COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

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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5 things to do near Pickwick Landing

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 20, 2019  |  Permalink

Looking for some relief from the summer heat? Sometimes the best therapy for a southern summer is a trip to the lake, and what better place to start than Pickwick Landing. Here's are five things to do in and around the park on your next visit.

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TN State Parks Seeks Volunteers for Weed Wrangle on Saturday, March 2

Written by TN State Parks | Posted on February 6, 2019  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks and community partners are seeking volunteers for the annual Weed Wrangle, a nationwide effort to fight invasive plant species in public parks on Saturday, March 2.

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Beecher Wallace Homestead Added to State Park System

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 24, 2019  |  Permalink

The Beecher Wallace Homestead in the Dog Cove area near Fall Creek Falls State Park has been added to Tennessee’s public lands.

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Waste Tires To Be Recycled For New Trail At T.O. Fuller State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 22, 2019  |  Permalink

On Monday, Jan. 21, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and local officials gathered alongside volunteers at T.O. Fuller State Park to collect waste tires to be recycled into material for a new pedestrian trail.

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State Looks at Restoring Historic Mill at Rock Island State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 14, 2018  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, along with other state and local agencies, is exploring efforts to save and potentially restore the Great Falls Cotton Mill at Rock Island State Park in Warren County.

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Interior Recycling Bins Available at all TN State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 14, 2018  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Visitors to Tennessee State Parks will now be able to use interior recycling bins at all 56 of the state parks in the second phase of improvements to the parks’ recycling program.

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Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Will Unveil Storybook Trail

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 2, 2018  |  Permalink

JAMESTOWN – On Saturday, Nov. 3, Tennessee State Parks will host a ribbon-cutting event for a new Imagination Library Storybook Trail at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park.

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‘Crossing the Cumberlands’ Brings Traditional Music and Modern Artists to Chattanooga

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 30, 2018  |  Permalink

CHATTANOOGA – For over 200 years, with bold notes and fine lyrics, musicians have crafted vivid portrayals of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. On Saturday, Nov. 17, stories and sounds from acclaimed traditional and modern musicians will converge at the Tivoli Theatre for ‘Crossing the Cumberlands’, a night of eloquent music to benefit the Cumberland Trail.

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