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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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5 Tennessee State Parks Restaurants Offer Thanksgiving Meals

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

NASHVILLE – Five Tennessee State Parks restaurants will offer Thanksgiving meals Thursday, Nov. 25, an opportunity to dine then enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking, golf and much more.

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Beauty for All to See: Tennessee Tourism Installs Colorblind Viewfinder at Radnor Lake State Park and Natural Area

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2021) – Tennessee is known for its stunning fall foliage with bright oranges, vibrant yellows, and deep reds. Now, there’s beauty for all to see as the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development today unveiled its 13th colorblind viewfinder at Radnor Lake State Park and Natural Area in Nashville. The ADA accessible viewfinder, made by SeeCoast Manufacturing, is equipped with spectral lens technology from EnChroma designed to help those with red-green color deficiency experience the brilliant fall colors.

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Slice of Giant White Pine Headed Back to Rocky Fork State Park

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

FLAG POND – A 600-pound cross section of what was said to be the nation’s largest white pine tree ever to be cut, felled in 1948, will return to Rocky Fork State Park in a special homecoming celebration on Oct. 30 at the park.

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Tennessee State Parks to Hold Job Fairs for New Lodge at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 21, 2021  |  Permalink

SPENCER – Tennessee State Parks is hosting a job fair on Friday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Nov. 5 for a variety of positions at the new Lodge Fall Creek Falls, which is nearing completion. The event will be at the lodge beginning each of those days at 9 a.m., and interviews will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Radnor Lake State Natural Area, Friends Group Celebrates 3 New Bridges

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 24, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Radnor Lake State Natural Area and the group Friends of Radnor Lake (FORL) yesterday celebrated the construction of three new bridges on the natural area’s Lake Trail. The $350,000 project is privately funded and sponsored by the Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation, the Røros Foundation, and Ken Levitan and Gloria Dumas.

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114 Acres Donate to T.O. Fuller State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 17, 2021  |  Permalink

MEMPHIS – Tennessee State Parks officials today announced the addition of 144 acres to T.O. Fuller State Park, a donation to the park by philanthropists Hugh and Margaret Jones Fraser and the Carrington Jones family of Memphis.

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B.A.S.S. Announces Pickwick Lake, Tennessee As Final Piece Of 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series Slate

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

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After announcing the bulk of the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule in late July, B.A.S.S. officials have now revealed the final piece of that puzzle.

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‘Super Bowl of Marbles’ at Standing Stone State Park Saturday

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

HILHAM – Building on a rich cultural tradition, Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18, drawing some of the country’s best players to Tennessee. Players will match skills in what is known as the “Super Bowl of Marbles.”

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50% Discounts for Louisiana Evacuees (Hurricane Ida)

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

In cooperation with TEMA and FEMA efforts, Tennessee State Parks is extending 50% discounts on campsites, cabins, and Lodge (hotel) rooms to Lousiana residents displaced by Hurricane Ida evacuations. Discounts apply to stays between August 28, 2021, and September 9, 2021. 

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Warriors’ Path State Park Honored for Innovation

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Warriors’ Path State Park in Kingsport as its top park in the state for innovation, part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Pickwick Landing State Park Honored for Sustainability

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Pickwick Landing State Park in Counce for sustainability as part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference hosted by the park.

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Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Honored for Facilities Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Pickett CCC Memorial State Park in Jamestown its top park in the state for facilities management, part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Johnsonville State Historic Park honored for Resource Management

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Johnsonville State Historic Park in New Johnsonville for resource management as part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park Honored for Customer Engagement

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has named Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park in Delano its top park in the state for customer engagement, part of the 2021 Tennessee State Parks Awards of Excellence. The park was honored at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Honored for Interpretation

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park with the Tennessee State Parks Award for Excellence in Interpretation. The park received the honor at a recent park management conference at Pickwick Landing State Park.

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