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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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Photography Tips for Shooting at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on February 19, 2021  |  Permalink

If you're looking to roam in the outdoors with a camera, we have a few tips that might help you get the best shot.

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Exploring Tennessee State Parks in the New Year

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 29, 2020  |  Permalink

Here are six ways to connect with Tennessee State Parks in the new year.

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Give Back to Tennessee State Parks While You Shop on Amazon

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 23, 2020  |  Permalink

Give back this holiday season when you shop with AmazonSmile. Donate 0.5% of your purchase to Tennessee State Parks at no cost to you! 

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Summer Nights are Made for the Outdoors

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on April 1, 2020  |  Permalink

Parks come alive during the summer. Check out these great ways you can get out and explore. 

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5 Adventures Everyone Should Have in Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on January 29, 2020  |  Permalink

We have pulled together a list of five adventures everyone should take in Tennessee. Each of these adventures can support a wide range of physical abilities, and each could be done in a weekend trip. Dive in and discover your next adventure.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on December 10, 2019  |  Permalink

Gifts for everyone on your list! 

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6 Summer Water Adventures

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 28, 2019  |  Permalink

Get out on the water and discover what Tennessee has to offer this summer. 

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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:

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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. 

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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:

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