Find your Winter Wonderland

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 1, 2019  |  Permalink

Satisfy your wanderlust in one of our winter wonderlands:

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6 Reasons to Explore Parks in the Winter

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 1, 2019  |  Permalink

While summer is a popular time to head outdoors, there are significant benefits to hitting the woods in the winter months. If you want to hack your vacations and find top notch adventures, here are a few reasons why you should visit in the winter: 

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Lee, Commissioners Lead Groundbreaking for The Lodge at Paris Landing

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 21, 2019  |  Permalink

Lee, Commissioners Lead groundbreaking for the Lodge at Paris Landing. 90 guestrooms will feature scenic lake views.

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Groundbreaking of the new Lodge at Paris Landing State Park on Friday, November 15.

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 14, 2019  |  Permalink

BUCHANAN – Gov. Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers and Tennessee Department of General Services Commissioner Christi W. Branscom will lead the groundbreaking of the new Lodge at Paris Landing State Park on Friday, November 15.

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Bowles Named Director of Hospitality for Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 7, 2019  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced Shannon Bowles as director of hospitality for Tennessee State Parks.

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Five Fall Camping Destinations

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 17, 2019  |  Permalink

Fall in love with your favorite park all over again or plan your next camping adventure somewhere new.

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Discover Tennessee History this Fall

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 1, 2019  |  Permalink

Fall is a time of learning. As school starts back up and the weather changes, many people feel an increased desire for reading, writing and culture. While it’s great to curl up with a good book next to a big fire, we want to make sure you can quench your thirst for knowledge while also enjoying the outdoors. So throw on your jacket, grab a warm drink and head out to one of these five historical parks:

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TDEC Implements Comprehensive Safety Improvement Strategy at Cummins Falls State Park, Will Reopen Falls and Gorge August 14

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 13, 2019  |  Permalink

TDEC Implements Comprehensive Safety Improvement Strategy at Cummins Falls State Park, Will Reopen Falls and Gorge August 14, 2019.

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Best State Parks to Visit in August

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 30, 2019  |  Permalink

While August in Tennessee is known as a warmer month, there are still plenty of great adventures you can enjoy in the outdoors. With kids going back to school, there are fewer visitors in our parks. That means you’ll have more cabins to choose from, fewer people at the pools, and tranquil opportunities for fishing and paddling. Here are five of our the best Tennessee State Parks to visit in August:

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5 Reasons You Will Love Camping Cabins

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 28, 2019  |  Permalink

Take the anxiety out of vacation this summer by booking your stay in a camping cabin at Natchez Trace or Paris Landing State Park. Here are five reasons why you should choose a camping cabin for your next summer adventure!

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6 Summer Water Adventures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 28, 2019  |  Permalink

Get out on the water and discover what Tennessee has to offer this summer. 

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5 things to do near Pickwick Landing

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 20, 2019  |  Permalink

Looking for some relief from the summer heat? Sometimes the best therapy for a southern summer is a trip to the lake, and what better place to start than Pickwick Landing. Here's are five things to do in and around the park on your next visit.

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TN State Parks Seeks Volunteers for Weed Wrangle on Saturday, March 2

Written by TN State Parks | Posted on February 6, 2019  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks and community partners are seeking volunteers for the annual Weed Wrangle, a nationwide effort to fight invasive plant species in public parks on Saturday, March 2.

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Easter Buffets and Baskets at TN State Parks

Written by TN State Parks | Posted on February 1, 2019  |  Permalink

Saturday egg hunts, Sunday buffets, and lodging specials - there is no better way to enjoy Easter, than in the park.

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Beecher Wallace Homestead Added to State Park System

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 24, 2019  |  Permalink

The Beecher Wallace Homestead in the Dog Cove area near Fall Creek Falls State Park has been added to Tennessee’s public lands.

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It’s Bioblitz Time in TN State Parks

Written by Sunny Fleming | Posted on January 23, 2019  |  Permalink

The beautiful and sometimes bizarre looking creations of the natural world often cause us to pause, break out our smartphone and snap a photo. 

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Waste Tires To Be Recycled For New Trail At T.O. Fuller State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 22, 2019  |  Permalink

On Monday, Jan. 21, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and local officials gathered alongside volunteers at T.O. Fuller State Park to collect waste tires to be recycled into material for a new pedestrian trail.

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Plan Your Visit to Reelfoot Lake State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 29, 2018  |  Permalink

Reelfoot Lake is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee and is noted for its fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. Let’s look at where to stay and what to do on your next visit.

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State Looks at Restoring Historic Mill at Rock Island State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 14, 2018  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, along with other state and local agencies, is exploring efforts to save and potentially restore the Great Falls Cotton Mill at Rock Island State Park in Warren County.

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Interior Recycling Bins Available at all TN State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 14, 2018  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Visitors to Tennessee State Parks will now be able to use interior recycling bins at all 56 of the state parks in the second phase of improvements to the parks’ recycling program.

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