State Reinvests in David Crockett State Park

Written by Niki Conolly | Posted on July 10, 2018  |  Permalink

LAWRENCEBURG – David Crockett State Park has received much-needed upgrades to its campground and restaurant among other additions thanks to a broader effort by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly to revitalize the state park system.

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Best of the Best: Premium Cabin Rentals

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

Are you looking to plan an outdoorsy family vacation with a modern twist? How about a quiet, romantic getaway? Whatever the case, we have just the thing for you. We've pulled together a list of the most comfortable and modern cabins our parks have to offer.

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Celebrate July 4 at a State Park

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

Independence Day is right around the corner. It’s a time for freedom, family, and fireworks. Together we celebrate the founding principles of this great nation. What better place to do that than on the public lands that exist to connect you, the people, to the great outdoors? Whether you’re looking for something to do the weekend before or the day of, we have the perfect Fourth of July celebration for you. 

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Escape the Summer Heat in East TN

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 22, 2018  |  Permalink

Summers in Tennessee are brutal, but you'll find cooler temperatures and awesome adventures in upper East Tennessee. Check out our blog for travel tips and vacation planning ideas for cooler summer trips. 

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Henry Horton State Park Garners More Recognition

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 16, 2018  |  Permalink

Eat REAL® announced today that Henry Horton State Park’s restaurant, The Governor’s Table, in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, has become the first state park in the nation to achieve REAL Certified Status, a nationally recognized standard for foodservice operations focused on nutrition and sustainability.

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New Bridge Ribbon-cutting at Chickasaw State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 14, 2018  |  Permalink

On Wednesday, May 23, Tennessee State Parks will unveil a new bridge at Chickasaw State Park. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill will share details on other planned park improvements, including renovated campgrounds, historic cabin restorations and upgrades to the park’s wastewater treatment plant.

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Tennessee State Parks Expand “Green” Concepts as Part of New Initiative

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

Twenty-six Tennessee State Parks have been recognized by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for sustainable concepts as part of the state’s ‘Go Green With Us’ initiative.

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5 Lesser Known Campgrounds to Explore

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 3, 2018  |  Permalink

What if you knew the best campgrounds to get away from the crowds and enjoy the outdoors? What if you broke with common logic and decided to chart your own path of westward exploration? For those of you who want smaller crowds and more unique experiences, we’ve put together this list of five lesser known campgrounds.

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Tips for Camping with Kids

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

Taking kids outside is one of those awe-inspiring, joy-inducing adventures that every kid needs. It’s important to their development, broadens their perspective, and grows their minds. One great way to do this is through a family camping trip. You don’t have to be an expert to instill a love of the outdoors in your kids. 

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7 Ways to Make the Most of Memorial Day

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

Memorial Day is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time to hitch up the RV, throw the kids in the truck and head for the great outdoors. Here are seven ways to make the most out of your holiday weekend: 

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A Weekend at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 19, 2018  |  Permalink

In this blog series, we’ll help you discover activities in and near our parks to make the most of your visit. Don’t let the summer pass by without seeing and experiencing these amazing places. Our first stop is Pickett CCC Memorial State Park, which boasts some of the most unique rock formations and terrain of any park in our system. 

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Sgt. Alvin C. York Named Tennessee State Park of The Year For WWI History

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 15, 2018  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park in Pall Mall as the 2017 State Park of the Year. The park – which is the former home of a World War I hero – was selected for the exceptional visitor experience offered through living history programming.

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Henry Horton State Park Recognized For Innovation in Park Offerings

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 15, 2018  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Innovation.

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park Recognized with Resource Management Award

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 15, 2018  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Cedars of Lebanon State Park with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Resource Management for protecting rare plant species, preserving historical records and more.

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Montgomery Bell State Park Wins Sustainability Award for Food Recovery, Recycling

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 15, 2018  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Sustainability.

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David Crockett Birthplace Named Best Interpretive State Park in Tennessee

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 15, 2018  |  Permalink

David Crockett Birthplace State Historic Park in Limestone received the 2017 Award for Excellence in Interpretation from Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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Ribbon Cut on New Reelfoot Lake Lakeside Cabins

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 6, 2018  |  Permalink

On Friday, Jan. 26, Tennessee State Parks unveiled seven new visitor cabins at Reelfoot Lake State Park in Tiptonville, TN.

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6 Reasons to Explore Parks in the Winter

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

While summer is a popular time to head outdoors, there are significant benefits to hitting the woods in the winter months. If you want to hack your vacations and find top notch adventures, here are a few reasons why you should visit in the winter: 

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Don’t lose your way. Use our maps!

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 20, 2017  |  Permalink

To help you find and stay on the trails, we have compiled a list of all the maps we have available to the public. 

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Find your Winter Wonderland

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 5, 2017  |  Permalink

Satisfy your wanderlust in one of our winter wonderlands:

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