Tennessee State Parks

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Scary Stories at the Carter Mansion

Strange things happen around All Hallows Eve, especially at a 200 year-old mansion. Bring the family!

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South Cumberland State Park
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October Programs and Activities

We have a little bit of everything this month - a trail run, waterfall hikes, geology walks and more. Join us!

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Dunbar Cave State Park
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October Programs and Activities

Take your pick from an assortment of free, family-friendly hikes and activities. Reservations are required. We look forward to seeing you!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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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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Edgar Evins State Park
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October Programs and Activities

Join us for our Ranger led Fall Color Cruises and our annual History Hayride - have Fun and Adventure, Naturally!

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
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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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Frozen Head State Park
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October Programs and Activities

Fall color hikes, birding hikes, guided history hikes, waterfall hikes, volleyball, campfires, a night sky program and much more!

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Norris Dam State Park
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Fall Color Cruises

Take in the beautiful fall color of Norris Dam via pontoon boat tour on Norris Lake. Cruises are offered four times a day from October 18-31.

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Radnor Lake State Park
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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

All Hallows Eve Lantern Walk

Join us for a lantern-led walk through the shadows of Eva Beach as we hear tales of Civil-War era soldiers and civilians.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Trick or Treat in the Haunted Forest

Bring the kids to trick or treat through our woods. There will be a lighted trail to lead the way so you don’t get lost.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Halloween: 1864

Join us for an evening of storytelling and 19th century fun, including fortune telling games such as the three luggies or snapping an apple.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
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October Programs and Activities

We have a lot planned for this weekend, (Oct. 31-Nov. 2) including pontoon boat tours and hikes...enjoy the changing leaves and join us for Fun and Adventure, Naturally!

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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
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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
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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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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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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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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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