COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

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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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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‘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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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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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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State Parks, Rivian Partner on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 21, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced today it is partnering with electric vehicle (EV) automaker and automotive technology company Rivian to install Rivian Waypoint EV charging stations at Tennessee State Parks.

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Tennessee State Parks Formally Welcome 3 in Meet the Managers Events

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 16, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks officials this week formally welcomed three new park managers into their roles with a series of Meet the Manager events. All three managers were appointed prior to 2021, but COVID-19 restrictions delayed formal receptions for them.

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What Inspires Staff to Work at Tennessee State Parks?

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 15, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Professionals Day by highlighting some of the experiences that inspired staff to work towards a career at our parks.

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Chattanooga Hazy Trails Hike Benefits Tennessee State Parks on July 10

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 7, 2021  |  Permalink

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee Brew Works (“TBW”), Five Wits Brewing Co.(“FWB”), and TriStar Beverage have teamed up with some of Chattanooga’s most vibrant bars and restaurants to celebrate and benefit Tennessee State Parks at this year’s Chattanooga Hazy Trails Hike on July 10, starting at 4 pm at Pax Breu Ruim.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park Unveils Restored Historic Cabins

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 29, 2021  |  Permalink

CROSSVILLE – Tennessee State Parks officials Monday rededicated newly renovated cabins built during the Great Depression at Cumberland Mountain State Park.

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Tennessee State Parks Invites Stories From Visitors

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 25, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will celebrate Park and Recreation Month in July by inviting visitors to share their park experiences online. The project is part of a variety of events tied to the month-long initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association.

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Three Tennessee Departments Partner in Support and Celebration of Pollinators

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 21, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE - In conjunction with National Pollinator Week (June 21-25), the Tennessee Departments of Transportation, Environment & Conservation, and Agriculture want to promote pollinator health and awareness in Tennessee State Parks.

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Tennessee State Parks Named Finalist for National Gold Medal Award

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 7, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks is a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, according to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

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Gov. Lee & Gov. Dunn Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Tennessee State Natural Areas

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

NASHVILLE – Today, Gov. Bill Lee and former Gov. Winfield Dunn marked the 50th anniversary of legislation creating the Tennessee State Natural Areas, a bill with bipartisan support Dunn signed on May 4, 1971. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) hosted the event at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

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