Tennessee State Parks

Upcoming Events

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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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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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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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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Roan Mountain State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Schedule for June 30-July 4. Did you know that the Southern Appalachian Mountains have more tree species than all of Europe combined? Join us to learn more!

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Edgar Evins State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Summer is special at Edgar Evins. Warm water, fresh air, night hikes and lots of fun programs. July 7-11.

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Fall Creek Falls State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Summer vacation time is here and what a great place to spend it! View schedule through July 12.

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Reelfoot Lake State Park
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Lily Pad Canoe Tours

Refresh your senses! Our lily pad canoe floats on placid Reelfoot Lake are offered during July.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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July Workshops

Ever wanted to learn how to make an Atlatl? Sign up for this hands-on workshop.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park
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July Programs and Activities

July 1-4. Summer is here and it's the July 4th weekend! Let the celebration begin!

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South Cumberland State Park
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July Programs and Activities

This month is packed full of fun. Ideal for beginners-rappelling the cliffs at Foster Falls. Looking for something calmer? Try our night sky programs or volunteer on a park clean-up!

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Long Hunter State Park
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July Programs and Activities

We're kicking off the holiday weekend with a variety of games and hikes. Bring a picnic and relax in the sun!

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Frozen Head State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Cool off from the summer heat at Roan Mountain! Take a cool creek walk or stroll through the shaded forest. Dog hikes, history hikes, volleyball and m ore.

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Dunbar Cave State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Summer is here and so is our summer programming! Bird hikes, cave tours, volunteer opportunities and so much more.

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Standing Stone State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Summer is here! Fresh air, nature hikes, campfire cobbler...it doesn't get much better. Please join us.

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Port Royal State Historic Park
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July Programs and Activities

Looking for something different to do? Head over to Port Royal, an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail!

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David Crockett State Park
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July Programs and Activities

July 1-5. Creek stomps, Trail of Tears sunset hikes, museum tours and more. Don't forget to cool off at the Crockett Mill restaurant with a tall iced tea!

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Panther Creek State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Splash into summer at Panther Creek! We have canoe floats, music, crafts, geology hikes, creek stomps and so much more. Join us!

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Park staff offer a variety of historical and nature hikes, a unique volunteer clean-up and lots of fun and games! Please join us.

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David Crockett State Park
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Advanced Junior Ranger Camp

We've rescheduled our Advanced Junior Ranger Camp! Registration deadline is Monday, June 29.

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Paris Landing State Park
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Spirit of America – Youth Boating Program

The Spirit of America Program is a great opportunity for girls and boys to have fun while learning how to operate small boats and gain TWRA boating certification.

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Warriors’ Path State Park
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Summer in the Park - July

Schedule: July 6-18. July is packed full of fun, family-friendly activities including night hikes, a bike hike to the overlook and much more!

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Located in the heart of Nashville, the park is a destination for locals and visitors. Come visit and see why!

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Rock Island State Park
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July Programs and Activities

Seasonal Ranger Carl has a great line-up of summer fun planned, including a great way to beat the July heat.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Aquatic Ecology River Romp

Have you ever wondered what sorts of creatures live in the shoals around Seven Islands? Come beat the heat and wet your feet.

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Harrison Bay State Park

Star Parties

Ideal for for amateur and professional astronomers as well as anyone interested in astronomy.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Stories and Song Campfire by the Lake

Storytelling and live music filled many a summer night in Old Johnsonville. Relive that tradition with master string musician, Jonathan T. Ferrell and storyteller, Ranger Bob.

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Pickett State Park

Star Party

Calling all fans of the dark night sky, twinkling stars, shooting stars, the man in the moon and other celestial bodies.

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Henry Horton State Park
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Farmers Market

The Henry Horton Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 AM – 12 PM in the picnic loop of the park through October 31st. Buy local, buy fresh. Produce, jams, honey and more!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

What about Seven Islands?

Come on by and sit a spell, we’ll all learn a little about the land and history of Seclusion Bend.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
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Junior Ranger Camp

Junior Rangers learn about a variety of topics with hands-on activities and ranger-led programs. Registration required.

