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Discounts

**NEW** Tennessee resident discount

Tennessee State Parks is now offering a 10% Tennessee Resident Discount to make spending the night in the outdoors even more affordable. Residents can take advantage of the new 10% discount by phone or online at reserve.tnstateparks.com.

Discount details:

  • Tennessee Resident Discount will provide a 10% discount off the normal rate at most Tennessee State Park overnight accommodations. 
  • All Tennessee residents 18 and older with a valid state-issued photo ID will qualify. 
  • A Tennessee resident must occupy the campsite, cabin or lodge room in order to qualify.
  • Guests must provide a current, valid state-issued photo ID that includes a valid Tennessee residence at time of check in for the discount to apply. Staff will not accept photocopies of the ID as proof of residency. 
  • Discount is available by phone, in person or online at reserve.tnstateparks.com.
  • The discount will not apply to premium campsites. Some cabin exclusions may apply.
  • Tennessee Resident Discount cannot be combined with other existing discounts, such as Active Military, 100% Disabled Veteran, Senior, Disabled or Tennessee State Employee discounts.
  • This discount only applies to campsites, cabins and lodge rooms. This discount does not apply to group facilities, boat rentals, permits, etc. 
  • Discounts will not apply to reservations made prior to July 1, 2020. 

ADA DISCOUNT

Year-round camping discounts are available to residents and non-residents of Tennessee who are disabled. During in-season, disabled campers will receive a discount of approximately 25% off base rates and, during off-season, the disability discount will be approximately 50% off base rates. The ADA disability discounts are available upon showing satisfactory proof of eligibility. Rates subject to change without notice. Premium campsites are not discounted.

SENIORS

Seniors age 62 and older, may receive a 25% discount on all standard camping fees during in-season and a 50% discount on all standard camping fees during off-season, a 10% discount on their stay at a state park inn, and a 10% discount on their restaurant meal. 

Senior discounts are not available on premium sites. Discounts are not allowed at snack shops, concession stands or at leased dining facilities unless approved by Lessee. The Tennessee State Park senior discounts are available upon showing satisfactory proof of eligibility. Rates subject to change without notice.

Discounts at Tennessee Golf Trail courses vary from park to park. Please check with the golf shop at each park for the current senior discounts. Bear Trace Golf Courses are excluded.

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS

Special discounts and coupons are offered on camping, lodging and restaurant promotions. To take advantage of these promotions, check the state park home web page or sign-up to receive Tennessee State Park emails. Sign-up here.

STATE EMPLOYEES

Discounts apply to all parks having state-operated inns, cabins, golf courses, gift shops and/or campground facilities.

Who is Eligible and how do I receive the employee discount*?

  • Full- time State Employees – valid state employee ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Personnel
  • State University and State Community College Employees – valid ID card issued from their institution
  • County and City Public School Teachers – valid state professional license card
  • Tennessee National Guard –full-time or part-time members with ID card
  • Retired Full-Time State Employees* – valid Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) ID card
  • Current Members of the Tennessee General Assembly – ID card
  • Active Duty Military – ID card or leave papers

*Considerations:

Discounts for TCRS cardholders are available only to retired full-time state employees or other TCRS members that qualified for discounts prior to retirement. Not all TCRS cardholders will qualify. Persons qualifying for these discounts are not eligible for additional discounts for the same services. Discounts are available only for the room, suite, cabin, or campsite occupied by the employee. Discounts are not valid for additional overnight units rented or paid for by the discount recipient. State employees or other eligible persons visiting a state park on official business or attending a state-sponsored conference or meeting are not eligible for the lodging discount but will be extended the official state rate instead. Discounts do not apply to leased operations.

Premium campsites, rooms, or cabins will not be discounted.

INN ROOMS
Date Range
Discount
Reservation Policy

March 1 – November 30

25%

To receive discount, reservations may be made no more than 30 days in advance of arrival.

December 1 – February 28/29

50%

To receive discount, reservations may be made no more than one year in advance of arrival. Reservations for holiday weeks may be made no more than 30 days in advance of arrival.

 

CABINS
Date Range
Discount
Reservation Policy

March 1 – November 30

25%

To receive discount, reservations may be made no more than 30 days in advance of arrival.

December 1 – February 28/29

50%

To receive discount, reservations may be made no more than 30 days in advance of arrival.
 
CAMPGROUNDS
Date Range
Discount

March 1 – November 30

25%

December 1 – February 28/29

50%

 
GIFT SHOPS

Full-time and regular part-time employees receive a 15% discount off the retail price at gift shops & golf shops.
Exception: Discount does not apply to items that have been marked down, golf clubs, golf balls, golf gloves, or items less than $5.00.

GOLF GREEN FEES & CART RENTALS TRADITIONAL GOLF COURSES & BEAR TRACE GOLF COURSES

State employees and retired state employees receive 20% off green fees and cart rental.
*Other restrictions may apply; please contact courses to schedule tee times. Find course information by clicking here.

The rate is the same whether riding or walking. State employees and retired state employees must show State ID or TCRS ID card. Anyone riding with a State Park Employee or volunteer golf course host, who is not also a state employee or volunteer host, will be required to pay the standard green fee & cart rate in effect at the course they are playing. Rates subject to change without notice.

VETERANS

A Tennessee veterans’ discount for camping within our state parks is available during the off-season, (December 1 through February 28/29). The discount is 50% off of our standard nightly base rates depending on the type of site chosen. Premium sites excluded. This camping discount is available to Tennessee residents showing proof of prior military duty.

Veterans Day has been designated as Free State Park Day for Tennessee veterans, including complimentary greens fees and one night of camping. Tennessee State Parks offers this special discount to veterans annually on Veterans Day.

A 50% discount off of camping fees will be extended to all Tennessee resident veterans with a 100% total service-connected disability. Premium campsites are excluded.

All veteran discounts require proof of prior military duty. Acceptable ID’s for proof of eligibility include a VA benefits card, retired military ID, or a DD-214. These are in addition to proof of residency which would simply be a TN driver’s license or vehicle registered in Tennessee.

To receive discount, reservations may be made no more than one year in advance of arrival. Reservations for holiday weeks may be made no more than 30 days in advance of arrival.