Upcoming Events

Rocky Fork State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

2nd Annual Hikers’ Jamboree

A festival celebrating Rocky Fork’s cultural and natural histories, led by trained naturalists and academics in the field.

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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Atlatl Days 2016

Join Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park for three days of atlatl fun.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Tennessee Spring Star Party 2016

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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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Byrd Creek Trail Run

Registration is open!

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Roan Mountain State Park

Jr. Trout Tournament

Kids ages six to 15 get a chance to catch The Big One and win prizes.

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Volunteer Days

Cedars of Lebanon State Park hosts Volunteer Days on the first Saturday of each month.

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David Crockett State Park

Volunteer Work Day

Would you like to make a positive and lasting impression on your community? Become an official member of the park's volunteer trail crew!

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Warriors’ Path State Park

1st Annual Geocaching Adventure

A day of fun-filled activities including a Cache In-Trash Out, Meet and Greet and discover new park caches.

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State Natural Area

Wilson School Road Forest and Cedar Glade

This is a great opportunity to enjoy and learn about this unique natural area with knowledgeable guides.

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Panther Creek State Park

Sunset Hike

You won't want to miss the spectacular views of the evening sunset.

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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.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Banding at Seven Islands

Banding sessions provide fascinating opportunities to get up close and personal with wild birds and Seven Islands is proud to share this one-of-a-kind experience with park visitors.

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South Cumberland State Park

Mother’s Day Jaunt

With extra consideration for moms, this six mile hike is a great way to honor mom and the great outdoors at Savage Gulf.

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Panther Creek State Park

Edible Hike

There is always something to eat in the woods, why not come out and learn what's available?

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Panther Creek State Park

Snakes of Tennessee

Slither on down to the Ranger Station and join Ranger Shaun as we discuss the importance of our often misunderstood reptile friends.

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Multiple Parks
All Day

Special Mother’s Day Dining and Lodging Options

Give Mom the gift of your time and share a delicious meal at one of our eight restaurants.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Global Big Day

Please join us for a Global Big Day Hike led by Friends of Seven Islands State Birding Park President, Morton Massey. Morton will be leading the charge as we try to find and ID as many birds as possible.

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Warriors’ Path State Park

Weekly Outdoor Wonder Wanders - “W.O.W.W.”

Join a park ranger for our weekly nature ramble. Each week we will explore the world around us as we wander in the wonder of the natural world.

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Panther Creek State Park

Music in the Park

Join us every Thursday for some toe-tapping fun at the Spoone Pavilion.

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South Cumberland State Park

Stone Door Hike

The Great Stone Door is one of the most stunning overlooks in the state and provides views across all of the Savage Gulf State Natural Area.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Bird Walk with the Lee & Lois Herndon TOS Chapter

Meet other birders and naturalists for a morning of birding during the migratory season.

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South Cumberland State Park

Foster Falls Trail Work Day

Come help us restore and protect this special place!

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T.O. Fuller State Park

Volunteer Day at T.O. Fuller

Please join us the second Saturday of each month for a variety of park improvement projects.

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Pickett State Park

Pogue Creek Canyon - New Trail Debut Hike

The last few years Pickett State Park rangers and volunteers have been working hard to develop additional access deep into one of Tennessee’s premier state natural areas.

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Red Clay State Historic Park

Lecture: The Battle of Red Clay

Dr. Brett Riggs, from WCU, will be discussing the round-up of Creek refugees in North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Panther Creek State Park

Volunteer Day

The Friends of Panther Creek and the Ranger staff need your hands and feet for a volunteer effort to repair some of our muti-use trails. Please join us!

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Panther Creek State Park

Afternoon Canoe Float

Canoe floats are now in season! Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Cherokee Lake. $5 holds a boat for two adults and two kids.

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Tims Ford State Park

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

Everyone is welcome and please feel free to bring your own instrument and play or just sing along.

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Henry Horton State Park

Glow in the Park 5K

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to run! All proceeds go to the Rebuild the Mill project, sponsored by the Friends of Henry Horton.

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Edgar Evins State Park
All Day

Volunteer Work Day

Help out and have fun at the Volunteer Work Day and Cookout.

