COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

COVID-19 Closures

All Tennessee State Parks, and most park facilities, have reopened. All operations are open with occupancy and usage limits, unless otherwise noted below. Signage throughout the parks will encourage proper social distancing and provide information about the cleaning standards for particular facilities or spaces. For more information about particular operations - golf courses, restaurants, etc. - please visit our Keeping Visitors Healthy page. 

Parks or areas of parks could be closed when the capacity is reached.

Cummins Falls State Park reopened May 15 with new, online Gorge Access Permit system.

Overnight Accommodations

Most overnight accommodations - campsites, cabins, Lodges, etc.- are open. Online reservations are available, but online inventory may be lower than normal as we work to enhance social distancing. Availability is subject to change as the situation evolves. Reservations are also accepted over the phone by calling the particular park you wish to visit.

Normal cancellation policies apply to upcoming reservations. Please click here to review Tennessee State Parks cancellation policies. 

Group Facility Rentals

All groups should practice social distancing protocols as recommended by Executive Order 70, the Tennessee Pledge, and the CDC guidelines. All guests are encouraged to wear a mask. All group rentals that have occupancy larger than 10 individuals need to provide a Social Distancing Plan that demonstrates how they will implement social distancing guidelines and comply with the requirements of Executive Order 70. We encourage all groups to communicate directly with the park at which you have planned your event. This will allow park staff to work directly with you to discuss implementing social distancing protocols and answer logistical questions pertaining to your particular gathering. If groups need to cancel due to concerns with COVID-19 or inability to adhere to social distancing protocols, the reservation will be canceled and a full refund will be given.

Tips for Day-use Visitors

As we reopen our parks and facilities, we have implemented policies designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we will monitor all aspects of the issue to ensure continued safety. We urge the public to help us keep our state parks open by doing their part to stay apart, by maintaining proper social distancing and practicing personal hygiene. The CDC has recommendations for those looking to visit public lands. We also have some specific things you need to know as you plan your visits on our Keeping Visitors Healthy page.  



Looking for more information about the coronavirus? Here are a few resources to help:

Centers for Disease Control

Tennessee Department of Health