Panther Creek State Park Wins Award for Facilities Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 6, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Panther Creek State Park in Morristown winner of the Excellence in Facilities Management award for Tennessee State Parks in 2022.

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Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park Scheduled Temporary Closure for Wounded Warrior Hunt

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 2, 2022  |  Permalink

PINSON – Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park will be temporarily closed to visitors for two hours each morning Monday, Dec. 5 through Wednesday, Dec. 7 to host a Wounded Warrior Hunt on those days.

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Cozy Cabins for Warm Winter Stays

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 1, 2022  |  Permalink

During the Winter months, it's the perfect time of year to make use of the many cabins Tennessee State Parks have to offer. Here are seven cabin recommendations for a cozy stay – stay warm while still getting to experience our great Tennessee State Parks!  

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The Best State Parks for Winter Camping in Tennessee

Written by Brenna Sharpe | Posted on December 1, 2022  |  Permalink

Take advantage of a large selection of campsites, fewer crowds, and a bug-free experience during the off-season at these Tennessee state park campgrounds.

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Winter Adventures to Experience in Tennessee

Written by Brenna Sharpe | Posted on December 1, 2022  |  Permalink

The winter season transforms the beautiful state of Tennessee into a spectacular landscape full of adventure. Your chance to experience cross-country skiing, frozen waterfalls, and cozy cabins across the state starts with Tennessee State Parks. Take the first step towards planning a winter to remember by checking out this list of incredible state park adventures. 

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Activities to Experience During December at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 1, 2022  |  Permalink

With the long winter days ahead of us, it’s nice to have something to look forward to. Check out the list below of fun things to do in Tennessee State Parks and start planning your next adventure! 

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The Best Winter Hikes in Tennessee

Written by Brenna Sharpe & Meg Guy | Posted on November 30, 2022  |  Permalink

When winter rolls around, we often settle into routines that revolve around staying indoors. However, winter is one of the best times to hike at Tennessee State Parks. We’ll also cover how to stay safe and warm while exploring some of the best winter hikes at Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas! 

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Tennessee State Parks, American Canoe Association-TN Win Award for Kayak Instruction Events

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 28, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee chapter of the American Canoe Association (ACA TN) have won an award from the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association (TRPA) for multi-faceted low-cost kayak instruction programs offered in May.

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Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park Benefits from Grant Through Park’s Support Group

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 22, 2022  |  Permalink

BYRDSTOWN – The support group Friends of Cordell Hull has received a grant of $3,900 from the Tennessee Arts Commission that will go toward the Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park’s arts programs. This marks the fifth year the group has received the grant.

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Are Leaves Really “Litter?”

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on November 18, 2022  |  Permalink

Let's explore the one type of litter that is actually good for the environment, as well as the organisms whose lives depend on it.

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Cleanup Day for Playground at Warriors’ Path State Park Rescheduled

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 14, 2022  |  Permalink

KINGSPORT – The Fall Day of Caring at Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground at Warriors’ Path State Park originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov.12, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 19 due to inclement weather.

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One of the Best Kid-Friendly Cabin Getaways in Middle Tennessee

Written by Kari Edgens | Posted on November 10, 2022  |  Permalink

We were excited to discover the story of Edgar Evins State Park during an extended October stay. In my family of two full-time educators and two children under five, by the time Fall Break rolls around, we’re ready for a disconnect into nature with the right amenities that won’t leave us exhausted at the end of our vacation. Located just 65 miles east of our home in Nashville, Edgar Evins checked all the boxes to offer us just that.

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Red Clay State Historic Park Hosts Cherokee Cultural Celebration November 12-13

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 3, 2022  |  Permalink

CLEVELAND – Red Clay State Historic Park will host the Cherokee Cultural Celebration on Saturday and Sunday November 12-13, featuring demonstrations, traditional dancing, craft vendors, and food vendors from federally recognized Cherokee tribes.

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Fall Day of Caring at Warriors’ Path State Park November 12

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 2, 2022  |  Permalink

KINGSPORT – Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground at Warriors’ Path State Park will be closed Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for a Day of Caring/Service volunteer cleanup at the park.

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Best RV Campgrounds with Hiking Trails

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 1, 2022  |  Permalink

Getting access to great trails from your campground is the easiest way to combine your RV getaway with an incredible hike. You can't go wrong choosing one of these outstanding campgrounds with easy access to hiking trails.  

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Tennessee State Parks Appreciate Veterans

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 1, 2022  |  Permalink

To show our support for those individuals who have bravely served our country, Tennessee State Parks offers veteran discounts. We understand the importance of getting outside for Tennessee veterans and their families, and outdoor recreation can provide many health and well-being benefits. We are honored to connect veterans with even more affordable opportunities to explore our Tennessee State Parks.

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November Events and Festivals for the Family 

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 1, 2022  |  Permalink

November is here, and Tennessee State Parks have lots of fun family events and festivals planned! We hope to see you and your family at a Tennessee State Park, so we have put together a list of some fun fall events for the family across the state!

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Give the Gift of Adventure 

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 1, 2022  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks have some fantastic adventure experiences to give those special people in your lives. From rock climbing to renting a pontoon boat – we have an adventure experience for everyone. Check out some of our top recommendations! 

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Tennessee State Parks Offers Thanksgiving Meals and Getaways

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 31, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Six Tennessee State Parks will offer Thanksgiving meals on Thursday, Nov. 24, and four of those parks have getaway stays available to go with the feasts.

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Tennessee State Parks Gift Guide 2022

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 20, 2022  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks Gift Guide 2022

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