5 things to do near Natchez Trace State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 27, 2017  |  Permalink

Anyone who has driven from Memphis to Nashville has probably seen signs for Natchez Trace State Park. The park sits in almost the exact middle between these two cities. As soon as you hop off the interstate at Exit 116, you arrive at the 48,000-acre mass of land that is a mixture of state park, state forest and wildlife management area. The size, seclusion and interstate access make it perfect for a weekend getaway. Let’s look at the places to stay and the things to do on your next trip:

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1,190 Kids Complete Junior Ranger Camps in 2017

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 16, 2017  |  Permalink

The summer of 2017 is drawing to a close, and with it the junior ranger camps at our parks across the state have ended. Between the months of June and July, 44 of our parks hosted camps and reached over 1,190 kids.

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5 things to do near Tims Ford State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 15, 2017  |  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:

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5 things to do near Pickwick Landing

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 1, 2017  |  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.

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