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Long Hunter State Park

Luminosity Night Fishing

We will do a little night fishing from a normally prohibited area in the park.

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Warriors’ Path State Park

Weekly Outdoor Wonder Wanders - “W.O.W.W.”

Join a park ranger for our weekly nature ramble. Each week we will explore the world around us as we wander in the wonder of the natural world.

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Panther Creek State Park

Music in the Park

Join us every Thursday for some toe-tapping fun at the Spoone Pavilion.

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Rocky Fork State Park

Volunteer Day at Rocky Fork

Join park staff for a variety of projects from trail improvements to stream clean-up. We look forward to seeing you!

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Volunteer Day

Participants will assist park staff with various park projects that are underway. We appreciate your help!

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Natural Areas Conservation and Management Walking Tour

The Vesta Cedar Glade is a prime example of the rare cedar glade ecosystem that is restricted to Middle Tennessee.

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Roan Mountain State Park

Historic Trail Hike - Roaring Creek, NC to Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area

This popular hike is a walk in the footsteps of the common men and women who gave us all our liberty.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park

Track your Hike on Virgin Falls State Natural Area

Have you ever wanted to use your phone or a GPS unit to navigate in the outdoors and collect information from the trails you’ve actually walked? This day hike will show you how.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Union Infantry Garrison Spring Living History Event

The roar of Civil War muskets will again echo through the hollows of Johnsonville State Historic Park as the park hosts its annual spring infantry garrison.

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Big Cypress Tree State Park

Plant Identification Workshop

Gain insight on how an ecologist and/or botanist looks at a forest and learn to recognize many of the plants found in the forest.

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Long Hunter State Park

Play 60 in the Park

Join us for Play 60 in the Park - Playing Throughout History in celebration of National Kids to Parks Day.

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Panther Creek State Park

Tree ID Hike

Join Ranger Shaun for an in-depth look at how to identify native trees in our area.

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Harrison Bay State Park
All Day

Full Moon Fitness

Throughout 2016 Harrison Bay State Park will be offering Full Moon Fitness events - a series of fun, ranger-led opportunities to hike, mountain bike, canoe and other exciting activities.

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Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Garrison Weekend

Make plans to arrive early and stay all day! This weekend of historic re-enactment kicks off with a roll-call summoning the soldiers to their posts.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day

22nd Annual Siege at Fort Watauga

It is the summer of 1776 and the Watauga settlement is at war. Join us as 200 colonial and Native American re-enactors present this dramatic living history event.

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Edgar Evins State Park
Multi-Day

NATIVE AMERICAN POW WOW

Two days of drumming and singing exhibition, intertribal dances, demonstrations, storytelling, Native Sisters Foods, artisans and vendors.

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Panther Creek State Park

Canoe Floats at Noon

Canoe floats are now in season! Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Cherokee Lake. $5 holds a boat for two adults and two kids.

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South Cumberland State Park

​Natural Bridge Geology

Meet Ranger Park at the Sewanee Natural Bridge for a short walk to learn the fascinating natural history of our beautiful region. Come prepared with plenty of questions!

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Edgar Evins State Park
Multi-Day

Western Wallflower Tours

Daily boat tours to view a magnificent display of this infrequent wildflower!

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Panther Creek State Park

Music in the Park

Join us every Thursday for some toe-tapping fun at the Spoone Pavilion.

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave Tours

Guided tours of this unique and beautiful cave are offered Memorial Day Weekend. Additional summer dates TBA.

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Roan Mountain State Park

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Corklickers

This local Beech Mountain, North Carolina bluegrass group has been entertaining folks in the Southern Appalachian Highlands area for decades!

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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

Crockett Cemetery Cleanup Volunteer Workday

Help out as we work to clean up the historic Crockett Cemetery for Memorial Day.

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Long Hunter State Park

Couchville Spring Bioblitz

This is an excellent event for families, students, amateurs and professionals alike and all levels of identification skills and backgrounds are encouraged to join.

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Roan Mountain State Park

Afternoons at the Farmstead: T.V. Barnett and his Roan Mountain Moonshiners

The Miller Farmstead provides the perfect setting for some old-time music and traditional fiddle tunes.

