COVID-19 UPDATE: PARK CLOSURES

TDEC TO CLOSE ALL 56 TENNESSEE STATE PARKS EFFECTIVE APRIL 4

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 3, 2020  |  Permalink

TDEC today announced it will close all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public effective April 4 through April 14, in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 23.

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Download Tennessee State Park Screensavers

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 27, 2020  |  Permalink

Small changes can make a big difference. Download these free screensavers for your desktop or phone for a little reminder that the outdoors are always there for you.
 

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Doing Your Part To Flatten The Curve in Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 27, 2020  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks values the positive mental and physical effects that our outdoor spaces provide during this time. In an effort to keep our visitors safe and our trails open, we ask that you do your part to slow the spread by following these safety guidelines.

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Tennessee State Parks Announces Temporary Operational Changes

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 25, 2020  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks, in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 while continuing to serve Tennesseans, is joining the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health by encouraging residents not to travel, but to visit only their nearby parks. The park system is also announcing a series of operational changes effective March 26.

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Ideas for Solo Park Adventures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 12, 2020  |  Permalink

Finding solitude in nature is good for the soul. Here is a list of our favorite solo spots and activities to experience in a park.

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Spring Wildflower Scavenger Hunt

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 3, 2020  |  Permalink

Look out for these beautiful blooms on your next outdoor adventure. Find out which parks to search at, the best months for viewing, fun facts, and photos. 

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TN State Parks Seeks Volunteers For Annual Weed Wrangle March 7

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 25, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks and community partners are seeking volunteers to help rid the parks and State Natural Areas of invasive species with the annual Weed Wrangle on Saturday, March 7.

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Over 6,000 Acres Added to Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 24, 2020  |  Permalink

CUMBERLAND COUNTY – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with The Conservation Fund, TennGreen, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, today announced the addition of 6,229 acres to the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park.

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Cordell Hull Birthplace and Sycamore Shoals State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park in Byrdstown and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton as co-winners of the 2019 Excellence in Interpretation Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park Named For Sustainability

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park in Eva as winner of the 2019 Excellence in Sustainability Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Honored for Innovation

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park as winner of the 2019 Excellence in Innovation Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Port Royal State Park Honored for Resource Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Port Royal State Park in Adams as winner of the 2019 Excellence in Resource Management Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Paris Landing State Park Honored for Facilities Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Paris Landing State Park as winner of the 2019 Excellence in Facilities Management Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Dunbar Cave Named 2019 State Park of the Year

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has recognized Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville as the 2019 Tennessee State Park of the Year.

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5 Adventures Everyone Should Have in Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 29, 2020  |  Permalink

We have pulled together a list of five adventures everyone should take in Tennessee. Each of these adventures can support a wide range of physical abilities, and each could be done in a weekend trip. Dive in and discover your next adventure.

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State Park Cabins for a Romantic Valentine’s Weekend

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 22, 2020  |  Permalink

Did you notice that Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday night this year? Why not cozy up to warm fire on a romantic weekend retreat? We still cabins available to rent at several state parks where you can disconnect from the busyness of life and reconnect with your loved one. (Plus, you can save 25% on your cabin rental with our “COZYCABIN” coupon code.) Join us for a trip across the state as we look at some great cabin destinations between Memphis and Knoxville:

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New Goals for the New Year

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

New Year’s Day is coming, and with it the urge to make life-changing resolutions. This New Year is especially important because it ushers in the 2020s. Many of us will look at our work, our families, and our lives to find ways we can grow into better versions of ourselves over the next year and decade. Whatever your commitment, whatever self-improvement you desire, we think the outdoors can help.

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Tennessee State Parks Host Free First Day Hikes on January 1

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 19, 2019  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will usher in the New Year with First Day Hikes on Jan. 1

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Holiday Gift Guide

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 10, 2019  |  Permalink

Gifts for everyone on your list! 

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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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