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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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Three Unique Camping Experiences in Tennessee You Have to Try

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on October 4, 2021  |  Permalink

Looking for a campsite with that "wow" factor? From camping right by the water to finding a nest in the trees, these three camping experiences are outside the box of traditional camping.

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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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Tennessee to Leverage State Lands for Tourism in Rural, Distressed Counties

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

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), which operates all 56 Tennessee State Parks and 84 state natural areas, today announced the launch of an economic development initiative to grow tourism in rural, distressed counties in Tennessee by leveraging the economic potential of state lands. 

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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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The “Drama Noodle”

Written by Holly Taylor | Posted on September 7, 2021  |  Permalink

Learn about a special snake that's behaviors and appearance have inspired the entertaining nickname, “drama noodle.”

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9 of the Best Destinations for Fall Break in Tennessee

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on September 2, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks will set the stage for your vacation this fall break, and all that you have to do is decide which park to enjoy! We've pulled together ten parks that are perfect for fall and available for the standard fall break dates in TN: October 8 – 17.

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How Individuals With Disabilities Are Benefiting From the Community Based Work Program

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 27, 2021  |  Permalink

Hayes Otelo is among the many individuals with disabilities benefitting from a transformation at the Tennessee Department of Human Services’ Community Tennessee Rehabilitation Centers. You can find him this summer helping keep Paris Landing State Park clean and learning job skills along the way.

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Make the Most of Labor Day Weekend Outdoors

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on August 4, 2021  |  Permalink

Make the most of your time off this Labor Day Weekend with an adventure at Tennessee State Parks. Feel the mist of a waterfall, cool off in a lake, and soak up all that summer has to offer before it's gone.

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5 Things to Do Near Chickasaw State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 30, 2021  |  Permalink

Here are five things to do at and around Chickasaw State Park in West Tennessee, south of Jackson.

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State Parks, Rivian Partner on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced today it is partnering with electric vehicle (EV) automaker and automotive technology company Rivian to install Rivian Waypoint EV charging stations at Tennessee State Parks.

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What Inspires Staff to Work at Tennessee State Parks?

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

Tennessee State Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Professionals Day by highlighting some of the experiences that inspired staff to work towards a career at our parks.

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5 Tips for Planning a Wedding at a Tennessee State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 1, 2021  |  Permalink

If you enjoy the outdoors or beautiful natural spaces, a Tennessee State Park venue may be the perfect spot for your wedding. Here are five tips to help guide you through the process of planning your wedding at a state park.

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Tennessee State Parks Named Finalist for National Gold Medal Award

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 7, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks is a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, according to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

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The Updated Tennessee State Parks Mobile App

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 27, 2021  |  Permalink

Download the new and improved TN State Parks mobile app and start exploring!

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Earth Day at Tennessee State Parks

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

This Earth Day learn how you can connect to the natural environment year-round at Tennessee State Parks.

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Four Camping Destinations Near Cookeville

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 5, 2021  |  Permalink

Camp near some of Tennessee's most beautiful waterfalls and overlooks at these four campgrounds near Cookeville.

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Tennessee State Park Road Trips

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 2, 2021  |  Permalink

Five affordable road trips packed with Tennessee State Parks, incredible outdoor adventures, history, and overnight stays.

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