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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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4 State Park Restaurants Offering Mother’s Day Specials

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

NASHVILLE – Four Tennessee State Parks – David Crockett, Montgomery Bell, Natchez Trace, and Pickwick Landing – are offering Mother’s Day meals on May 9.

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State Park Presents Exhibit on Norris Dam With TVA Photography

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 28, 2021  |  Permalink

The Lenoir Museum will present a month-long exhibit starting May 1 on the roughly 2,900 East Tennessee families displaced by the Norris Dam project. The exhibit is the result of a partnership between the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Norris Dam State Park.

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Flooded Trails at Tennessee State Parks Need Your Support

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

Due to recent storms, flooded trails at Tennessee State Parks need your help.

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Easter Feasts and Festivities at TN State Parks

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

This Easter, explore new blooms and enjoy a meal with your loved ones at a Tennessee State Park.

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Tennessee State Parks pool closures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 10, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks are closing public swimming pools at state parks for the 2021 summer season.

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Final Results of the My TN State Park 2020 Fundraiser

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 1, 2021  |  Permalink

The final results of the My TN State Park fundraiser campaign are in. 

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My TN State Park: Voting Report January 30th

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 30, 2021  |  Permalink

With only one day left to vote, it's time to see how your favorite park is doing.

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Work Outdoors as a Seasonal Interpretive Recreator

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 27, 2021  |  Permalink

Are you a college student looking to take the next step towards a career in the outdoors? Put your passions to work at Tennessee State Parks as a Seasonal Interpretive Recreator.

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My TN State Park: Week 3 Donation Results

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 22, 2021  |  Permalink

View the voting report for week three of the "My TN State Park 2020" fundraiser! With only seven days left to vote, find out how your favorite park is doing.

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My TN State Park: Week 2 Donation Results

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

Week two of the "My TN State Park 2020" fundraiser is complete! Find out how your favorite park is doing.

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TN State Parks Have $1.84 Billion Economic Impact in 2020

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 13, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $1.84 billion in Tennessee in 2020 and welcomed 34.7 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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My TN State Parks: Week 1 Donation Results

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 10, 2021  |  Permalink

Week one of the "My TN State Park 2020" fundraiser is complete! 

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Unique Historic Cabins With Modern Comfort

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

Cabins are more than just a place to rest for the night. Explore these newly renovated historical cabins that allow you to connect to history while enjoying modern comforts.

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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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