Lee, Salyers Announce Creation of Savage Gulf State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 22, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Lee and Commissioner David Salyers of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the creation of Savage Gulf State Park in Grundy and Sequatchie counties, a boost for recreation in the region, bringing the total of Tennessee’s state parks to 57.

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Tennessee State Parks Win National Award for Tires to Trails Program

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 21, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks have been honored with the Project Excellence Award from the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals for the parks’ innovative Tires to Trails program, which recycles tires. The award was presented this month at the National Outdoor Recreation Conference in Knoxville.

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Archaeology Programs at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 16, 2022  |  Permalink

September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month! Tennessee State Parks offers archaeology events year-round that encourage all citizens to learn more about prehistoric and historic archaeology in Tennessee. Register for an event today!

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Tennessee State Parks Honored with National Award for Sustainability Program ‘Go Green With Us’

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 14, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks have received the President’s Award from the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) recognizing the parks for their work in sustainability with their Go Green With Us initiative.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park Wins Excellence in Customer Engagement Award

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 14, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Johnsonville State Historic Park with the Excellence in Customer Engagement Award among the Tennessee State Parks. The award is part of the annual Tennessee State Parks Awards for Excellence.

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Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park Wins Excellence in Innovation Award

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 14, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park in Pall Mall with the Excellence in Innovation Award among the Tennessee State Parks. The award is part of the annual Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence.

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Edgar Evans, Dunbar Cave State Parks Share Resource Management Award

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 14, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Edgar Evins State Park and Dunbar Cave State Park with Excellence in Resource Management awards after they tied in the category in the annual Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence.

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Henry Horton State Park Wins Excellence in Interpretation Award

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 14, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill with the Excellence in Interpretation Award among the 56 Tennessee State Parks. The award is part of the annual Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence.

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Radnor Lake State Park Named State Park of the Year in Tennessee

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 14, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Radnor Lake State Park in Nashville its Park of the Year as part of the Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park was also honored with an award for its performance in sustainability.

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State Parks to Partner With Tennessee Serves to Provide Volunteer Opportunities

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 9, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will partner with Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee’s initiative, Tennessee Serves, to offer volunteer opportunities to the public throughout the month of September. These workdays will also coincide with National Public Lands Day. 

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Step Back in Time at Henry Horton State Park September 17

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

CHAPEL HILL – Henry Horton State Park will hold the 20th annual Step Back in Time Festival featuring living history displays, classic cars, antique tractors, and fun activities on Saturday, Sept. 17. 

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Photos to Inspire Your Fall Adventure in Tennessee

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 2, 2022  |  Permalink

Make memories in Tennessee this fall by visiting our state parks. We curated some of our favorite fall photos below to inspire your next trip. Use #tnstateparks to share photos of your fall adventures and let us know which state parks inspire you to get outside this season.  

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‘Super Bowl of Marbles’ at Standing Stone State Park September 17

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

HILHAM – The best marbles players in the world roll into Standing Stone State Park on Saturday, Sept. 17 for the 39th annual National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival.

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