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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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New Partnership Offers Affordable Online Gear Rentals

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

A new partnership with Arrive Outdoors makes gear more affordable for park visitors; offering gear that visitors can rent as opposed to buying expensive gear outright.

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Public Input Requested on 10-Year Parks and Rec Plan

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 9, 2021  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is seeking public input on a state plan that will outline recreation, parks, and conservation priorities for the next 10 years.

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Honor Black History Month at Tennessee State Parks

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

This February, honor Black History Month by visiting these six parks that allow you to honor and learn about African American History in spaces that preserve it.

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Valentine’s Weekend at Tennessee State Parks

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

Spend your Valentine's weekend at TN State Parks. From delicious meals and special overnight packages, we're offering an assortment of sweet deals.

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Final Results of the My TN State Park 2020 Fundraiser

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

The final results of the My TN State Park fundraiser campaign are in. 

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My TN State Park: Week 4 Voting Report

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2021  |  Permalink

Final day to vote for My TN State Park 2020!

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My TN State Park: Voting Report January 30th

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

With only one day left to vote, it's time to see how your favorite park is doing.

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The Toughest Marathon in the Southeast

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 27, 2021  |  Permalink

The Savage Gulf Marathon is known to be one of the toughest marathons in the Southeast. Register for the 2021 race at South Cumberland State Park.

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Work Outdoors as a Seasonal Interpretive Recreator

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 27, 2021  |  Permalink

Are you a college student looking to take the next step towards a career in the outdoors? Put your passions to work at Tennessee State Parks as a Seasonal Interpretive Recreator.

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My TN State Park: Week 3 Donation Results

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 22, 2021  |  Permalink

View the voting report for week three of the "My TN State Park 2020" fundraiser! With only seven days left to vote, find out how your favorite park is doing.

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My TN State Park: Week 2 Donation Results

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 15, 2021  |  Permalink

Week two of the "My TN State Park 2020" fundraiser is complete! Find out how your favorite park is doing.

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TN State Parks Have $1.84 Billion Economic Impact in 2020

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 13, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $1.84 billion in Tennessee in 2020 and welcomed 34.7 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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My TN State Parks: Week 1 Donation Results

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

Week one of the "My TN State Park 2020" fundraiser is complete! 

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Exploring Tennessee State Parks in the New Year

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

Here are six ways to connect with Tennessee State Parks in the new year.

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Camping in Tennessee Soars During Pandemic

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

Camping in the last two months reached historic highs in Tennessee State Parks. 

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Unique Historic Cabins With Modern Comfort

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 2, 2020  |  Permalink

Cabins are more than just a place to rest for the night. Explore these newly renovated historical cabins that allow you to connect to history while enjoying modern comforts.

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Give Back to Tennessee State Parks While You Shop on Amazon

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 23, 2020  |  Permalink

Give back this holiday season when you shop with AmazonSmile. Donate 0.5% of your purchase to Tennessee State Parks at no cost to you! 

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