Tennessee State Parks

Upcoming Events

Chickasaw State Park

National Public Lands Day Hike

Come join us at Chickasaw to celebrate National Public Lands Day with a historical Lantern Hike! Details TBA.

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Long Hunter State Park

Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail Hike

Take a peaceful stroll through the woods. We will travel twp to three miles round trip. Leashed pets welcome.

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Panther Creek State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

February Programs and Activities

Hikes, tree planting, animal programs, you name it , we have it!

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Reelfoot Lake State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

February Eagle Tours

Unable to attend the Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival? Don't worry, Reelfoot Lake State Park offers daily eagle tours in February.

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Frozen Head State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

February Programs and Activities

Although the days are cold there is plenty of beautiful winter scenery here at Frozen Head to enjoy.

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Frozen Head State Park

Great Backyard Bird Count

Join Ranger Hodge at the visitor center for the 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count.

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Long Hunter State Park

Wildlife Scope

Park rangers will provide a spotting scope to take a closer look at visiting shorebirds and waterfowl. Look for us along the Couchville lakeshore or the fishing pier.

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T.O. Fuller State Park

Volunteer Day

Everybody is invited to lend a hand at our monthly Volunteer Day. This month we will be picking up litter on Mitchell Road.

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Fort Pillow State Historic Park

Fort Pillow 4 Miler

Mark your calendar for the Fort Pillow 4 Miler.

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Norris Dam State Park

CCC Camp Hike

Join Ranger Humble at the Lenoir Museum to take a hike back in time.

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Edgar Evins State Park

Millennium Trail Nature Hike

Spring is just around the corner, and spring wildflowers may be starting to pop out.

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Norris Dam State Park

Lenoir Museum Tour

Join Michael at the Lenoir Museum for a look at the strange oddity artifacts of the Lenoir Museum.

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Norris Dam State Park

Norris Dam Tour

Join Ranger Scott at the TVA visitor center for a walking tour of Norris Dam.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Reptile Revelations

Enjoy a friendly visit with some of our reptilian friends.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Dutch Oven Cobbler and Owls

Ranger Samantha will share the cobbler recipe and while it cooks we will visit with Cujo the Barred Owl, the owl you’ve heard while camping!

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Norris Dam State Park

Starry Night Program

Join the Knoxville Observers Astronomy Club at the west side pool parking lot for a telescopic view of the night skies.

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Roan Mountain State Park
All Day

Winter Naturalists’ Rally

The 8th annual winter exploration of the Roan Highlands and its unique grassy balds, scenic views, trees, shrubs, and geology.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park
All Day

Ken Burns, The Civil War: Episode Two: A Very Bloody Affair

There will be three, free screening of the second episode of the Ken Burns documentary, The Civil War.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
All Day

The Frozen Frizzen Shoot

Join park staff for the first of the year muzzleloader shoot at our range.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Early Bird Birding 101

Attention early-rising, ambitious amateur birders! Bring your binoculars and field guides and join Ranger Samantha Cox for this fun and informative bird walk.

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Harpeth River State Park

Hidden Lake Hike

Enjoy scenic bluff views and a hike through the history of this one time resort.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Snakes at the Office

Get directions, pick up a map, fill your water bottle, and pet a snake!

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Harpeth River State Park

Mound Bottom Guided Hike

Hiking and history go hand in hand. Join us for a ranger led hike to view the Mississippian Period Indian Mound Complex known as Mound Bottom.

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South Cumberland State Park

Bookworms Valentine’s Day Hike and Crafts

Ranger Gheesling hosts a program designed for the youngest nature lovers!

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Barred, Barn, Screech or Horned?

Which owl screams? Or sounds like a monkey? Which has horns or brown eyes?

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Long Hunter State Park

Nature Poetry Hike

Take your Valentine for a walk around the lake to enjoy some nature poetry. Bring an original work or one from your favorite poet to share.

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South Cumberland State Park

Hike to Buggytop

This is a vigorous but rewarding hike to one of the largest cave openings in the state of Tennessee. You won't be disappointed.

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Norris Dam State Park

Barrel Organ Demonstration

Come to the Lenoir Museum to learn about one of the prized artifacts collected by Mr. Lenoir. A German barrel organ that has moving figures and plays 10 different tunes.

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Long Hunter State Park

Woodcock Waltzes

We hope to catch a glimpse of the spectacular courtship dance of the American Woodcock in the glade this evening.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Dutch Oven Cobbler and Owls

Ranger Samantha will share the cobbler recipe and while it cooks we will visit with Cujo the Barred Owl, the owl you’ve heard while camping!

