TDEC Hosts Virtual Discussion of Pinson Landscape in Archaeology Lecture Series

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 16, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Dr. Ed Henry of Colorado State University and William Lawrence of the Division of Archaeology for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will give a virtual lecture May 19 at 6 p.m. (CDT) on the Pinson Landscape in West Tennessee. 

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Tennessee State Parks Partner With American Canoe Association for Kayak Instruction

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 10, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Twelve Tennessee State Parks are joining the Tennessee chapter of the American Canoe Association (ACA) to offer low-cost kayaking instruction on May 21, as part of National Safe Boating Week on May 21-27.

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‘The Tennessee Conservationist’ Celebrates Its 85th Anniversary

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 5, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Conservationist, a magazine giving voice to conservation and sustainability throughout the state, is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year.

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Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park Accepting Lottery Entries for Firefly Viewing

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 4, 2022  |  Permalink

FLAG POND – Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park will open its lottery on Friday, May 6 for viewing blue ghost and synchronous fireflies at a series of events later this month and in June. The lottery will be open until midnight May 12.

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4 Tennessee State Parks Offer Mother’s Day Meals

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 29, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will have Mother’s Day meals May 8 at restaurants at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, David Crockett State Park in Lawrenceburg, and Natchez Trace State Park in Lexington.

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Mother’s Day Meals and Memories at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 25, 2022  |  Permalink

Celebrate the mother figure in your life at Tennessee State Parks this Mother's Day. Offering meals and outdoor activities, our parks are here for you.

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State Parks Recognized for ‘Go Green’ Performance

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

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced 28 of the 56 Tennessee State Parks have attained Platinum status, the highest level of achievement, in the department’s Go Green With Us program. It is the highest number of Platinum parks in the history of the program.

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Environmental Officials Celebrate Delisting of Cumberland Sandwort as Endangered Species

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 12, 2022  |  Permalink

JAMESTOWN – Officials from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today celebrated the delisting of Cumberland sandwort (Minuartia cumberlandensis), a plant found only on the Cumberland Plateau, from the federal list of endangered species.

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4 Tennessee State Parks Plan Easter Meals

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 4, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Four Tennessee State Parks will offer family-style meals Easter Sunday, April 17, including Montgomery Bell State Park, Cumberland Mountain State Park, David Crockett State Park and Pickwick Landing State Par

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Tennessee State Parks To Hold Job Fair April 8 for Lodge and Restaurant Positions at Fall Creek Falls State Park

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

SPENCER – Tennessee State Parks will conduct job interviews for park and hospitality operations at the new 85-room lodge and full-service restaurant at Fall Creek Falls State Park on Friday, April 8 from 9 a.m-6 p.m.

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Tennessee State Parks Gear Up for Spring Hikes

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 8, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks have scheduled guided Spring Hikes throughout the state for park visitors who want to put winter behind and enjoy the outdoors. Most of the hikes are scheduled Saturday, March 19.

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TDEC, TennGreen Acquires 5 Acres at Cedars of Lebanon

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 8, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with TennGreen Land Conservancy, today announced the addition of five acres of property adjacent to Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Natural Area in Wilson County.

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Tennessee State Parks Had $2.1 Billion Economic Impact in FY2021

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 7, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $2.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2021, as the parks posted 38.5 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). 

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Tennessee State Parks To Hold Job Interviews For New Lodge at Paris Landing State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 28, 2022  |  Permalink

BUCHANAN – Tennessee State Parks will conduct job interviews for the new lodge and restaurant at Paris Landing State Park on Friday, March 4 and Friday, March 11, with each day’s hiring 9 a.m-6 p.m.

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Piney River Bluffs Acquired for Cumberland Trail State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 9, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in support of TennGreen Land Conservancy and the Open Space Institute, today announced the acquisition of 358 acres in Rhea County known as Piney River Bluffs to expand the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park.

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Tennesseans Invited to Donate in State Parks Competition

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 6, 2022  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks are accepting donations throughout January for the annual My TN State Park fundraiser, where state park enthusiasts can “vote” for their favorite state park by making contributions. 

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State Parks to Welcome New Year With First Day Hikes

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

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks invite all Tennesseans to enjoy guided First Day Hikes at parks across the state to ring in the New Year. All hikes are on Jan. 1 with the exception of hikes on Dec. 31 at David Crockett Birthplace, Harrison Bay and Radnor Lake state parks.

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Gov. Bill Lee and America’s Most-Loved Fisherman Bill Dance Announce Tennessee “Bill Dance Signature Lakes” Initiative

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 16, 2021  |  Permalink

Nashville, Tenn – Gov. Bill Lee and fishing icon Bill Dance today announced a new initiative to improve and enhance Tennessee lakes, increase visitation and honor Dance’s legacy with the creation of Bill Dance Signature Lakes

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Norris Dam State Park Hosts Holiday Event Saturday, December 11

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 8, 2021  |  Permalink

NORRIS – Norris Dam State Park is hosting a new holiday event, Christmas in the Park, on Saturday Dec. 11 from 4-8 p.m. EST. 

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Tennessee State Parks Partners With Tristar Adventures on Merchandise That Supports Trails

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 16, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks has teamed up with the Tennessee-based lifestyle brand Tristar Adventures to create a special collection of merchandise that supports trails in Tennessee State Parks.

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