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Panther Creek State Park

Summer Kickoff Party

It’s time to break out the flippy floppies, tha tannin’ oil and the swim suit!

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South Cumberland State Park

Sycamore Falls Hike

Join Ranger Park for a moderate hike to marvel at the wonders of the Fiery Gizzard. The trail winds through lush forests and beneath beautiful sandstone formations.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Period Pastimes

Spend the afternoon enjoying toys, games, and other period pastimes from the Civil War era.

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Tims Ford State Park

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

Everyone is welcome and please feel free to bring your own instrument and play or just sing along.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Battle of Johnsonville Walking Tour

Join us for an early evening walking tour of the Civil War Battle of Johnsonville.

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Roan Mountain State Park

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: T.V. Barnett and his Roan Mt. Moonshiners

These local favorites from right here in Roan Mountain always provide a toe-tappin’ good time with their old-time music and rousing fiddle tunes.

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Roan Mountain State Park

Afternoons at the Farmstead: Flint Knapping with Bob Estep

Learn some old-time skills first hand from this talented flint knapper, and enjoy an educational exhibit of Native American artifacts and handicrafts.

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Panther Creek State Park

Owl Prowl

Have you ever wanted to see an owl? Meet Ranger Jammie in the campground and lets see if we can call one or two near enough to observe them.

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Edgar Evins State Park
All Day

Memorial Day Weekend

Hey campers! We are kicking off the Memorial Day weekend and having a Campsite Decoration Contest.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Memorial Day Weekend

Join us for the summer kick-off!

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave Tours

Guided tours of this unique and beautiful cave are offered Memorial Day Weekend. Additional summer dates TBA.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Guided Pontoon Boat Trips

Need a break? Escape on a relaxing pontoon tour of Poplar Tree Lake; close to Memphis but a world away. Tours at 10 AM and 2 PM.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Live Raptor Programs

These are wonderful opportunities to view these fascinating birds up close and to learn how they live and how to identify them.

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Panther Creek State Park

Ultimate Frisbee!

Join Ranger Shaun to learn the basics of Ultimate Frisbee and then we can test our skills in a pick up game!

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

The Union Uniform From Head to Toe

The Civil War soldier’s uniform is like a puzzle. Join us as we discuss the parts of the Federal uniform piece by piece and then put them all together to dress a soldier for duty.

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South Cumberland State Park

Savage Falls Hike

The destination is Savage Falls for this four mile round-trip hike.This 30-foot waterfall never disappoints.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Period Pastimes

Spend the afternoon enjoying toys, games, and other period pastimes from the Civil War era.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Live Reptile Programs

It is our ambition to teach about native wildlife in order to ingrain respect and alleviate fears. Join us at the nature center for a fun learning experience!

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Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave Tours

Guided tours of this unique and beautiful cave are offered Memorial Day Weekend. Additional summer dates TBA.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

The Town of Johnsonville Walking Tour

Go in search of the 1940’s history of Old Johnsonville. We’ll visit sites related to the town era history of Johnsonville on this ranger-led, easy, ½ mile walk.

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Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Junior Ranger Archaeology Camp

Save the date for our Junior Ranger Archaeology Camp.

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Pickett State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Junior Ranger Camp

It's summer, and that means it's Junior Ranger time!

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Thursday Night Movie

Thursday night movies!

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Roan Mountain State Park

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: HawkBaby

These local musicians will rock Roan Mountain with their hard-driving sounds and youthful intensity.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day
All 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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Norris Dam State Park

Explore the Brand New Chucmore Trail

Join Norris Dam for the National Trails Day midnight hike!

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Radnor Lake State Park

Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center Hike

Join us for a National Trails Day hike to the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center!

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Blazing Trails

Join the Seven Islands Park Rangers for a hike in celebration of National Trail Day!

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Long Hunter State Park

Sellers Farm Work Day

Hike this pre-historic village for National Trails Day!

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David Crockett State Park

National Trails Day Work Day

Come help us build new trail for National Trails Day!

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Dunbar Cave State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Celebrate National Trails Day at Dunbar Cave!

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Volunteer Days

Cedars of Lebanon State Park hosts Volunteer Days on the first Saturday of each month.

