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Tennessee State Parks to Hold Job Fairs for New Lodge at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 21, 2021  |  Permalink

SPENCER – Tennessee State Parks is hosting a job fair on Friday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Nov. 5 for a variety of positions at the new Lodge Fall Creek Falls, which is nearing completion. The event will be at the lodge beginning each of those days at 9 a.m., and interviews will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Thanksgiving at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 18, 2021  |  Permalink

This year, five Tennessee State Park restaurants are offering special Thanksgiving Feasts on Thursday, November 25th. View their menus and make your holiday plans today!

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A Dreamy Wedding at Norris Dam State Park in Tennessee

Written by Karman Meyer | Posted on October 15, 2021  |  Permalink

Wondering what a wedding at Tennessee State Parks is like? Read all about Karman Meyer's dreamy wedding at Norris Dam State Park.

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5 Eco Friendly Wedding Tips

Written by Karman Meyer | Posted on October 15, 2021  |  Permalink

Planning a wedding and wondering how to make it more eco-friendly! Check out these five tips!

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Three Unique Camping Experiences in Tennessee You Have to Try

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 4, 2021  |  Permalink

Looking for a campsite with that "wow" factor? From camping right by the water to finding a nest in the trees, these three camping experiences are outside the box of traditional camping.

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Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Friends Group Celebrates 3 New Bridges

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

NASHVILLE – Radnor Lake State Natural Area and the group Friends of Radnor Lake (FORL) yesterday celebrated the construction of three new bridges on the natural area’s Lake Trail. The $350,000 project is privately funded and sponsored by the Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation, the Røros Foundation, and Ken Levitan and Gloria Dumas.

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State Parks Hosting Tennessee Serves, Extended National Public Lands Day Events Beginning September 25th

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

NASHVILLE – Beginning Sept. 25, Tennessee State Parks will host volunteer events through the month of October in support of First Lady Maria Lee’s Tennessee Serves monthly challenge.

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Tennessee to Leverage State Lands for Tourism in Rural, Distressed Counties

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 21, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), which operates all 56 Tennessee State Parks and 84 state natural areas, today announced the launch of an economic development initiative to grow tourism in rural, distressed counties in Tennessee by leveraging the economic potential of state lands. 

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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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9 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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