COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

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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Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Honored for Facilities Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Pickett CCC Memorial State Park in Jamestown its top park in the state for facilities management, 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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Johnsonville State Historic Park honored for Resource Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Johnsonville State Historic Park in New Johnsonville for resource management as 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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Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park Honored for Customer Engagement

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park in Delano its top park in the state for customer engagement, part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park was honored at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Honored for Interpretation

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park with the Tennessee State Parks Award for Excellence in Interpretation. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Cummins Falls State Park Named State Park of the Year in Tennessee

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Cummins Falls State Park in Cookeville as its Park of the Year as part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. 

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Willow Flies on the Tennessee River

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

The mass emergence of mayflies on the Tennessee River is a sight to behold.

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Where to Camp This Labor Day Weekend

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

Stay up late around the campfire, gaze at the stars, and relax at a Tennessee State Park campsite this Labor Day Weekend. Here are our most available campgrounds for September 3rd–6th.

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Kids Friendly Adventures at Pickwick Lake

Written by Swathi from Etched Footprints | Posted on August 24, 2021  |  Permalink

If you are looking for a lake adventure to rejuvenate with your family, Pickwick Landing State Park is an excellent choice.

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Make the Most of Labor Day Weekend Outdoors

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

Make the most of your time off this Labor Day Weekend with an adventure at Tennessee State Parks. Feel the mist of a waterfall, cool off in a lake, and soak up all that summer has to offer before it's gone.

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Top Four Vacations for August

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 2, 2021  |  Permalink

Don't put your plans on hold due to the heat. There are tons of unique adventures at Tennessee State Parks to keep you cool this summer! Here are our top destination picks for August 2021.

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Where and When to View Fall Colors in Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 2, 2021  |  Permalink

While areas such as the Great Smokey Mountains are popular for enjoying fall colors, Tennessee State Parks offer lots of spectacular spots as well as campsites, cabins, and lodge rooms to experience fall foliage. Whether you're taking a day trip or booking a cozy overnight getaway these tips can help you decide where and when to travel to these beautiful destinations.

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