Tennessee State Parks

Upcoming Events

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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Seven Islands State Birding Park

What about Seven Islands?

Want to learn more about this gem of a park? This is a great opportunity to visit with park staff, share stories and laughs and make new friends.

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Long Hunter State Park

Campfire Cookout

A Long Hunter favorite, campfire cookouts are free and open to the public. Join us!

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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
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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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South Cumberland State Park
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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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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
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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
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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
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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
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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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Cumberland Mountain State Park
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May Programs and Activities

Schedule for May 22- May 30

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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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Fall Creek Falls State Park
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May Programs and Activities

Enjoy fun and adventure, Fall Creek Falls style! Take a kayak/canoe tour of the park, venture to the stone bridge or join us for programs galore.

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Roan Mountain State Park
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May Programs and Activities

May 26-31 Program Schedule

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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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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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Warriors’ Path State Park
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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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Standing Stone State Park
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May Programs and Activities

Join us for old time games, spider sniffing, nature hikes and other fun programs and activities. Schedule for May 28-31

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Pickwick Landing State Park
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May Programs and Activities

Your destination for Fun and Adventure, Naturally!

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David Crockett State Park
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May Programs and Activities

Schedule for May 29-31

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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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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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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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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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Discover a Web of Connection Nature Hike

Bring your curiosity and sturdy footwear for an exploration of the natural world.

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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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Cumberland Mountain State Park
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June Programs and Activities

Schedule for May 31-June 6

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
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June Programs and Activities

May 31-June 7. The mountain laurel is blooming, the fish are biting and the waterfalls are sparkling!

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David Crockett State Park
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Junior Ranger Camp

It’s that time of year again! Our popular twilight camp is a safe way to have hands-on fun and adventure with nature, animals, history and park staff

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Warriors’ Path State Park
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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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Paris Landing State Park
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June Programs and Activities

June 1- 13. We're kicking off the warmer weather with volunteer projects, bird hikes and a canoe float. Please join us!

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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 that are offered Wednesday through Sunday during the summer. June 3 - 14.

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South Cumberland State Park
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June Programs and Activities

Your gateway to fun and adventure!

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Dunbar Cave State Park
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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Junior Ranger Camp

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

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Warriors’ Path State Park
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Summer Programs - June

Schedule June 8-13. Programs include ghost stories by a crackling fire, a birds of prey program, tomahawk throws, fossil casting and of course, nature hikes!

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Cumberland Mountain State Park
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Tims Ford State Park
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Jr. Ranger Camp

Our popular Junior Ranger Camp is six days of hands-on fun! Limited to 20 kids. Days are: June 18, 19, 25, 26 and July 1 and 2.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
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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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South Cumberland State Park

Father’s Day Canoe Float

Treat Dad to a relaxing float around the lakes. Ideal for beginners, nature lovers and of course, paddlers! Reservations required.

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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
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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
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Advanced Junior Ranger Camp

This camp is FULL. Thank you for signing up!

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T.O. Fuller State Park
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All Day

Jr. Ranger Camp

Jr. Ranger Camp is a great way for kids to learn new skills, make new friends and discover the world around them while having fun. Register today!

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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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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Pioneer Camp Crockett

Pioneer Camp helps kids understand and experience their Appalachian frontier heritage of the early 1800s. Hands-on fun with archery, tomahawk throwing, fire starting and much more.

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Roan Mountain State Park
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Independence Day Celebration

Roan Mountain State Park commemorates the 4th of July the old-fashioned way with a bicycle parade, traditional field games, checkers tournament, watermelon eating contest and more.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Independence on the Frontier: Militia Muster

Experience the 4th of July, 18th century-style! Walk among historical characters and hear their varied reactions to the Declaration, from fear of war to the hope of a brighter future.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park
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Outdoor Adventure Weekend

Geared to youths 13 years and older, this is a great opportunity to learn about nature and the basics of camping, kayaking, rock climbing and more!

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