Tennessee State Parks

Upcoming Events

Seven Islands State Birding Park

Lunch and Learn at the Tuckahoe

Meet Ranger Nick for a little local flavor, some local lore and hear-say. And lunch!

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
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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
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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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David Crockett State Park
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Run with a Ranger

Our Couch to 5K running/walking plan is a great way to get outdoors and get in shape. Program runs through the end of July.

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Reelfoot Lake State Park
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Scenic Pontoon Boat Tours

Looking for something unique and different to do? Learn about the history and wonders of Reelfoot Lake on these popular interpretive tours.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
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Summer Band Schedule

Join us on Saturday nights for our summer concert series.

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Edgar Evins State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Summer is special at Edgar Evins. Warm water, fresh air, night hikes and lots of fun programs.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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History at Home

History at Home is a unique series of educational, family activities and tours that are offered Wednesday through Sunday during the summer.

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South Cumberland State Park
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July Programs and Activities

This month is packed full of fun. Ideal for beginners-rappelling the cliffs at Foster Falls. Looking for something calmer? Try our night sky programs or volunteer on a park clean-up!

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Cumberland Mountain State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Creek crawls, star gazing, and a variety of water recreation opportunities await!

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Summer vacation time is here and what a great place to spend it!

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Panther Creek State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Splash into summer at Panther Creek! We have canoe floats, music, crafts, geology hikes, creek stomps and so much more. Join us!

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Frozen Head State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Cool off from the summer heat at Frozen Head! Take a cool creek walk or stroll through the shaded forest. Dog hikes, history hikes, volleyball and so much more.

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Long Hunter State Park
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July Programs and Activities

We're kicking off the holiday weekend with a variety of games and hikes. Bring a picnic and relax in the sun!

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Dunbar Cave State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Summer is here and so is our summer programming! Bird hikes, cave tours, volunteer opportunities and so much more.

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Port Royal State Historic Park
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July Programs and Activities

Looking for something different to do? Head over to Port Royal, an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail!

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Standing Stone State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Summer is here! Fresh air, nature hikes, campfire cobbler...it doesn't get much better. Please join us.

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David Crockett State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Canoe floats, Trail of Tears sunset hikes, museum tours and more. Don't forget to cool off at the Crockett Mill restaurant with a tall iced tea!

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Reelfoot Lake State Park
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All Day

Lily Pad Canoe Tours

Refresh your senses! Our lily pad canoe floats on placid Reelfoot Lake are offered during July.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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July Workshops

Ever wanted to learn how to make an Atlatl? Sign up for this hands-on workshop.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Park staff offer a variety of historical and nature hikes, a unique volunteer clean-up and lots of fun and games! Please join us.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Located in the heart of Nashville, the park is a destination for locals and visitors. Come visit and see why!

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Rock Island State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Seasonal Ranger Carl has a great line-up of summer fun planned, including a great way to beat the July heat.

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Tims Ford State Park
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July Activities and Programs

Evening canoe floats, night hikes and the morphology of Tims Ford!

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Rocky Fork State Park
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July Activities and Programs

Schedule for July 16-31. Join the park ranger for lumberjack games, night hikes, sunrise photography hikes and more!

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Tims Ford State Park
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14-Week Backpacking Series

This hands-on series covers all the info necessary to successfully plan an overnight backpacking trip. Led by experienced rangers, series includes classroom time and hiking.

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Roan Mountain State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Did you know that the Southern Appalachian Mountains have more tree species than all of Europe combined? Join us to learn more!

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Paris Landing State Park
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July/August Programs and Activities

Take advantage of the rich natural beauty and our many interpretive programs.

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Harrison Bay State Park
Multi-Day

Spirit of America Youth Boating Camp

This week-long boating summer camp is a great way for kids to earn their boaters education certificate and gain hands-on experience with many types of watercraft.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

13th Annual Elizabethton Butterfly Count

Meet naturalist Don Holt at 9 a.m. for this day-long winged adventure across town. Come for all or part of the day.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Gardening Series with Ben Hunter

Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences and techniques for growing the garden of your dreams! Each program meets in the park Community Room from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Chickasaw State Park

Snakes!

