Tennessee State Parks


State Naturalist

Randy Hedgepath, the State Naturalist for Tennessee State Parks, works to promote, interpret and introduce new friends to our parks statewide. He does this by giving illustrated talks both on and off site, leading walks on park trails, and a variety of other interpretive programs. He assists parks with events and large visitor groups and coordinates meetings and workshops. The State Naturalist works with environmental groups to protect our parks and natural areas by giving programs, attending meetings and sharing information. New groups are always being sought to expand our network.

One of the most educational and enjoyable ways to experience Tennessee outdoors is to spend some time with Randy. Join him for a scheduled program or walk or you can invite him to present or lead a hike for your group. Contact him at Randy.Hedgepath@tn.gov or call 615-418-5787.

Do you have a question about parks or nature in Tennessee?

Ask Randy by email, Randy.Hedgepath@tn.gov.