Hit Play on Memorial Day Fun

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 20, 2019  |  Permalink

Kick off the summer the right way with outdoor activities for the whole family.

Read More…

Easter Buffets and Baskets at TN State Parks

Written by TN State Parks | Posted on February 1, 2019  |  Permalink

Saturday egg hunts, Sunday buffets, and lodging specials - there is no better way to enjoy Easter, than in the park.

Read More…

Get Out and Explore Springtime

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 1, 2019  |  Permalink

Warmer weather is coming! Here are some ways you can get outside over the next several months:

Read More…

5 Things to Do near Norris Dam State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 28, 2018  |  Permalink

Located just North of Knoxville, Norris Dam State Park tells the story of progress energy, and the birth of the modern era in Tennessee.  It’s also a great place for lakeside adventures, hiking, photography and much more. Here are some ideas for your next vacation:

Read More…

Weekend Camping Near Chattanooga

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 27, 2018  |  Permalink

Looking for a weekend adventure near Chattanooga? Here are three great parks within an hour of the city where you can spend the night and explore. 

Read More…

5 things to do near Natchez Trace State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 27, 2018  |  Permalink

Anyone who has driven from Memphis to Nashville has probably seen signs for Natchez Trace State Park. The park sits in almost the exact middle between these two cities. As soon as you hop off the interstate at Exit 116, you arrive at the 48,000-acre mass of land that is a mixture of state park, state forest and wildlife management area. The size, seclusion and interstate access make it perfect for a weekend getaway. Let’s look at the places to stay and the things to do on your next trip:

Read More…

5 Lesser Known Campgrounds to Explore

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 3, 2018  |  Permalink

What if you knew the best campgrounds to get away from the crowds and enjoy the outdoors? What if you broke with common logic and decided to chart your own path of westward exploration? For those of you who want smaller crowds and more unique experiences, we’ve put together this list of five lesser known campgrounds.

Read More…

Tips for Camping with Kids

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

Taking kids outside is one of those awe-inspiring, joy-inducing adventures that every kid needs. It’s important to their development, broadens their perspective, and grows their minds. One great way to do this is through a family camping trip. You don’t have to be an expert to instill a love of the outdoors in your kids. 

Read More…