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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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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