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Gov. Lee & Gov. Dunn Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Tennessee State Natural Areas

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 4, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Today, Gov. Bill Lee and former Gov. Winfield Dunn marked the 50th anniversary of legislation creating the Tennessee State Natural Areas, a bill with bipartisan support Dunn signed on May 4, 1971. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) hosted the event at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

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4 State Park Restaurants Offering Mother’s Day Specials

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 4, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Four Tennessee State Parks – David Crockett, Montgomery Bell, Natchez Trace, and Pickwick Landing – are offering Mother’s Day meals on May 9.

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The Summer Staples at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 3, 2021  |  Permalink

Fishing, paddling, golfing, hiking, and a good night's rest is a trusted recipe for sweet summer memories in Tennessee. Find out where to stay and play this summer.

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Support Tennessee State Parks In The Big Payback

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 29, 2021  |  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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State Park Presents Exhibit on Norris Dam With TVA Photography

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 28, 2021  |  Permalink

The Lenoir Museum will present a month-long exhibit starting May 1 on the roughly 2,900 East Tennessee families displaced by the Norris Dam project. The exhibit is the result of a partnership between the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Norris Dam State Park.

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Flooded Trails at Tennessee State Parks Need Your Support

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 25, 2021  |  Permalink

Due to recent storms, flooded trails at Tennessee State Parks need your help.

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Earth Day at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 21, 2021  |  Permalink

This Earth Day learn how you can connect to the natural environment year-round at Tennessee State Parks.

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Responsible Recreation at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 21, 2021  |  Permalink

Here's how you can help lower your impact and prepare for your time outdoors at Tennessee State Parks.

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Virtual Races Are Fueling Runner’s Spirits

Written by Tennessee State Parks Run Club | Posted on March 31, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks virtual races have helped runners across the country find community and keep moving.

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Natural Areas Week & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 30, 2021  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Division of Natural Areas, the state’s leader in protection and management of native plants and animals, invites Tennesseans to participate in upcoming events for Natural Areas Week, as well as observe the 50th anniversary of landmark legislation for preservation in the state.

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Lee Proclaims March 31 Mack S. Prichard Day in Honoring First State Naturalist

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 29, 2021  |  Permalink

Gov. Bill Lee has designated March 31 as Mack S. Prichard Day, honoring Tennessee’s first state naturalist and state archeologist. 

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Easter Feasts and Festivities at TN State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 29, 2021  |  Permalink

This Easter, explore new blooms and enjoy a meal with your loved ones at a Tennessee State Park.

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TDEC, TDOT Officials open new Visitors Center at Reelfoot Lake State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 16, 2021  |  Permalink

TDEC, TDOT Officials open new Visitors Center at Reelfoot Lake State Park

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Tennessee State Parks pool closures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 10, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks are closing public swimming pools at state parks for the 2021 summer season.

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Four Camping Destinations Near Cookeville

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 5, 2021  |  Permalink

Camp near some of Tennessee's most beautiful waterfalls and overlooks at these four campgrounds near Cookeville.

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Tennessee State Park Road Trips

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 2, 2021  |  Permalink

Five affordable road trips packed with Tennessee State Parks, incredible outdoor adventures, history, and overnight stays.

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Vacation at Tennessee State Parks: Our Top 9 Favorite Trip Ideas

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 1, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks offers affordable, customizable, and family-friendly vacations across the state. Start exploring our top nine favorite trip ideas!

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African American History at Booker T. Washington State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 24, 2021  |  Permalink

As we celebrate African American history throughout the month of February, we also recognize the ties to our cultural heritage. Shared and equitable access to our parks is directly tied to our mission to preserve our natural landscape and the history behind it. T. O. Fuller State Park and Booker T. Washington State Park** are two parks in Tennessee that were established for the state’s African American population in an age when segregation barred equal access to the landscape. In this blog, we're reviewing the history of Booker T. Washington State Park.

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Photography Tips for Shooting at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 19, 2021  |  Permalink

If you're looking to roam in the outdoors with a camera, we have a few tips that might help you get the best shot.

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African American History at T.O. Fuller State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 17, 2021  |  Permalink

As we celebrate Black History Month throughout February, we also recognize the ties to our cultural heritage. Shared and equitable access to our parks is directly tied to our mission to preserve our natural landscape and the history behind it. T. O. Fuller State Park was established for the state’s African American population in an age when segregation barred equal access to the landscape.

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