Waterfalls in Middle Tennessee: What to See and Where to Stay
Written by Brenna Sharpe | Posted on March 1, 2023 | Permalink
Tennessee is home to hundreds of waterfalls, and some of the most picturesque are located within state parks in middle Tennessee. To help you plan your waterfall-chasing adventure, we've listed where to spend the night when visiting eight of the most popular waterfalls.
Exploring Local Eats and Lakes at Long Hunter
Written by Brenna Sharpe with Tennessee State Parks and Erin O'Farrell with Cumberland River Compact | Posted on December 15, 2022 | Permalink
30 minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of Nashville, Long Hunter State Park provides access to two incredible lakes, an abundance of wildlife, and tons of recreational activities. This guide provides all the info you need to enjoy a day of local food and fresh air.
One of the Best Kid-Friendly Cabin Getaways in Middle Tennessee
Written by Kari Edgens | Posted on November 10, 2022 | Permalink
We were excited to discover the story of Edgar Evins State Park during an extended October stay. In my family of two full-time educators and two children under five, by the time Fall Break rolls around, we’re ready for a disconnect into nature with the right amenities that won’t leave us exhausted at the end of our vacation. Located just 65 miles east of our home in Nashville, Edgar Evins checked all the boxes to offer us just that.
Best RV Campgrounds with Hiking Trails
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on November 1, 2022 | Permalink
Getting access to great trails from your campground is the easiest way to combine your RV getaway with an incredible hike. You can't go wrong choosing one of these outstanding campgrounds with easy access to hiking trails.
Autumn Escape to Bledsoe Creek
Written by Brenna Sharpe with Tennessee State Parks and Erin O'Farrell with Cumberland River Compact | Posted on October 3, 2022 | Permalink
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite things to do in Bledsoe Creek State Park, and added tips from park rangers to help you plan the best visit
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.
Four Camping Destinations Near Memphis
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 8, 2022 | Permalink
Four camping destinations near Memphis
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.
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:
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!
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.
Tennessee Waterfall Road Trip
Written by Erin O'Ferrell and Brenna Sharpe | Posted on May 2, 2022 | Permalink
Road trip to four of the most popular waterfall destination in Tennessee in under one hundred miles. We're plotted out the stops, points of interest, and options for overnight stays.
From Glowing Worms to Victorian Villages
Written by Erin O'Ferrell and Brenna Sharpe | Posted on March 31, 2022 | Permalink
Glow worms, jaw-dropping sandstone arches, and certified dark skies. There’s a reason we consider Pickett CCC Memorial State Park the hidden gem of the Cumberland Plateau. Find out what to do and where to stay during you visit.
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.
Pickwick Landing State Park: What You Need To Know To Plan Your Trip
Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on March 1, 2022 | Permalink
Pickwick Landing State Park offers gorgeous sunsets, sandy “beaches”, incredible fishing, and a newly renovated lodge. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your trip.