Tennessee State Parks

Upcoming Events

Big Cypress State Park

Fall Festival

This seasonal festival kicks off at 9 a.m. CT and offers a variety of arts and crafts exhibits, interpretive programs, food and live musical entertainment through 3 p.m.

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Edgar Evins State Park

Annual Pontoon Boat Color Cruise Sponsored by the Friends of Edgar Evins

Cruise beautiful Center Hill Lake with the Friends of Edgar Evins. Reservations required.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day

Fall Workshops

Traditional art workshops are offered through November. Instruction includes wet felting, spinning and other fiber arts, primitive trapping and fishing and more.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Traveling Exhibit - Civil War Quilt Show

Drop by the Johnsonville State Historic Park and view the traveling exhibit on the Emancipation Proclamation and Civil War quilt show.

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Radnor Lake State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Harris Ridge Hikes

This series of off-trail hikes highlights the historical and natural features of this 37 acre ridge top. Hike start times vary and reservations are required.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
Multi-Day

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville at Nathan Bedford Forrest

Join us for a special 150th Anniversary Battle of Johnsonville Living History and Commemorative Event.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

150th Anniversary Battle of Johnsonville at Johnsonville

Join us for a special 150th Anniversary Battle of Johnsonville Living History and Commemorative Event.

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Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
Multi-Day

Garrison Weekend

History comes alive - view an 18th century infirmary, soldier’s barracks, commander’s quarters, a blacksmith shop and a Cherokee encampment.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day

Tennessee Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition

The Tennessee Watercolor Society holds biennial exhibitions in one of the five regions of the state showcasing the work of our state’s fine artists who paint in watermedia.

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Dunbar Cave State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

November Programs and Activities

Our November line-up includes bird and history hikes, and a special presentation by Dr. Phil Kemmerly about the park's karst topography. Please join us!

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Harpeth River State Park

Pattison Forge - Narrows of the Harpeth Hike

Enjoy a moderate, one mile hike through the Narrows of the Harpeth. Please RSVP. Part of our winter hike series.

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Harpeth River State Park

Mound Bottom Guided Hike

Part of our winter hike series - join us on Sunday afternoon for a ranger-led hike to view the Mississippian Period Indian Mound Complex. Please RSVP.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Birds of Prey Program with S.O.A.R.

Have you ever seen the majestic bald eagle, hawk, or owl in person? Join us for this lively and informative session presented by Save Our American Raptors.

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Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State Park

Monthly Head of Sequatchie Opening

Enjoy a day at the Head of Sequatchie - a scenic jewel in our park system.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

A Walk In Their Boots

A Veteran's Day celebration, honoring the 240 plus year history of the American soldier. This free event offers displays, encampments and re-enactments.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

North South Skirmish Association Forrest Escort Division Target Competition

An annual fall event, target competitions between living history soldiers dressed in Confederate and Union attire.

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Tims Ford State Park

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

Pickin’ & Grinnin’ is a group of local musicians that get together at our Recreation Hall and play gospel, country and bluegrass music two Saturdays each month.

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