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Harpeth River State Park

Narrows of the Harpeth History Hike

Celebrate National Trails Day with Harpeth River State Park!

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Big Cypress Tree State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike at Big Cypress Tree!

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Standing Stone State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Join Standing Stone for a hike in celebration of National Trails Day!

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Montgomery Bell State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Hike on the Jim Bailey Trail!

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Burgess Falls State Park

River Trail Hike

Take a waterfall hike for National Trails Day!

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Chickasaw State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike around Lake Placid!

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Paris Landing State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Help us celebrate National Trails Day by coming out and hiking our new 3 mile trail!

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Booker T. Washington State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Join us for a National Trails Day Hike along Lake Chickamauga!

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Cedars Glades Hike

Celebrate National Trails Day with Cedars of Lebanon State Park!

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Natchez Trace State Park

Giving Back for National Trails Day

Celebrate National Trail Day by giving back to the park and doing some light trail work!

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Cummins Falls State Park

Waterfall Hike

Hike along the Blackburn Fork Scenic River for National Trails Day!

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Fort Pillow State Historic Park

National Trails Day Hike

Hike to the fort for National Trails Day!

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Fall Creek Falls State Park

National Trails Day Rock Hop

Hike Cane Creek Gorge for National Trails Day!

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Cove Lake State Park

Hike to the Devil’s Racetrack

Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike to the top of Devil's Racetrack

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Pickett State Park

Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Hike

Hike Pogue Creek Canyon for National Trails Day!

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South Cumberland State Park

National Trails Day - Trail Building

Flex your Tennessee volunteer muscle by helping with a major trail reroute along the Fiery Gizzard Trail to celebrate National Trails Day!

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Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State Park

North Chickamauga Creek Cruise

Spend National Trails Day at the Cumberland Trail!

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Warriors’ Path State Park

Wahoo & Darwin’s Hike

Did you know that Warriors' Path is home to a National Recreation Trail System? And what better place to celebrate National Trails Day than on our award-winning mountain bike trails!

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Rock Island State Park

National Trails Day

Join Ranger Nathaniel Garrison on the Rock Island State Park National Trails Day Hike!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Overmountain Victory Trail

Join us for a special guided hike hosted by the Director of Interpretation for the Overmountain Trail Association!

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Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park

National Trails Day Hike

Join us for a National Trails Day hike to the boardwalk and through the paths of history!

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Henry Horton State Park

Challenge Yourself Hike

Come join us for a beautiful hike along the historic River Trail at Henry Horton State Park!

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Byrd Creek Crawl

Hike the Byrd Creek Crawl for National Trails Day!

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Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Take in the scenic views of Bunkum Cave and Frog Cave and gain insight into its past and present inhabitants.

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Tims Ford State Park

Tims Ford Blueway Paddle

Join a Ranger to paddle out to Tims Ford Dam on the aquatic trail!

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Panther Creek State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Celebrate National Trails Day at Panther Creek State Park!

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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

Discovering Old Stone Fort’s Historic Story

Join a Ranger on a guided hike to the Forks of the Duck River!

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Fort Loudoun State Historic Park

John Bartram Nature Hike

Step Back in Time for National Trails Day!

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South Cumberland State Park

Grundy Forest Waterfall Hike

Join us for a National Trails Day hike through the Grundy Forest and Fiery Gizzard trails for a waterfall adventure!

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Hidden Springs Hike

Hike the Hidden Springs trail for National Trails Day!

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Red Clay State Historic Park

Blue Spring Hike

Join Red Clay for a National Trails Day hike down the beautiful Blue Springs trail!

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Tims Ford State Park

National Trails Day Hike at Lost Creek/Marble Plains Loop

Join us for a moderate 5.5 mile hike along the beautiful Lost Creek overlook trail with its 2 swinging bridges and beautiful lake views!

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Guided Hike

This is a great way to learn more about Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and have fun too!

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Frozen Head State Park

Judge Branch Hike and Maintenance

Join Frozen Head State Park for trail maintenance in celebration of National Trails Day!

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Port Royal State Historic Park

National Trails Day Hike at Port Royal

Help us celebrate National Trails Day with a 1/2 mile hike on the River Bottom Trail!

