Tennessee State Parks

Upcoming Events

Seven Islands State Birding Park

Sunday Bird Hike

Enjoy the warmer weather, nesting and migrating birds and the beauty of east Tennessee on this morning bird walk.

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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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Port Royal State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

April Programs and Activities

Did you know that Port Royal is designated an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail? Learn more about this unique park on one of our spring hikes!

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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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South Cumberland State Park
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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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Johnsonville State Historic Park
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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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Edgar Evins State Park
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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
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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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Reelfoot Lake State Park
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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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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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Radnor Lake State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center Tours

While still under construction, staff are offering three guided tours of this impressive facility. Sneak peak tours will be on: April 16, April 18 and April 24.

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Warriors’ Path State Park
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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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Reelfoot Lake State Park
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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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Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
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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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