Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 30, 2016 | Permalink
This weekend marks the 240th anniversary of Independence Day. All across the country, people will dawn their red, white and blue and mark the birth of our nation with BBQs and fireworks. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate with friends and family, look no further than Tennessee State Parks.
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 28, 2016 | 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
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 24, 2016 | Permalink
Picture this: it’s Friday afternoon in Nashville, the weekend weather forecast looks gorgeous, and you’re ready to spend a night in the woods. You have just enough daylight to head home, round up your gear, and hit the road. But where will you go? You might start with ones of these…5 tent camping sites within 50 miles of Nashville.
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 22, 2016 | Permalink
Named after an old steamboat and freight landing spot on the river, Paris Landing State Park offers some of the best water recreation in Tennessee. It is a perfect weekend getaway for people living in Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee, and an ideal basecamp for all of your adventures on Kentucky Lake. Let’s take a look at 5 things you can do on a weekend trip to Paris Landing.
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 17, 2016 | Permalink
Do you love history? While our parks are great places to enjoy the outdoors, they are also perfect for history buffs. Many of them tell the stories of the people and places that shaped the history of Tennessee and the United States. If you’re looking for something to do this summer, why not jump in the car and check out these 5 parks for history lovers:
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 15, 2016 | Permalink
Tims Ford State Park sits on the bank of one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast, Tims Ford Lake. The park is less than two hours from Nashville, Chattanooga and Huntsville, Alabama, making it the perfect destination for escaping the summer heat in Middle Tennessee. Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss on your next visit to Tims Ford State Park:
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 9, 2016 | Permalink
Did you know that TWRA estimated there were 3,500-5,000 black bears in Tennessee in 2012? This included some 1,800 in state and national parks, according to a story from WBIR-TV. We share our public lands with a variety of animals, including bears, and we want to make sure you are “beary” aware of how to stay safe this summer. Here are 5 facts you need to know about black bears in Tennessee:
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 8, 2016 | Permalink
National Trails Day took place on Saturday, June 4th in all 56 Tennessee State Parks. Despite rainy weather, we had hundreds of brave participants who hiked, kayaked, ran, built trails, rappelled, beautified our trail systems, and learned about the history of our parks!
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 7, 2016 | Permalink
Roan Mountain State Park is one of the most striking and beautiful places in Tennessee. The park sits at the base of Roan Mountain, which at 6,258’ is one of the highest peaks on the Appalachian Trail. Because of its natural beauty, Roan Mountain is a bucket list destination for any outdoor enthusiast, and Roan Mountain State Park is the perfect staging ground for your trip. Here are 5 things you can do on your next trip.
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 3, 2016 | Permalink
Cumberland Mountain State Park celebrated the opening of a new restaurant patio with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 27.
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 2, 2016 | Permalink
The sense of arrival draws many people to hiking. It's that bend in the trail where the trees clear to an expansive overlook, the tapestry of the canyon below unraveling before your eyes. It's the sound of rushing water and the misty feeling of the air that comes with an approaching waterfall. Even before you can see it, your senses of touch, smell, taste, and hearing tell you of its presence. Fortunately, we have 1,100 miles of adventures in Tennessee that can deliver the sense of arrival, satisfaction and engagement that you crave. Come enjoy the beauty of a walk in the woods with us on June 4 as we celebrate National Trails Day at our 56 state parks.
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 1, 2016 | Permalink
Looking for some relief from the summer heat? Sometimes the best therapy for a southern summer is a trip to the lake, and what better place to start than Pickwick Landing. Here's are five things to do in and around the park on your next visit.