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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5 Adventures for December

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

Don't let the holiday season keep you inside. Here are a few ideas for things to do in December. 

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The Winter Discount is Here!

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 26, 2018  |  Permalink

Looking to get out of the house and have a little fun and adventure? We've got you covered.

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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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Free, Guided Hikes on Black Friday

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 12, 2018  |  Permalink

We're offering free, guided hikes at all 56 state parks the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

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Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Will Unveil Storybook Trail

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 2, 2018  |  Permalink

JAMESTOWN – On Saturday, Nov. 3, Tennessee State Parks will host a ribbon-cutting event for a new Imagination Library Storybook Trail at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park.

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State Park Blonde Ale Becomes First All-Tennessee Grain Beer

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 1, 2018  |  Permalink

Tennessee Brew Works, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee State Parks  and Batey Farms announce a multi-year brewing initiative to bring “barley back to Tennessee,” producing the first all-Tennessee grain Tennessee State Park Blond Ale.  

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‘Crossing the Cumberlands’ Brings Traditional Music and Modern Artists to Chattanooga

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 30, 2018  |  Permalink

CHATTANOOGA – For over 200 years, with bold notes and fine lyrics, musicians have crafted vivid portrayals of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. On Saturday, Nov. 17, stories and sounds from acclaimed traditional and modern musicians will converge at the Tivoli Theatre for ‘Crossing the Cumberlands’, a night of eloquent music to benefit the Cumberland Trail.

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Pickwick Landing and David Crockett Restaurants Achieve “Eat Real” Certification

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 30, 2018  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks restaurants at Pickwick Landing and David Crockett State Parks have achieved Eat REAL Certified Status, a nationally recognized standard for food service operations focused on sustainability and nutrition. Tennessee State Parks is the only state parks system in the nation to earn certification and among only two national park systems.

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Montgomery Bell State Park Will Unveil Storybook Trail

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

BURNS – On Saturday, Oct. 27, Tennessee State Parks will host a ribbon-cutting event for a new Imagination Library Storybook Trail at Montgomery Bell State Park.

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Civil War Days Festival at Two TN State Parks on Nov. 3

Written by Kim Schofinski | Posted on October 18, 2018  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Cannons will ring out along the Tennessee River in both Benton and Humphreys Counties to commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Johnsonville. The free Civil War Days festival will feature living history presenters and more at both Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park and Johnsonville State Historic Park on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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5 Things to Do near Norris Dam State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 28, 2018  |  Permalink

Located just North of Knoxville, Norris Dam State Park tells the story of progress energy, and the birth of the modern era in Tennessee.  It’s also a great place for lakeside adventures, hiking, photography and much more. Here are some ideas for your next vacation:

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Tennessee State Parks Receives National Accreditation

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 25, 2018  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks has been named one of only two state park systems in the country to receive accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). 

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Color Blind Viewers Bring Fall to Life

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 24, 2018  |  Permalink

Responding to popular demand, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee State Parks have partnered to install “color blind” viewfinders at five (5) state park locations across the state. There is now a total of 11 viewers installed in Tennessee. A new website helps visitors find and enjoy these new devices.

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day at TN State Parks

Written by Kim Schofinski | Posted on September 10, 2018  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, and free hikes and interpretive programs on Saturday, Sept. 22.

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TN State Parks Cycling Tour Highlights Cumberland Plateau

Written by Kim Schofinski | Posted on September 4, 2018  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Hundreds of cyclists from nearly 30 different states will converge on the Cumberland Plateau on Sept. 15-20 for Tennessee State Parks’ annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT).

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Parent’s Trip Out: Traveling with Young Kids

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

Earlier this summer, one of our staff packed up his wife and two children in Nashville and hit the road for Upper East Tennessee. This is the story of what he learned about outdoor adventures with two small kids (including some pretty cute photos). 

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Standing Stone to Host National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival

Written by Kim Schofinski | Posted on August 27, 2018  |  Permalink

HILHAM – Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, drawing some of the country’s best players to Tennessee where they will match wit and skills in what is known as the ‘Super Bowl of marbles’. In its 36th year, the event will feature world-class marble competitions, live music, marble-making exhibits and demonstrations, food vendors and much more.

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5 things to do near Cumberland Mountain State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2018  |  Permalink

Whether you want to paddle on the lake or picnic along the trail, Cumberland Mountain combines classic charm with modern convenience to create a restful and refreshing vacation spot. To help you plan your next trip, let’s look at 5 things to do near Cumberland Mountain State Park

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