From Glowing Worms to Victorian Villages

Written by Erin O'Ferrell and Brenna Sharpe | Posted on March 31, 2022  |  Permalink

Glow worms, jaw-dropping sandstone arches, and certified dark skies. There’s a reason we consider Pickett CCC Memorial State Park the hidden gem of the Cumberland Plateau. Find out what to do and where to stay during you visit.

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Tennessee State Parks To Hold Job Fair April 8 for Lodge and Restaurant Positions at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 31, 2022  |  Permalink

SPENCER – Tennessee State Parks will conduct job interviews for park and hospitality operations at the new 85-room lodge and full-service restaurant at Fall Creek Falls State Park on Friday, April 8 from 9 a.m-6 p.m.

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My TN State Park Donations at Work

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 29, 2022  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks lovers donated over $111,000 to support their favorite parks across the state. Now it's time to see how some of those parks have put the donations to work.

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The Bees of Early Spring

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on March 24, 2022  |  Permalink

We aren't the only ones that await early spring blooms with eager anticipation! Let's meet some of the first bees to emerge and learn about the blooms that are key to their survival.

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Spectacular Spots for Finding Wildflowers In Tennessee This Spring

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 8, 2022  |  Permalink

Spring flowers are in full display in many of our parks and natural areas during April and May. Here are a few of State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath's favorite places to enjoy them.

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Tennessee State Parks Gear Up for Spring Hikes

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 8, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks have scheduled guided Spring Hikes throughout the state for park visitors who want to put winter behind and enjoy the outdoors. Most of the hikes are scheduled Saturday, March 19.

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TDEC, TennGreen Acquires 5 Acres at Cedars of Lebanon

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 8, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with TennGreen Land Conservancy, today announced the addition of five acres of property adjacent to Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Natural Area in Wilson County.

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Tennessee State Parks Had $2.1 Billion Economic Impact in FY2021

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 7, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $2.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2021, as the parks posted 38.5 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). 

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Five Ways To Welcome Spring at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 1, 2022  |  Permalink

Here are five ways you can welcome the spring season at Tennessee State Parks!

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Pickwick Landing State Park: What You Need To Know To Plan Your Trip

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 1, 2022  |  Permalink

Pickwick Landing State Park offers gorgeous sunsets, sandy “beaches”, incredible fishing, and a newly renovated lodge. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your trip.

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