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Eight of the Best RV Campgrounds at Tennessee State Parks

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

If you're an RV camper looking for spacious sites with full hookups in Tennessee, this is the blog for you. We're listing off eight of the best campgrounds for RVs at Tennessee State Parks.

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Escape to a Winter Wonderland at These 3 State Parks

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

Wake up to a fresh blanket of snow, explore frosty forests, and find cozy bakeries along the way. Here are three Tennessee state parks to visit this winter if you're in search of a cabin getaway in wonderland.

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3-Day Winter Waterfall Getaway in Middle Tennessee

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

This three-day trip itinerary is stationed around Edgar Evins State Park and visits two iconic waterfalls in the surrounding Middle Tennessee area.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 23, 2021  |  Permalink

This year, gift your loved one a night under the stars, a t-shirt that supports their favorite trails, or a magazine that will inspire their next adventure. Start exploring our gift guide!

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Tennessee State Parks Partners With Tristar Adventures on Merchandise That Supports Trails

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

Tennessee State Parks has teamed up with the Tennessee-based lifestyle brand Tristar Adventures to create a special collection of merchandise that supports trails in Tennessee State Parks.

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5 Tennessee State Parks Restaurants Offer Thanksgiving Meals

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

NASHVILLE – Five Tennessee State Parks restaurants will offer Thanksgiving meals Thursday, Nov. 25, an opportunity to dine then enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking, golf and much more.

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The Magic of Frost Flowers

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on November 12, 2021  |  Permalink

Have you ever seen a frost flower? Discover this unique cold weather phenomenon.

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Cozy Up in These Newly Restored Cabins in West Tennessee

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

The cabins at Chickasaw State Park in West, TN have received some major improvements. Let's explore these updates and some of the must-try activities the park has to offer.

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Beauty for All to See: Tennessee Tourism Installs Colorblind Viewfinder at Radnor Lake State Park and Natural Area

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2021) – Tennessee is known for its stunning fall foliage with bright oranges, vibrant yellows, and deep reds. Now, there’s beauty for all to see as the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development today unveiled its 13th colorblind viewfinder at Radnor Lake State Park and Natural Area in Nashville. The ADA accessible viewfinder, made by SeeCoast Manufacturing, is equipped with spectral lens technology from EnChroma designed to help those with red-green color deficiency experience the brilliant fall colors.

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Late Season Pollinators

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on October 27, 2021  |  Permalink

Pollinators are busily making the most of the last season's flowers. 

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Slice of Giant White Pine Headed Back to Rocky Fork State Park

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

FLAG POND – A 600-pound cross section of what was said to be the nation’s largest white pine tree ever to be cut, felled in 1948, will return to Rocky Fork State Park in a special homecoming celebration on Oct. 30 at the park.

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Tennessee State Parks to Hold Job Fairs for New Lodge at Fall Creek Falls State Park

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

SPENCER – Tennessee State Parks is hosting a job fair on Friday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Nov. 5 for a variety of positions at the new Lodge Fall Creek Falls, which is nearing completion. The event will be at the lodge beginning each of those days at 9 a.m., and interviews will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Thanksgiving at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 18, 2021  |  Permalink

This year, five Tennessee State Park restaurants are offering special Thanksgiving Feasts on Thursday, November 25th. View their menus and make your holiday plans today!

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A Dreamy Wedding at Norris Dam State Park in Tennessee

Written by Karman Meyer | Posted on October 15, 2021  |  Permalink

Wondering what a wedding at Tennessee State Parks is like? Read all about Karman Meyer's dreamy wedding at Norris Dam State Park.

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5 Eco Friendly Wedding Tips

Written by Karman Meyer | Posted on October 15, 2021  |  Permalink

Planning a wedding and wondering how to make it more eco-friendly! Check out these five tips!

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Three Unique Camping Experiences in Tennessee You Have to Try

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

Looking for a campsite with that "wow" factor? From camping right by the water to finding a nest in the trees, these three camping experiences are outside the box of traditional camping.

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Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Friends Group Celebrates 3 New Bridges

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

NASHVILLE – Radnor Lake State Natural Area and the group Friends of Radnor Lake (FORL) yesterday celebrated the construction of three new bridges on the natural area’s Lake Trail. The $350,000 project is privately funded and sponsored by the Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation, the Røros Foundation, and Ken Levitan and Gloria Dumas.

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State Parks Hosting Tennessee Serves, Extended National Public Lands Day Events Beginning September 25th

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

NASHVILLE – Beginning Sept. 25, Tennessee State Parks will host volunteer events through the month of October in support of First Lady Maria Lee’s Tennessee Serves monthly challenge.

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Tennessee to Leverage State Lands for Tourism in Rural, Distressed Counties

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

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), which operates all 56 Tennessee State Parks and 84 state natural areas, today announced the launch of an economic development initiative to grow tourism in rural, distressed counties in Tennessee by leveraging the economic potential of state lands. 

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114 Acres Donate to T.O. Fuller State Park

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

MEMPHIS – Tennessee State Parks officials today announced the addition of 144 acres to T.O. Fuller State Park, a donation to the park by philanthropists Hugh and Margaret Jones Fraser and the Carrington Jones family of Memphis.

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