Did you know king snakes can kill and eat venomous snakes? Meet Cleo the king snake and learn more about these amazing reptiles.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Chickasaw State Park

Birds of Prey Program

Barred owls are often called hoot owls, rain owls or wood owls. We call ours, Chester. Come and learn more about Chester and Henry, the red-tailed hawk.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Civil War Film Screening and Reception

Film premier and reception at 6 pm for Appomattox: With Malice Toward None.

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South Cumberland State Park

Twilight Hike to Saddlehorn Overlook

Join Ranger Park at the Foster Falls parking lot for this easy out and back 3 mile hike to Saddlehorn Overlook.

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David Crockett State Park

Glow in the Park 5K and Back to School Dash

Everyone is invited to participate in the Glow in the Park 5K and a Back To School Dash at the park.

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Henry Horton State Park
All Day

Farmers Market

The Henry Horton Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 AM – 12 PM in the picnic loop of the park through October 31st. Buy local, buy fresh. Produce, jams, honey and more!

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Panther Creek State Park
Multi-Day

August Programs and Activities

Canoeing, crafts, nature hikes and the 17th annual Trojan Trek 5K.

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South Cumberland State Park
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August Programs and Activities

Park rangers lead a variety of hikes this month including Hiking through History and our popular Investigative Hiking Series.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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August Programs and Workshops

Summer may be winding down, but not our August workshops!

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Cumberland Mountain State Park
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August Programs and Activities

Boating on Byrd Lake, nature hikes, creek crawls - join us!

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South Cumberland State Park

Lost Cove Cave Hike

If you have never been wild caving or if you have but are looking for something spectacular, then join Ranger Park on this great introductory course in caving.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Chickasaw State Park

Brewer’s Cabin Tours

Tours of historic Brewer's Cabin offer visitors a glimpse into life during the 1800s.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Multi-Day

Vintage Base Ball Games in August

Grab your lawn chair and join us for a vintage base ball double-header!

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Warriors’ Path State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Summer in the Park August

It's the last week of Summer in the Park! Don't miss these fun, family-friendly activities led by Ben, Will and Marty.

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Indian Mountain State Park

Bash to School Bash

This annual event is a great opportunity for school age children to pick-up free school supplies and meet members of the local law enforcement community.

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Standing Stone State Park
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August Programs and Activities

Are we on the Cumberland Plateau or the HIghland Rim? What is the name of those tiny fossils? Join us for a variety of programs to find the answers!

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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South Cumberland State Park

Astronomy

Explore the vastness and wonder of the night sky with Ranger Park.

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Chickasaw State Park

Snakes!

Did you know king snakes can kill and eat venomous snakes? Meet Cleo the king snake and learn more about these amazing reptiles.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Chickasaw State Park

Birds of Prey Program

Barred owls are often called hoot owls, rain owls or wood owls. We call ours, Chester. Come and learn more about Chester and Henry, the red-tailed hawk.

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Frozen Head State Park

35th Annual Heritage Day Festival

Heritage Day is a celebration of the music and crafts of traditional Appalachian and Cumberland Mountain culture.

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Harrison Bay State Park

Star Parties

Ideal for for amateur and professional astronomers as well as anyone interested in astronomy.

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Henry Horton State Park
All Day

Farmers Market

The Henry Horton Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 AM – 12 PM in the picnic loop of the park through October 31st. Buy local, buy fresh. Produce, jams, honey and more!

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
All Day

Civil War Film Series

The Battle of Franklin: Five Hours in the Valley of Death. Screening at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

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Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

1760: Cherokee Victory at Fort Loudoun

Historic Fort Loudoun, one of the earliest British fortifications on the western front comes alive with 18th century life at our monthly Garrison Weekend.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day

9th Bi-Annual Newell Hendershot Watermedia Exhibition

Don’t miss this unique show which comes to us once every two years!

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Chickasaw State Park

Brewer’s Cabin Tours

Tours of historic Brewer's Cabin offer visitors a glimpse into life during the 1800s.

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South Cumberland State Park

Summer Trail Days

Flex your Tennessee volunteer muscle by helping with a major trail reroute along the Fiery Gizzard Trail.

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South Cumberland State Park

Summer Trail Days

Flex your Tennessee volunteer muscle by helping with a major trail reroute along the Fiery Gizzard Trail.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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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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Chickasaw State Park

Snakes!

