About Tennessee State Parks
Tennessee State Parks offer many recreational opportunities for people across the state. All 56 state parks offer hiking and picnicking as activities, but many also have fishing, boating, biking and camping as well as interpretive programs. Several Tennessee State Parks have Lodges and conference centers. Many of the parks also have restaurants that can also provide on-site catering. Eight parks feature golf course, three of which are signature Jack Nicklaus designed Bear Trace golf courses.
All of our Tennessee State Parks are ready for you to choose your adventure. Come experience Fun and Adventure, Naturally…
Mission, Vision and Leadership
Founded in 1937, Tennessee State Parks preserves and protects the unique natural, cultural and historic resources of our state. Learn about the mission, vision, values and leadership of our park system.
Whether we're highlighting different plant and animal species, or helping you plan a weekend adventure in a certain area of the state, our blog aims to connect you with the outdoor adventures available in Tennessee.
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Interested in joining us on our mission to preserve and protect Tennessee's natural resources? Check out our list of current job openings.
You have questions. We have answers. Check out our FAQ section to find some of the most common answers to questions about our parks.
Looking for ways to get involved in our parks? Learn more about friends groups and other volunteer opportunities at each of our 56 parks.
Did you know that we employee an official naturalist for the state of Tennessee? Throughout the year, Randy can be found leading waterfall tours, wildflower hikes, nature walks and scenic excursions at a variety of state parks and natural areas. Learn more about our naturalist and join him on an adventure today.
The Tennessee Naturalist Program (TNP) is an educational training program designed to introduce the natural history of Tennessee to interested adults. The program has several chapters located across the state that offer training and environmental education opportunities to interested individuals. Graduates join a critical corps of Tennessee Naturalist volunteers providing education, outreach and service dedicated to the appreciation, understanding and beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Titans are partnering in a number of unique ways as part of the NFL Play60 effort, encouraging kids to stay active, eat healthy and become more physically fit – all while enjoying one of Tennessee’s great 56 state parks.
News & Media
Stay up to date on the latest news and media releases from Tennessee State Parks.
Want to know the policy on firewood in the parks? Looking or information about state employee discounts? These answers and more are found in our policies section.
Rules & Regulations
Looking for the official, legal descriptions of our park rules and regulations? The link below will direct you to the official document from the State of Tennessee.