Archaeology Programs at Tennessee State Parks

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

September is Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month! Tennessee State Parks offers archaeology events year-round that encourage all citizens to learn more about prehistoric and historic archaeology in Tennessee. Register for an event today!

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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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8 of the Best Waterfront Campsites in Tennessee

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

We handpicked eight of the best campsites in Tennessee right on the water! Fall asleep to the sounds of the streaming waters or launch your kayak without straying far from camp. Each site can be booked online.

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Shop to Support Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 26, 2022  |  Permalink

The official Tennessee State Parks online gift shop allows you to shop for your favorite items while supporting the parks.

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Best Tennessee State Parks to Watch the Sunrise and Sunset

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

10 of the most spectacular state park locations for watching the sunrise and sunset in Tennessee.

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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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Feel Good Fun at Fall Creek Falls

Written by Brenna Sharpe with Tennessee State Parks and Erin O'Farrell with Cumberland River Compact | Posted on July 8, 2022  |  Permalink

As one of Tennessee’s most popular and visited state parks, Fall Creek Falls has a lot to offer. From the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi to incredible views and opportunities for paddling, hiking, swimming, and more, the possibilities for exploration are seemingly endless within the park’s 30,000 acres. Follow along with us as we share just a handful of things to do in and around this iconic park.

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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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Six Improved Tennessee State Parks to Visit This Summer

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 30, 2022  |  Permalink

This summer, we invite you to recreate, relax, and reconnect with the natural world at some of our newly renovated park facilities. Here are six state parks you won’t want to miss:  

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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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Exploring Edgar Evins

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

Edgar Evins State Park is a popular destination for Middle Tennesseans looking for a getaway close to home. Located on Center Hill Lake, the park is only an hour outside of Nashville and offers top-notch state park lodging and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Read all about our favorite parts of the park and the best nearby places to visit in this guide!

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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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Would You Rather: Choose Your Fall Adventures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 26, 2022  |  Permalink

Answer these "would you rather" questions to find fall adventures that fit your style.

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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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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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Spectacular Spots for Finding Wildflowers In Tennessee This Spring

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

Spring flowers are in full display in many of our parks and natural areas during April and May. Here are a few of State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath's favorite places to enjoy them.

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Five Ways To Welcome Spring at Tennessee State Parks

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

Here are five ways you can welcome the spring season at Tennessee State Parks!

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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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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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