Did you know king snakes can kill and eat venomous snakes? Meet Cleo the king snake and learn more about these amazing reptiles.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Chickasaw State Park

Birds of Prey Program

Barred owls are often called hoot owls, rain owls or wood owls. We call ours, Chester. Come and learn more about Chester and Henry, the red-tailed hawk.

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Henry Horton State Park
All Day

Farmers Market

The Henry Horton Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 AM – 12 PM in the picnic loop of the park through October 31st. Buy local, buy fresh. Produce, jams, honey and more!

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
All Day

Civil War Film Series

Kennesaw: One Last Mountain. Screenings at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Crockett Days

Explore living history demonstrations depicting life on the frontier, activities, workshops, kid’s games, crafts, period food and music. All activities highlight early Pioneer life in Tennessee.

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South Cumberland State Park

Lost Cove Cave Hike

If you have never been wild caving or if you have but are looking for something spectacular, then join Ranger Park on this great introductory course in caving.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Chickasaw State Park

Brewer’s Cabin Tours

Tours of historic Brewer's Cabin offer visitors a glimpse into life during the 1800s.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Pioneer Skills Class - Candle Making

Learn how to make candles the pioneer way down at the Cabin. Class limit is 15, cost is $5. All supplies are included. Kids 5 and under will need a guardian.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Big Ridge State Park

34th Annual Big Ridge Bluegrass Festival

Join us in a time-honored tradition celebrating the rich musical heritage of East Tennessee. Ten area bands will be offering up the finest live Bluegrass and Old-time music for you to enjoy.

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Rocky Fork State Park

Nature Photography Seminar

Spend the day immersed in the rich natural beauty of wild, scenic Rocky Fork State Park, the perfect location to sharpen your photographic skills.

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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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Chickasaw State Park

Snakes!

Did you know king snakes can kill and eat venomous snakes? Meet Cleo the king snake and learn more about these amazing reptiles.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Chickasaw State Park

Birds of Prey Program

Barred owls are often called hoot owls, rain owls or wood owls. We call ours, Chester. Come and learn more about Chester and Henry, the red-tailed hawk.

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Henry Horton State Park
All Day

Farmers Market

The Henry Horton Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 AM – 12 PM in the picnic loop of the park through October 31st. Buy local, buy fresh. Produce, jams, honey and more!

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
All Day

Civil War Film Series

River of Death. Screenings at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Chickasaw State Park

Brewer’s Cabin Tours

Tours of historic Brewer's Cabin offer visitors a glimpse into life during the 1800s.

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South Cumberland State Park

Astronomy

Please bring water and plenty of questions as we explore the night sky.

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South Cumberland State Park

Summer Trail Days

Flex your Tennessee volunteer muscle by helping with a major trail reroute along the Fiery Gizzard Trail.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

View details
Chickasaw State Park

Snakes!

Did you know king snakes can kill and eat venomous snakes? Meet Cleo the king snake and learn more about these amazing reptiles.

View details
Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

View details
Chickasaw State Park

Birds of Prey Program

Barred owls are often called hoot owls, rain owls or wood owls. We call ours, Chester. Come and learn more about Chester and Henry, the red-tailed hawk.

View details
South Cumberland State Park

Twilight Hike to Saddlehorn Overlook

Join Ranger Park at the Foster Falls parking lot for this easy out and back 3 mile hike to Saddlehorn Overlook.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Night Hike

The night time is the right time at Seven Islands for witnessing lightning bugs, frogs and the night birds as they awaken for their shift.

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Henry Horton State Park
All Day

Farmers Market

The Henry Horton Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 AM – 12 PM in the picnic loop of the park through October 31st. Buy local, buy fresh. Produce, jams, honey and more!

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
All Day

Civil War Film Series

Shiloh: Fiery Trial. Screenings at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

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South Cumberland State Park

Lost Cove Cave Hike

If you have never been wild caving or if you have but are looking for something spectacular, then join Ranger Park on this great introductory course in caving.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Cave Hike

Ranger-led tours/hikes of Dunbar Cave are offered during the summer months. Reservations are required.

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Chickasaw State Park

Brewer’s Cabin Tours

Tours of historic Brewer's Cabin offer visitors a glimpse into life during the 1800s.

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