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David Crockett State Park

Winter Speaker Series

This family-friendly series features a a closer look at some of our feathered friends and wildlife. Tickets go on sale at the restaurant beginning each Friday night at 4:30 PM.

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Long Hunter State Park

Wildlife Scope

Park rangers will provide a spotting scope to take a closer look at visiting shorebirds and waterfowl. Look for us along the Couchville lakeshore or the fishing pier.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Weed Wrangle

Lend a hand! Join Ranger Davis for a morning of removing invasive species from the park.

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Edgar Evins State Park

Highland Rim Nature Hike

Join the park ranger for a two mile hike on the Highland Rim Nature Trail.

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Edgar Evins State Park

Couch to 5k Training Program

Meet park ranger Brad Halfacre at the Camp Store to kick off this year on the right foot!

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South Cumberland State Park

Trail Run, Savage Day Loop

Like to run with others? Ranger Gheesling welcomes runners of all levels for this 4.2 mile run along the relatively flat, but exciting and scenic, Savage Day Loop.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Snakes at the Office

Get directions, pick up a map, fill your water bottle, and pet a snake!

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Norris Dam State Park

Lenoir Museum Tour

Join Michael at the Lenoir Museum for a look at the strange oddity artifacts of the Lenoir Museum.

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Norris Dam State Park

Owl Program

Join Ranger Scott at the Lenoir Museum to see a live barred owl, Blinky.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Reptile Revelations

Enjoy a friendly visit with some of our reptilian friends.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Fire or Freeze

Brush up on your survival skills with Ranger Samantha.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Early Bird Birding 101

Attention early-rising, ambitious amateur birders! Bring your binoculars and field guides and join Ranger Samantha Cox for this fun and informative bird walk.

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Harpeth River State Park

Pattison Forge/Narrows of the Harpeth Hike

Part of our Winter Hike Series - a ramble through the Narrows.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Snakes at the Office

Get directions, pick up a map, fill your water bottle, and pet a snake!

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Harpeth River State Park

Mound Bottom Guided Hike

Hiking and history go hand in hand. Join us for a ranger led hike to view the Mississippian Period Indian Mound Complex known as Mound Bottom.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Barred, Barn, Screech or Horned?

Which owl screams? Or sounds like a monkey? Which has horns or brown eyes?

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Henry Horton State Park

Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop

Register today for a free, six week class focusing on managing life and wellness with diabetes.

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Edgar Evins State Park

Snow Moon Hike

Night hikes in the winter are much different than in the summer. With no leaves on the trees, the moon’s light is able to penetrate through the forest canopy, illuminating the winter landscape.

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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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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Winter Waterfall Tour Vacation Package

Join State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath on a three day, two night exploration of some of our most beautiful state waterfalls including the Savage Gulf State Natural Area.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

50K Tree Day Distribution

Be a part of tree planting history and join in the Tennessee Environmental Council’s efforts to plant 50,000 trees in Tennessee on Saturday, February 27th.

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South Cumberland State Park

Stone Door Hike

This hike is a great introduction to South Cumberland State Park. The Great Stone Door is one of the most stunning overlooks in the state.

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David Crockett State Park

Winter Speaker Series

This family-friendly series features a a closer look at some of our feathered friends and wildlife. Tickets go on sale at the restaurant beginning each Friday night at 4:30 PM.

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Panther Creek State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

50K Tree Planting

The 50K Tree Planting is a state wide effort to plant as many trees in one day as possible. Last year, more than 3,000 volunteers planted 47,000 trees all across Tennessee! Let's see if we can do even better this year!

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Basket Weaving Workshop

Reservations are being accepted for our annual Basket Weaving Workshop, led by renowned basket weavers, Jim and Nancy Phillips.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Food for thought, or just bad table manners? Join Ranger Ron Clark at the Nature Center for feeding time with our Birds of Prey.

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Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

We are going to make a great day of this!There will be trees planted and programs afterward.

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South Cumberland State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

We will be planting trees in the Foster Falls section of the Fiery Gizzard Trail.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Early Bird Birding 101

Attention early-rising, ambitious amateur birders! Bring your binoculars and field guides and join Ranger Samantha Cox for this fun and informative bird walk.

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Long Hunter State Park

Wildlife Scope

Park rangers will provide a spotting scope to take a closer look at visiting shorebirds and waterfowl. Look for us along the Couchville lakeshore or the fishing pier.

