South Cumberland State Park

Natural Swimming Hole Tour July 2018


Natural Swimming Hole Tour

Based out of Edgar Evins State Park

  • Monday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 18
  • $350 per person 
  • Package price includes meals, all interpretive programming, taxes, gratuities, and transportation to the various destinations. Price does not include lodging.

Join State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath and Ranger Cara Alexander on a three day exploration of some of the most beautiful natural swimming holes and waterfalls in our state parks. The tour is a hiking and swimming adventure featuring multiple spectacular pools. The guides will tell you about the natural features along the way making the trip educational and fun. Participants should be a confident swimmer and adept at hiking over rugged terrain.

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About Your Guides

State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath has more than 34 years of experience with Tennessee State Parks. Randy has served as a Ranger Naturalist at South Cumberland and Radnor Lake State Parks. He was appointed State Naturalist for Tennessee State Parks in 2007. A graduate of UT-Martin and former National Park Service Interpretive Specialist, Randy is one of the most sought after interpretive specialists in the southeastern United States.

Park Ranger Cara Alexander graduated from U. T. Knoxville with a B.S. in Forestry and a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. She began her career with Tennessee State Parks as the Seasonal Interpretive Ranger at Davy Crockett Birthplace and Fall Creek Falls State Parks. As a full time Ranger since 2011, Cara has worked at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville and at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Her interests include hiking, birding, and photography.