Beat the Heat this August

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 30, 2017  |  Permalink

August in Tennessee brings some of the most grueling temperatures of the year. The humidity outside assaults you like waves beating against the shore.  Everything you wear sticks to you like a pair of ‘80s leather pants. Yet it’s no fun to stay indoors. There’s nothing on TV and the only thing standing between you and college football are the dog days of summer.

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Backpacking Memories: A Guided Adventure

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 19, 2017  |  Permalink

Throughout the year, Tennessee State Park staff lead guided backpacking adventures. These guided trips provide guests with the tools, equipment and knowledge needed for a successful backpacking trip. This guest blog from photographer David Pineros highlights our most recent trip at Henry Horton State Park. 

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Fall Creek Falls State Park Strengthens Recycling Program

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 13, 2017  |  Permalink

Fall Creek Falls State Park has expanded its environmental sustainability efforts this summer thanks to a partnership with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful, to provide 30 recycling bins throughout the park for visitor use.

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5 adventures near Chattanooga

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 6, 2017  |  Permalink

On the border of Georgia and Tennessee sits the only two-time winner of Outside magazine’s Best Towns contest. Chattanooga is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. From multi-pitch rock faces and mountain bike trails, to whitewater rafting and caving, this city has something for everyone.  It’s also a great place to spend some time at one of our state parks. Let’s take a look at where to stay and what to do on your next trip to the greatest outdoor city in the United States. 

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