COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Fully Remodeled Lodge Pickwick Landing Reopens

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 9, 2020  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks officials cut the ribbon to reopen the renovated Lodge Pickwick Landing, an $11.7 million project at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Fully Remodeled Lodge Montgomery Bell Opens

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 2, 2020  |  Permalink

BURNS – Tennessee State Parks today held the official grand reopening of the fully remodeled, 117-room Lodge Montgomery Bell at Montgomery Bell State Park.

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Color Blind Viewers Bring Fall to Life

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 21, 2020  |  Permalink

Responding to popular demand, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee State Parks have partnered to install “color blind” viewfinders at five (5) state park locations across the state. There is now a total of 11 viewers installed in Tennessee. A new website helps visitors find and enjoy these new devices.

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Tennessee State Parks to Host Tennessee Serves Volunteer Events in September

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 19, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will host volunteer events in September across the state as part of First Lady Maria Lee’s Tennessee Serves initiative. 

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Six State Parks Lead The Way In ‘Go Green With Us’ Program

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 7, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has recognized six of the 56 Tennessee State Parks with platinum level status for their performance in environmental sustainability in the state’s Go Green With Us program.

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Wear Out Your Support For Tennessee State Parks With New Tees

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 30, 2020  |  Permalink

Now you can wear your support with six new Tennessee State Parks t-shirt designs. The best part? Half of the proceeds go directly to improving our parks.

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New Discount for TN Residents at State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 15, 2020  |  Permalink

TN residents can now save on most campsites, cabins & hotel rooms. 

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Rock Island Update: Gorge Closure & Parking Capacity

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 9, 2020  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks is alerting visitors to Rock Island State Park that swimming locations in the river gorge section of the park will need to be closed in the coming weeks due to water releases at Great Falls Dam.

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Cummins Falls Reopening with New Gorge Access Permit

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 14, 2020  |  Permalink

Cummins Falls State Park reopened on May 15, 2020 at 8:00AM with a new online permitting system to limit gorge access. 

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Tennessee State Parks pool closures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 11, 2020  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks are closing public swimming pools at state parks for the 2020 summer season.

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TN State Parks Seeks Volunteers For Annual Weed Wrangle March 7

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 25, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks and community partners are seeking volunteers to help rid the parks and State Natural Areas of invasive species with the annual Weed Wrangle on Saturday, March 7.

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Over 6,000 Acres Added to Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 24, 2020  |  Permalink

CUMBERLAND COUNTY – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with The Conservation Fund, TennGreen, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, today announced the addition of 6,229 acres to the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park.

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Cordell Hull Birthplace and Sycamore Shoals State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park in Byrdstown and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton as co-winners of the 2019 Excellence in Interpretation Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park Named For Sustainability

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park in Eva as winner of the 2019 Excellence in Sustainability Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Honored for Innovation

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park as winner of the 2019 Excellence in Innovation Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Port Royal State Park Honored for Resource Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Port Royal State Park in Adams as winner of the 2019 Excellence in Resource Management Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Paris Landing State Park Honored for Facilities Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Paris Landing State Park as winner of the 2019 Excellence in Facilities Management Award for Tennessee State Parks.

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Dunbar Cave Named 2019 State Park of the Year

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 31, 2020  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has recognized Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville as the 2019 Tennessee State Park of the Year.

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Tennessee State Parks Host Free First Day Hikes on January 1

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 19, 2019  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will usher in the New Year with First Day Hikes on Jan. 1

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Groundbreaking of the new Lodge at Paris Landing State Park on Friday, November 15.

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 14, 2019  |  Permalink

BUCHANAN – Gov. Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers and Tennessee Department of General Services Commissioner Christi W. Branscom will lead the groundbreaking of the new Lodge at Paris Landing State Park on Friday, November 15.

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