TDEC Hosts Virtual Discussion of Pinson Landscape in Archaeology Lecture Series

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 16, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Dr. Ed Henry of Colorado State University and William Lawrence of the Division of Archaeology for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will give a virtual lecture May 19 at 6 p.m. (CDT) on the Pinson Landscape in West Tennessee. 

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Tennessee State Parks Partner With American Canoe Association for Kayak Instruction

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 10, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Twelve Tennessee State Parks are joining the Tennessee chapter of the American Canoe Association (ACA) to offer low-cost kayaking instruction on May 21, as part of National Safe Boating Week on May 21-27.

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‘The Tennessee Conservationist’ Celebrates Its 85th Anniversary

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 5, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Conservationist, a magazine giving voice to conservation and sustainability throughout the state, is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year.

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Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park Accepting Lottery Entries for Firefly Viewing

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 4, 2022  |  Permalink

FLAG POND – Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park will open its lottery on Friday, May 6 for viewing blue ghost and synchronous fireflies at a series of events later this month and in June. The lottery will be open until midnight May 12.

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5 Ways To Make the Most of Memorial Day Weekend at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 3, 2022  |  Permalink

Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to make some memories in the great outdoors. Here are five ways Tennessee State Parks can help you make the most out of your holiday weekend!

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Memorial Day Meals at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 3, 2022  |  Permalink

Celebrate the start of the summer season this Memorial Day with outdoor adventures and delicious meals at our park restaurants.

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Tennessee Waterfall Road Trip

Written by Erin O'Ferrell and Brenna Sharpe | Posted on May 2, 2022  |  Permalink

Road trip to four of the most popular waterfall destination in Tennessee in under one hundred miles. We're plotted out the stops, points of interest, and options for overnight stays.

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4 Tennessee State Parks Offer Mother’s Day Meals

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 29, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will have Mother’s Day meals May 8 at restaurants at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, David Crockett State Park in Lawrenceburg, and Natchez Trace State Park in Lexington.

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5 places to spend the night under the stars

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 28, 2022  |  Permalink

There is something about sitting out under the night sky. On a clear evening with a new moon, the canopy of stars engulfs you, evoking  a sense of wander and mesmerizing pleasure. There are several great parks in Tennessee where you can, “Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them” 

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Support Tennessee State Parks In The Big Payback

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 28, 2022  |  Permalink

On May 5th, the Big Payback is giving you the opportunity to give back to your favorite Tennessee State Parks by supporting the nonprofits dedicated to protecting and improving them.

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Mother’s Day Meals and Memories at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 25, 2022  |  Permalink

Celebrate the mother figure in your life at Tennessee State Parks this Mother's Day. Offering meals and outdoor activities, our parks are here for you.

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State Parks Recognized for ‘Go Green’ Performance

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 20, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced 28 of the 56 Tennessee State Parks have attained Platinum status, the highest level of achievement, in the department’s Go Green With Us program. It is the highest number of Platinum parks in the history of the program.

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Environmental Officials Celebrate Delisting of Cumberland Sandwort as Endangered Species

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 12, 2022  |  Permalink

JAMESTOWN – Officials from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today celebrated the delisting of Cumberland sandwort (Minuartia cumberlandensis), a plant found only on the Cumberland Plateau, from the federal list of endangered species.

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4 Tennessee State Parks Plan Easter Meals

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 4, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Four Tennessee State Parks will offer family-style meals Easter Sunday, April 17, including Montgomery Bell State Park, Cumberland Mountain State Park, David Crockett State Park and Pickwick Landing State Par

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From Glowing Worms to Victorian Villages

Written by Erin O'Ferrell and Brenna Sharpe | Posted on March 31, 2022  |  Permalink

Glow worms, jaw-dropping sandstone arches, and certified dark skies. There’s a reason we consider Pickett CCC Memorial State Park the hidden gem of the Cumberland Plateau. Find out what to do and where to stay during you visit.

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Tennessee State Parks To Hold Job Fair April 8 for Lodge and Restaurant Positions at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 31, 2022  |  Permalink

SPENCER – Tennessee State Parks will conduct job interviews for park and hospitality operations at the new 85-room lodge and full-service restaurant at Fall Creek Falls State Park on Friday, April 8 from 9 a.m-6 p.m.

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My TN State Park Donations at Work

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 29, 2022  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks lovers donated over $111,000 to support their favorite parks across the state. Now it's time to see how some of those parks have put the donations to work.

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The Bees of Early Spring

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on March 24, 2022  |  Permalink

We aren't the only ones that await early spring blooms with eager anticipation! Let's meet some of the first bees to emerge and learn about the blooms that are key to their survival.

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Spectacular Spots for Finding Wildflowers In Tennessee This Spring

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 8, 2022  |  Permalink

Spring flowers are in full display in many of our parks and natural areas during April and May. Here are a few of State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath's favorite places to enjoy them.

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Tennessee State Parks Gear Up for Spring Hikes

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 8, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks have scheduled guided Spring Hikes throughout the state for park visitors who want to put winter behind and enjoy the outdoors. Most of the hikes are scheduled Saturday, March 19.

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