Natural Area's Spring Celebration, April 11-19.

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South Cumberland State Park

Big Trees and Big Views at Savage Gulf State Natural Area

Part of TN State Natural Area's Spring Celebration, this rewarding 10-mile trek includes dramatic views and magnificent old-growth pines. Please RSVP.

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Reelfoot Lake State Park

One-Hour Canoe Float

Experience the beauty and serenity of this majestic lake and a variety of bird life on this guided nature float. Floats also offered on April 18.

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Long Hunter State Park
All Day

“This Dang Planet”

Our spring nature festival features nature-themed activities for the entire family.

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Rock Island State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Natural Areas Spring Celebration: Guided Hikes

Guided hikes will examine the natural beauty and historical significance of Bone Cave State Natural Area.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Carter Mansion Celebration and Militia Muster

Join us for two days of history, traditional arts and family fun as we celebrate the oldest frame house in Tennessee, and the historically prominent Carter family.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day

34th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Explore the wildflower rich areas of the park to see many early spring wildflowers and breathtaking views.

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Frozen Head State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

47th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

We invite you to join us on Saturday and Sunday as we take to the trails to explore the beautiful diversity of wildflowers.

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Reelfoot Lake State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Three-Hour Deep Swamp Canoe Float

Join us for a unique adventure! Observe old growth cypress forest, a heron rookery and an eagle nest as we paddle through the cypress swamp. April 11 & 12 and April 18 & 19

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Deep Swamp Canoe Floats at Eagle Lake

We have 12 spots open for this guided canoe float through the Bald Cypress Swamp of Eagle Lake. Floats are offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Physics of Flight Show

Join Bob Tarter and his posse of wildlife for their Physics of Flight show!

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South Cumberland State Park

Trail Building at Carter State Natural Area

We are improving the beloved Buggytop Cave Trail. Please join us for this fun project. Please RSVP by April 10.

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Warriors’ Path State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Spring Nature Festival

Experience the delights of spring nature discovery in the great Tennessee outdoors. Join other nature enthusiasts for a variety of seminars and activities led by professionals and trained naturalists.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Woodland Trail Wildflower Hike

As part of TN State Natural Area's Spring Celebration, this fun wildflower hike also includes views of some of the park's champion trees!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Landscape Seminar & Plant Auction

This is a great opportunity to add new species to your landscape!

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Big Cypress State Park

Boardwalk Nature Hike

Join the park manager for a fun nature walk in honor of Tennessee State Natural Area's Spring Celebration! Please RSVP by April 17.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Johnsonville Union Artillery Garrison Spring Living History Event

The roar of Civil War cannons will again echo through the hollows as the park hosts its annual spring artillery garrison.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Volunteer Trail Day

Spend a rewarding morning helping us get the trail ready for the Byrd Creek Trail Run on May 9. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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South Cumberland State Park

Greeter Falls Hike and Cleanup

We'll take in the beauty of both Greeter Falls and Boardtree Falls while taking out any trash we find. Please join us!

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Panther Creek State Park

Native Gardening Workshop

Our native gardening workshop is sprouting with with gardening techniques and tips, wildflower and butterfly hikes, and native flower and tree plantings.

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Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

2nd Annual Ocowassee Festival

Join us for the 2nd Annual Ocowassee Festival, a spring celebration geared to the whole family - from mushroom farming to beekeeping, tree climbing to backpacking and much more!

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Frozen Head State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

47th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Join us on Sat. and Sun. for the final Wildflower Pilgrimage of the season! Since 1968 nature enthusiasts have been coming to this area to enjoy the amazing wildflower displays.

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Reelfoot Lake State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Three Hour Deep Swamp Canoe Floats

Join us for a unique adventure on April 18 & 19! Observe old growth cypress forest, a heron rookery and an eagle nest as we paddle through the cypress swamp.

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Fort Pillow State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Annual Civil War 150th Anniversary

See what life was like for soldiers during the Civil War. There will be various living history programs and visitors will be able to tour both Union and Confederate encampments.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Deep Swamp Canoe Floats at Eagle Lake

We have 12 spots open for this guided canoe float through the Bald Cypress Swamp of Eagle Lake. Floats are offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Earth Day Volunteer Project

In honor of Earth Day, we are hosting a volunteer day to work on the carillon flower bed and convert it into the butterfly garden. join us!

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Earth Day HIke

This easy to moderate three mile hike offers rock overhangs, wildflowers, a swinging bridge and more. Join us!

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Rock Island State Park
All Day

Earth Day

Join park staff for our annual Earth Day celebration.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
All Day

Earth Day Hike and Volunteer Project

We will take a leisurely hike through the beautiful meadow trails, and then we will give back to nature by enhancing the habitat of our park critters.

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Roan Mountain State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Spring Naturalists’ Rally

For 57 years, lovers of Roan Mountain and its natural wonders have been gathering for this annual event. Sign up for dinner, lectures, hikes, bird watching, viewing the night sky and more!

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Radnor Lake State Park

Volunteer Days

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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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Community Plant Exchange

Out annual plant exchange is a fun way to meet other gardeners and increase your plant collection.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Wildflower Photography Workshop

Ideal for nature photographers, this hike focuses on the picturesque wildflowers and vistas of the plateau.

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