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Tims Ford State Park
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Spirit of America Camp

Spirit of America Boating Camp is open to 20 kids, grades 6-8. Deadline is May 30.

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Edgar Evins State Park
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Junior Ranger Day Camp

Registration opens on May 18 for the Junior Ranger Day Camp. Spaces are limited - reserve a spot today!

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Pioneer Skills Class - Basketry

Learn how to make pine needle baskets. Class limit 7. Cost is $40, all supplies included.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Hold The Flag High

Join Ranger Bob at the Humphreys County Library as he reads Hold The Flag High, by Catherine Clinton.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Lunch and Learn at the Tuckahoe

Meet Ranger Nick for a little local flavor, some local lore and hear-say. And lunch!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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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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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Company “Aytch” Campfire by the Lake

Featuring renowned Civil War historian and actor, Mr. Thomas Cartwright, this theatrical performance of Company Aytch: A Side Show of the Big Show will entertain young and old.

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Henry Horton State Park
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Farmers Market

The Henry Horton Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 AM – 12 PM in the picnic loop of the park through October 31st. Buy local, buy fresh. Produce, jams, honey and more!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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Burgess Falls State Park
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Butterfly Garden Celebration

Join park staff, master gardeners, and the Friends of Burgess Falls for a fun filled day of educational programs and activities.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Bird Banding

This is a unique opportunity to observe wild birds up close.

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Pickwick Landing State Park
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Junior Ranger Camp

It's Junior Ranger Camp time! Looking for one more fun summer activity for the kids before school starts back? Look no further.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Plant ID Games

Bring your youngins on out to Seven Islands for a chance to learn about some of East Tennessee’s unique plant species.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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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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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Night Hike

The night time is the right time at Seven Islands for witnessing lightning bugs, frogs and the night birds as they awaken for their shift.

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Henry Horton State Park
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Farmers Market

The Henry Horton Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 AM – 12 PM in the picnic loop of the park through October 31st. Buy local, buy fresh. Produce, jams, honey and more!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Multi-Day

Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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Roan Mountain State Park
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Xtreme Roan Adventures Youth Rally

Children ages four and older enjoy a fun-filled day of nature talks, hikes, live animal exhibits, and lunch. Led by Friends of Roan Mountain. Registration required.

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Warriors’ Path State Park
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36th Annual Folklife Festival

A regional favorite, the 36th Annual Folklife Festival features good-old-fashioned fun in beautiful east Tennessee.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Discover a Web of Connection

Have you ever wondered about how living things relate and depend upon each other? Join us and find out more about these fascinating relationships.

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Harrison Bay State Park
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Spirit of America Youth Boating Camp

This week-long boating summer camp is a great way for kids to earn their boaters education certificate and gain hands-on experience with many types of watercraft.

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Red Clay State Historic Park
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Junior Ranger Camp

Registration for the Junior Ranger Camp opens on June 15! Reserve a spot today.

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Seven Islands State Birding Park

Lunch and Learn at the Tuckahoe

Meet Ranger Nick for a little local flavor, some local lore and hear-say. And lunch!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

13th Annual Elizabethton Butterfly Count

Meet naturalist Don Holt at 9 a.m. for this day-long winged adventure across town. Come for all or part of the day.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Gardening Series with Ben Hunter

Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences and techniques for growing the garden of your dreams! Each program meets in the park Community Room from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park

Film Screening and Reception

Film premier and reception for Appomattox: With Malice Toward None.

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Henry Horton State Park
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Farmers Market

The Henry Horton Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7 AM – 12 PM in the picnic loop of the park through October 31st. Buy local, buy fresh. Produce, jams, honey and more!

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David Crockett State Park
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Glow in the Park 5K and Back to School Dash

Registration for the runs will be open to everyone, and will be available during the summer.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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August Programs and Workshops

Summer may be winding down, but not our August workshops!

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
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Vintage Base Ball Games in August

Grab your lawn chair and join us for a vintage base ball double-header!

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