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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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10 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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