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Henry Horton State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

Come out and help Tennessee break the world record for most trees planted in one day and help improve the environment at the same time!

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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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Montgomery Bell State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

We will be planting trees along the entrance to the golf course as part of the statewide initiative to plant 50K trees.

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Standing Stone State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

Dress warmly, bring your gloves and shovels and come join us for 50K tree day planting event.

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Indian Mountain State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

Join ranger Jeff for this statewide tree planting project.

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South Cumberland State Park

Ice Hike - Got Ice?

Bring your lunch and extra water for this winter adventure to scenic Suter Falls.

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Fort Pillow State Historic Park

50K Tree Planting Day

Join Ranger Weller at the butterfly garden near the entrance of the park for some tree planing fun.

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Red Clay State Historic Park

50K Tree Planting Day

We will be planting 100 trees at Red Clay and could use your help!

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Tims Ford State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

This year we are challenging our staff and volunteers to plant 125 native trees in one hours across the park!

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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

50K Tree Planting Day

Dig into the tree planting fun at Old Stone Fort.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

Rain or shine we will be planting trees for 50K Tree Planting Day!

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

Join us for this statewide project. The park will provide the tools for planting and water and granola bars to keep up your energy!

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Snakes at the Office

Get directions, pick up a map, fill your water bottle, and pet a snake!

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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

The 50K Tree Planting is a state wide effort to plant as many trees in one day as possible. Bring Clothes you don't mind getting dirty , gloves, a drink and be ready to plant some trees.

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Pickwick Landing State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

Bring work clothes, gloves, and a heart for parks! Event will be postponed in the event of rain.

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Long Hunter State Park

Deer Trail Hike

Come see what our native warm season grasses look like in the winter time. Leashed pets welcome.

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Natchez Trace State Park

50K Tree Planting Day

This is a tree-mendous opportunity to plant a tree at a state park that you can go back to visit throughout the years!

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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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Norris Dam State Park

Starry Night Program

Join the Knoxville Observers Astronomy Club at the west side pool parking lot for a telescopic view of the night skies.

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Cummins Falls State Park
All Day

4th Annual Cummins Falls Marathon

Something wicked this way comes..... 4th Annual Cummins Falls Marathon, ½ Marathon, 10K, 5K

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Food for thought, or just bad table manners? Join Ranger Ron Clark at the Nature Center for feeding time with our Birds of Prey.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Fire or Freeze

Ranger Samantha Cox will be at the Dogwood Ridge Shelter in the Campground to demonstrate how to survive the cold with anything or by any method.

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Harpeth River State Park

Hidden Lake Hike

Enjoy scenic bluff views and a hike through the history of this one time resort.

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Norris Dam State Park

Cornhusk Dolls

Join Ranger Baghetti at the Lenoir Museum to learn the legend of the cornhusk doll and make one to take home.

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Snakes at the Office

Get directions, pick up a map, fill your water bottle, and pet a snake!

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Harpeth River State Park

Mound Bottom Guided Hike

Hiking and history go hand in hand. Join us for a ranger led hike to view the Mississippian Period Indian Mound Complex known as Mound Bottom.

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Warriors’ Path State Park

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

Come wander in the wonder of the natural world! Be prepared to be wowed by the amazing discoveries in our nearby natural places.

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Radnor Lake State Park

Weed Wrangle

Lend a hand to help free our public parks and green spaces from invasive species.

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Chickasaw State Park
All Day

Healthy Parks, Healthy Person Fitness Challenge

Join park staff for the kick off for the fitness challenge.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
All Day

FCF Thaw 15km Run and Weekend Excursion

Enjoy a 15K springtime run traversing one of the most beautiful areas on the Cumberland Plateau.

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Tims Ford State Park
Multi-Day
All Day

Tennessee Get Fit Challenge

Tims Ford (along with other parks) is challenging you to come out and meet your new year resolutions by exercising at the park.

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Harpeth River State Park

Pattison Forge/Narrows of the Harpeth Hike

Part of our Winter Hike Series - a ramble through the Narrows.

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Harpeth River State Park

Mound Bottom Guided Hike

Join us for a ranger led hike to view the Mississippian Period Indian Mound Complex known as Mound Bottom.

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Warriors’ Path State Park

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

Come wander in the wonder of the natural world! Be prepared to be wowed by the amazing discoveries in our nearby natural places.

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