Healthy Parks Healthy Person Program Receives National Recognition

Written by Kim Schofinski | Posted on July 23, 2018  |  Permalink

Healthy Parks Healthy Person program, which rewards park goers for participating in outdoor activities, has been designated as a 2018 SHIFT Awards Official Selection by The Center for Jackson Hole in Jackson, WY.

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State Reinvests in David Crockett State Park

Written by Niki Conolly | Posted on July 10, 2018  |  Permalink

LAWRENCEBURG – David Crockett State Park has received much-needed upgrades to its campground and restaurant among other additions thanks to a broader effort by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly to revitalize the state park system.

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5 things to do near Roan Mountain State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 7, 2018  |  Permalink

Roan Mountain State Park is one of the most striking and beautiful places in Tennessee. The park sits at the base of Roan Mountain, which at 6,258’ is one of the highest peaks on the Appalachian Trail. Because of its natural beauty, Roan Mountain is a bucket list destination for any outdoor enthusiast, and Roan Mountain State Park is the perfect staging ground for your trip. Here are 5 things you can do on your next trip.

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Henry Horton State Park Garners More Recognition

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 16, 2018  |  Permalink

Eat REAL® announced today that Henry Horton State Park’s restaurant, The Governor’s Table, in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, has become the first state park in the nation to achieve REAL Certified Status, a nationally recognized standard for foodservice operations focused on nutrition and sustainability.

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New Bridge Ribbon-cutting at Chickasaw State Park

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

On Wednesday, May 23, Tennessee State Parks will unveil a new bridge at Chickasaw State Park. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill will share details on other planned park improvements, including renovated campgrounds, historic cabin restorations and upgrades to the park’s wastewater treatment plant.

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Tennessee State Parks Expand “Green” Concepts as Part of New Initiative

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 1, 2018  |  Permalink

Twenty-six Tennessee State Parks have been recognized by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for sustainable concepts as part of the state’s ‘Go Green With Us’ initiative.

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Sgt. Alvin C. York Named Tennessee State Park of The Year For WWI History

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 15, 2018  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park in Pall Mall as the 2017 State Park of the Year. The park – which is the former home of a World War I hero – was selected for the exceptional visitor experience offered through living history programming.

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Henry Horton State Park Recognized For Innovation in Park Offerings

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 15, 2018  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Innovation.

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Montgomery Bell State Park Wins Sustainability Award for Food Recovery, Recycling

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 15, 2018  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Sustainability.

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David Crockett Birthplace Named Best Interpretive State Park in Tennessee

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 15, 2018  |  Permalink

David Crockett Birthplace State Historic Park in Limestone received the 2017 Award for Excellence in Interpretation from Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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5 things to do near Pickwick Landing

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 1, 2017  |  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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Fall Creek Falls State Park Strengthens Recycling Program

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 13, 2017  |  Permalink

Fall Creek Falls State Park has expanded its environmental sustainability efforts this summer thanks to a partnership with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful, to provide 30 recycling bins throughout the park for visitor use.

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State Parks to Host Student Volunteers on Tennessee Promise Saturday

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 6, 2017  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, June 24.

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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Coming to Tennessee

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 6, 2017  |  Permalink

Six Tennessee State Parks and surrounding communities have been expressly chosen by Humanities Tennessee to host “Water|Ways”: a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program.

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7 Adventures for June #TSP80

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 26, 2017  |  Permalink

The summer season is in full swing at our parks and June is jam-packed. This month is known for Free Fishing Day (always the Saturday of the first full week in June), Father's Day and of course our 8 Adventures for June! Here are a few of our favorite 80th Anniversary must-do adventures to take you through the month. 

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Tennessee State Parks Among Finalists for National Gold Medal Award

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 26, 2017  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks is competing for top honors in a National Gold Medal Award for best state park system. Tennessee is one of four state finalists. Check out the video that highlights some of the ways Tennessee is unique. 

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Pickett State Park Opens New Archaeology Museum and Research Station

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 25, 2017  |  Permalink

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park unveiled a new Archaeology Museum and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) field research station. The new facility is a working museum that will display artifacts unearthed on-site from the park, Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area and surrounding areas.

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TDEC and Conservation Partners Add 1,058 Acres Near Fiery Gizzard Trail

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 19, 2017  |  Permalink

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with The Conservation Fund, The Land Trust for Tennessee and the Open Space Institute (OSI), today announced the addition of 1,058 acres to South Cumberland State Park in Marion County. 

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Is there actually a state park within an hour of every Tennessean?

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 12, 2017  |  Permalink

A group of seventh-graders tackled this question, and the results might surprise you! 

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TDEC Opens Window Cliffs State Natural Area to the Public

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 11, 2017  |  Permalink

On Friday, April 7, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) unveiled a new State Natural Area to the public.

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