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

National Trails Day Hike - Pioneer Trek

Take a Pioneer Trek with us at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park and hike in the footsteps of a legend!

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Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park

Goforth Creek Rock Hop

Kick off summer time fun with National Trails Day Hike!

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Live Raptor Programs

These are wonderful opportunities to view these fascinating birds up close and to learn how they live and how to identify them.

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Roan Mountain State Park

Afternoons at the Farmstead: Dulcimers and More with James Garland

What better way to spend an afternoon than to lounge in the shady holler at the Miller Farmstead and enjoy mountain dulcimer music.

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Indian Mountain State Park

Ballard Lake Stroll

Celebrate National Trails Day at Indian Mountain State Park!

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Saturday Guided Pontoon Boat Trips

Gain a new perspective and see the park from a new angle! Saturday tours are offered at 1 PM and at 5 PM.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

National Trails Day Statehood Hike #2

This afternoon hike celebrates Tennessee’s 220th birthday and will focus on the many significant landmarks and features in the park.

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Pickwick Landing State Park

Saturday Afternoon Pontoon Tour

Free pontoon tours every Saturday afternoon.

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Reelfoot Lake State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Come out and enjoy a nature hike with a park ranger to celebrate National Trail Day!

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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

Happy Hollow Hike

Come join us for a hike on the new interpretive trail that encircles the Happy Hollow campground!

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Pickwick Landing State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Want a sneak peek at some new trails? Join us for a great National Trails Day hike to check them out!

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Bledsoe Creek State Park

High Ridge Hike

Hike High Ridge Trail for National Trails Day!

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Harrison Bay State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Celebrate National Trails Day with Harrison Bay!

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Mousetail Landing State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Come hike with Mousetail Landing for National Trails Day!

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Live Reptile Programs

It is our ambition to teach about native wildlife in order to ingrain respect and alleviate fears. Join us at the nature center for a fun learning experience!

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

A Walk With Nature

If you are interested in birds, trees, and various wildlife, then this is a great hike for you!

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Tims Ford State Park

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

Everyone is welcome and please feel free to bring your own instrument and play or just sing along.

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Rocky Fork State Park

National Trails Day Flint Creek Battle Hike

Join us on National Trails Day to learn the history of Rocky Fork!

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Big Hill Pond State Park

Observation Tower Sunset Hike

Hike to the Observation Tower to enjoy a West Tennessee sunset!

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David Crockett State Park

National Trails Day Sunset Hike

Take an evening hike along the historic Trail of Tears!

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Roan Mountain State Park

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Art Lang

Traditional old-time music played by Art Lang on fiddle, banjo, and guitar will provide the soundtrack for your mountain memories.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Saturday Guided Deep Swamp Canoe Trips

Don't miss this rare opportunity to view the wonders of a mature Bald Cypress Swamp and the wildlife that live there.

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Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park
All Day

National Trails Day Hike

Join the park staff at the York home to enjoy an interpretive history hike along the Wolf River.

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Tennessee State Parks
All Day

National Trails Day Hikes

Discover Tennessee State Parks by trail today! 56 parks, 56 unique trails. Where are you going to hike?

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day

Native American Festival

Now in its 26th year, this two-day event celebrates our Native American heritage.

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Pickwick Landing State Park

Sunday Morning Pontoon Tour

Gain a new perspective! Start your day with a free pontoon boat tour on beautiful Pickwick Lake.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Sunday Guided Deep Swamp Canoe Trips

Join us for a canoe trip in to the mysterious and beautiful cypress swamp. Tours depart at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Guided Pontoon Boat Trips

Need a break? Escape on a relaxing pontoon tour of Poplar Tree Lake; close to Memphis but a world away. Tours at 10 AM and 2 PM.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Statehood Celebration and Vintage Baseball Games

The Nashville Maroons will be bringing home the runs (we hope). Cheer on your favorite team and enjoy the show.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Live Raptor Programs

These are wonderful opportunities to view these fascinating birds up close and to learn how they live and how to identify them.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Live Reptile Programs

It is our ambition to teach about native wildlife in order to ingrain respect and alleviate fears. Join us at the nature center for a fun learning experience!

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