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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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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‘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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Unique Historic Cabins With Modern Comfort

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 29, 2022  |  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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TDEC Announces Tidwell as Parks and Conservation Deputy Commissioner

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 20, 2022  |  Permalink

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers today announced the appointment of Greer Tidwell Jr. as deputy commissioner for the department’s Bureau of Parks and Conservation.

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TDEC Hosts Virtual Discussion of Submerged Sites in Archaeology Lecture Series

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

NASHVILLE – Dr. Morgan Smith of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga will give a virtual lecture on submerged archaeological sites in Tennessee on Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. (CDT)

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State Officials Host Grand Opening of New Lodge at Paris Landing

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 27, 2022  |  Permalink

BUCHANAN – State officials today opened the new 91-guestroom Lodge at Paris Landing, an attraction featuring a full-service restaurant and lounge, with indoor and outdoor dining, and conference spaces to serve both business meetings and social functions at Paris Landing State Park.

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Lake Placid Bridge at Chickasaw State Park Named for Joe Armour

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 17, 2022  |  Permalink

HENDERSON – Tennessee State Parks officials today announced the bridge across Lake Placid at Chickasaw State Park will be named the Joe Armour Memorial Bridge honoring the former park superintendent.

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Tennessee State Parks Host Tennessee Promise Service Events

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 17, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will offer volunteer work events at 39 parks across the state on Saturday, June 25 for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours.

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Tennessee State Parks Unveil Trail at T.O. Fuller State Park Made From Tires Collected

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 3, 2022  |  Permalink

MEMPHIS – Officials from Tennessee State Parks, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and local leaders today cut the ribbon on a new hard-surface walking and biking trail over 2.5 miles long – made from rubber crumbs derived from tires – at T.O. Fuller State Park. It is one of the longest rubber-bearing trails in the U.S.

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State Officials Host Grand Opening of Restaurant, Visitors Center at Henry Horton State Park

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

CHAPEL HILL – Officials of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Tennessee Department of General Services (DGS) held a grand opening today for a new restaurant and visitors center at Henry Horton State Park.

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Tennessee State Parks Host National Trails Day Hikes Saturday, June 4th

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 31, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4 with free guided hikes at all 56 state parks. The events come as National Trails Day celebrates its 30th anniversary and Tennessee State Parks celebrate their 85th anniversary.

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