Tennessee State Parks

Upcoming Events

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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Johnsonville State Historic Park

April Flowers Volunteer Workday

April showers will bring May flowers. To be ready for them, we need your help! Spend a rewarding morning helping us spruce up our Welcome Center!

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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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Long Hunter State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

April Programs and Activities

Your complete guide to April activities, fun and adventure at Long Hunter State Park. Happy Spring!

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

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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Edgar Evins State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

April Programs and Activities

Greet the spring with one of our popular Birds, Blooms and Butterflies Hikes or choose from one of our other fun nature explorations.

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Frozen Head State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

April Programs and Activities

Nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee, Frozen Head is a great destination to discover nature on one of our guided hikes or ranger-led programs.

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Radnor Lake State Park
Multi-Day

Wednesday Bird Walks in April with T.O.S.

The Tennessee Ornithological Society (T.O.S.) will be holding its Spring 2015 Wednesday Bird Walks in April and May.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Weekend Programs

Join us for some fun hikes, wildlife watching and beautiful scenery! View our program schedule for April 24-25

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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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David Crockett State Park
All Day

Weekend Happenings

Join us for a variety of fun and educational program April 25 and April 26.

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Red Clay State Historic Park

Film Screening - The Cherokee Word for Water

Join us Sunday afternoon for this free film that tells the story of the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

38th Annual Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Festival

Join some of the finest botanists, ecologists and naturalists as they present the beauty and uniqueness of this natural rock garden through a variety of activities.

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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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Warriors’ Path State Park
All Day

The Warriors’ Challenge

Paddles up! The first race of the 2015 Southern Stoke Paddle Series is being held at beautiful Warriors' Path.

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Dunbar Cave State Park
All Day

Spring Fling

Join park staff and the Friends of Dunbar Cave for our annual Spring Fling. Hikes, wildlife photography and a special raptor program by SOAR are featured.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
All Day

Grin the Bear Shoot

Join park staff for our second of the year muzzleloader shoot at our range. Rules and regulations apply so please contact us for more information and to sign up.

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Warriors’ Path State Park
All Day

Hikers’ Jamboree at Rocky Fork

Explore Rocky Fork’s unique natural and cultural history with experienced naturalists and guides. Topics and programs include wildflowers, music, hikes and star gazing!

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Radnor Lake State Park
Multi-Day

Wednesday Bird Walks in May with T.O.S.

The Tennessee Ornithological Society (T.O.S.) will be holding its Spring 2015 Wednesday Bird Walks.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Bird Walk with the Lee & Lois Herndon TOS Chapter

Meet other birders and naturalists at 8 a.m. at Sycamore Shoals for a morning of birding during the migratory season.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park
All Day

Byrd Creek Trail Run

Registration is up and ready to go! Tell your friends, family and running enemies!

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Roan Mountain State Park
All Day

Jr. Trout Tournament

Our annual Junior Trout Tournament is a great opportunity to catch The Big One on the scenic Doe River. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Bird Banding

This is a unique opportunity to observe wild birds up close with master bander Mark Armstrong and his troupe of merry banders.

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South Cumberland State Park

Mother’s Day Loop HIke

Mom will love this picturesque guided hike on our two mile loop trail. Magnificent trees, waterfalls and fun await.

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South Cumberland State Park

Mother’s Day Canoe Float

Treat Mom to a relaxing canoe float around Grundy Lakes! The float includes instruction and a guided tour - great for beginners.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day

Tennessee Spring Star Party 2015

Programs range from entry to professional level. Dark sky field viewing will be Friday and Saturday night with alternate bad weather programs.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
All Day

Unsung Hero Film Viewing

Unsung Hero presents an in-depth look at the role horses played during the Civil War. Admission is free. Three screening will be offered, the first is at 11 a.m.

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Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Garrison Weekend

Discover what life was like for the early settlers at Fort Loudoun, the site of one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier. This two-day event begins at 10 a.m. ET.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

21st Annual Siege at Fort Watauga

Hear the rattle of muskets, smell the campfire smoke and see history come to life at the Siege of Fort Watauga. Join us as 200 colonial and Native re-enactors present this dramatic re-enactments.

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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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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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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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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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