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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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The Many Colors of Mushrooms

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on September 16, 2021  |  Permalink

Mushrooms can make incredible photography subjects, and our State Parks are ideal places to find them!

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B.A.S.S. Announces Pickwick Lake, Tennessee As Final Piece Of 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series Slate

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

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After announcing the bulk of the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule in late July, B.A.S.S. officials have now revealed the final piece of that puzzle.

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Introducing Customer Accounts for Online Reservations at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 14, 2021  |  Permalink

You asked for it and we listened! Customer accounts are now live on reserve.tnstateparks.com. Within your customer account you can view and manage your past and upcoming reservations, all online.

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‘Super Bowl of Marbles’ at Standing Stone State Park Saturday

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

HILHAM – Building on a rich cultural tradition, Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18, drawing some of the country’s best players to Tennessee. Players will match skills in what is known as the “Super Bowl of Marbles.”

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The “Drama Noodle”

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on September 7, 2021  |  Permalink

Learn about a special snake that's behaviors and appearance have inspired the entertaining nickname, “drama noodle.”

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10 of the Best Destinations for Fall Break in Tennessee

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

Tennessee State Parks will set the stage for your vacation this fall break, and all that you have to do is decide which park to enjoy! We've pulled together ten parks that are perfect for fall and available for the standard fall break dates in TN: October 8 – 17.

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50% Discounts for Louisiana Evacuees (Hurricane Ida)

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

In cooperation with TEMA and FEMA efforts, Tennessee State Parks is extending 50% discounts on campsites, cabins, and Lodge (hotel) rooms to Lousiana residents displaced by Hurricane Ida evacuations. Discounts apply to stays between August 28, 2021, and September 9, 2021. 

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Fall Festivals and Events at Tennessee State Parks

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

Many of our state parks are hosting festivals in honor of the culture, traditions and history of our state. Here are a few of our favorites:

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How Individuals With Disabilities Are Benefiting From the Community Based Work Program

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

Hayes Otelo is among the many individuals with disabilities benefitting from a transformation at the Tennessee Department of Human Services’ Community Tennessee Rehabilitation Centers. You can find him this summer helping keep Paris Landing State Park clean and learning job skills along the way.

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Warriors’ Path State Park Honored for Innovation

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Warriors’ Path State Park in Kingsport as its top park in the state for innovation, part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Pickwick Landing State Park Honored for Sustainability

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Pickwick Landing State Park in Counce for sustainability as part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference hosted by the park.

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Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Honored for Facilities Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Pickett CCC Memorial State Park in Jamestown its top park in the state for facilities management, part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park honored for Resource Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Johnsonville State Historic Park in New Johnsonville for resource management as part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park Honored for Customer Engagement

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park in Delano its top park in the state for customer engagement, part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park was honored at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Honored for Interpretation

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park with the Tennessee State Parks Award for Excellence in Interpretation. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Cummins Falls State Park Named State Park of the Year in Tennessee

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Cummins Falls State Park in Cookeville as its Park of the Year as part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. 

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Willow Flies on the Tennessee River

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

The mass emergence of mayflies on the Tennessee River is a sight to behold.

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Where to Camp This Labor Day Weekend

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

Stay up late around the campfire, gaze at the stars, and relax at a Tennessee State Park campsite this Labor Day Weekend. Here are our most available campgrounds for September 3rd–6th.

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Kids Friendly Adventures at Pickwick Lake

Written by Swathi from Etched Footprints | Posted on August 24, 2021  |  Permalink

If you are looking for a lake adventure to rejuvenate with your family, Pickwick Landing State Park is an excellent choice.

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