COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Safely Recreating on July 4th Weekend

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 2, 2020  |  Permalink

A guide to safely recreating on July 4th weekend at Tennessee State Parks.

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Virtual Jr. Ranger Camp Week Four: Astronomy Week

Written by TSP Conservancy | Posted on July 1, 2020  |  Permalink

Week four of Virtual Jr. Ranger Camp covered astronomy.

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5 Lesser Known Parks for Summer Adventures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 1, 2020  |  Permalink

5 adventures at lesser-known parks for socially distant summer adventures.

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5 Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 1, 2020  |  Permalink

Summer activities may look a little different this year but there are still ways to beat the summer heat! Here are 5 ways to keep cool at Tennessee State Parks.

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Virtual Junior Ranger Pollinator Week

Written by TSP Conservancy | Posted on June 24, 2020  |  Permalink

In week three of virtual Junior Ranger camp, participants learn about the importance of pollinators. Find out why pollinators are vital to our everyday lives in this blog.

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Virtual Junior Ranger History Week

Written by TSP Conservancy | Posted on June 16, 2020  |  Permalink

In week two of virtual Junior Ranger camp, participants learn about Tennessee's history. Brush up on your own knowledge through this blog. 

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Rock Island Update: Gorge Closure & Parking Capacity

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 9, 2020  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks is alerting visitors to Rock Island State Park that swimming locations in the river gorge section of the park will need to be closed in the coming weeks due to water releases at Great Falls Dam.

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Can I Stay Overnight at Tennessee State Parks?

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 26, 2020  |  Permalink

Overnight stays are open and available for reservations at Tennessee State Parks. Book your campsite, cabin, or lodge room today!

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Camping Checklist

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 22, 2020  |  Permalink

Use this checklist to pack for your next camping trip and never forget the essentials again!

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Your Guide to Exploring Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 14, 2020  |  Permalink

A guide for new visitors exploring our 56 Tennessee State Parks.

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Cummins Falls Reopening with New Gorge Access Permit

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 14, 2020  |  Permalink

Cummins Falls State Park reopened on May 15, 2020 at 8:00AM with a new online permitting system to limit gorge access. 

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Tennessee State Parks pool closures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 11, 2020  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks are closing public swimming pools at state parks for the 2020 summer season.

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Support Tennessee State Parks In The Big Payback

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 4, 2020  |  Permalink

On May 6th and 7th, the Big Payback is giving you the opportunity to give back to your favorite Tennessee State Parks by supporting the nonprofits dedicated to protecting and improving them.

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Late May Camping Adventures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 4, 2020  |  Permalink

Stay safe and close to home while enjoying the outdoors this May with our camping safety tips and list of campgrounds near major cities.

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8 Ways To Enjoy Tennessee State Parks From Home

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 22, 2020  |  Permalink

We're bringing Tennessee State Parks to your home. Watch Ranger-led educational programs, spend a moment in nature, explore our parks and more!

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Summer Nights are Made for the Outdoors

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 1, 2020  |  Permalink

Parks come alive during the summer. Check out these great ways you can get out and explore. 

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Download Tennessee State Park Screensavers

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 27, 2020  |  Permalink

Small changes can make a big difference. Download these free screensavers for your desktop or phone for a little reminder that the outdoors are always there for you.
 

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Tennessee State Parks Announces Temporary Operational Changes

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 25, 2020  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks, in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 while continuing to serve Tennesseans, is joining the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health by encouraging residents not to travel, but to visit only their nearby parks. The park system is also announcing a series of operational changes effective March 26.

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Ideas for Solo Park Adventures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 12, 2020  |  Permalink

Finding solitude in nature is good for the soul. Here is a list of our favorite solo spots and activities to experience in a park.

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Spring Wildflower Scavenger Hunt

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 3, 2020  |  Permalink

Look out for these beautiful blooms on your next outdoor adventure. Find out which parks to search at, the best months for viewing, fun facts, and photos. 

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