Mother’s Day Celebrations at Tennessee State Parks

April 6, 2023  |  Permalink

Mother's Day Celebrations© Kari Edgens

Nothing beats a meal with a view. And nothing beats a meal with your favorite mom and/or mother figure in your life. On Sunday, May 14th, you can get the best of both worlds by dining at one of our eight park restaurants - followed by a stroll in the park!

Mother's Day Meals

Mother's Day at Cumberland Mountain State Park© Kari Edgens

Cumberland Mountain State Park • Crossville, TN • Lunch

The Homestead Harvest Restaurant at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, TN, will offer a Mother's Day buffet-style lunch on Sunday, May 14th, from 11 am to 5 pm. The menu includes honey-baked ham, roast turkey, candied sweet potatoes, a full salad bar, and assorted desserts, including their famous homemade banana pudding. A great selection of wine and beer will be available. Finish your day by walking around Byrd Lake or maybe a few holes at The Bear Trace Golf Course.

Reservations are not required.


Mother's Day at Montgomery Bell© Tennessee Photographs

Montgomery Bell State Park • Burns, TN • Lunch Buffet

Give Mom the gift of your time and treat her to a delicious meal at The Restaurant inside Lodge Montgomery Bell. The restaurant is offering a buffet lunch with beautiful lakeside views on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14th, with seatings at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. The menu features fried chicken, catfish, green beans, turnip greens, strawberry shortcake, and assorted cobblers. After lunch, spend more time with Mom exploring hiking trails or one of Montgomery Bell State Park's three lakes!

Reservations are required. Please call 615-797-1611 option 5 or ext. 1101.


Mother's Day at Fall Creek Falls© Attic Fire Photography

Fall Creek Falls State Park • Spencer, TN • Lunch Buffet

What's better than a fantastic meal? A fantastic meal with a view! On Sunday, May 14th, come to the Restaurant at Fall Creek Falls for a Mother's Day Buffet. The menu features classic Southern favorites like catfish with hushpuppies, dressing, and sweet potato casserole. After lunch, treat Mom to a hike in the park and stop by the falls!

Reservations are required. Please call 423-881-5241.


Mother's Day at David Crockett© Kari Edgens

David Crockett State Park • Lawrenceburg, TN • Breakfast & Lunch

Crockett's Mill Restaurant, located in David Crockett State Park, puts the home in home-style cooking. This Mother's Day, treat your mom, or favorite mother figure, to a family-style breakfast or lunch (or both - we won't judge!). After your meal - give her more of what she really wants, time with you, and go for a family bike ride on our paved trail. Enjoy a perfect day outside!

Reservations are not required.


Mother's Day at Paris Landing© Chad Baumer

Paris Landing State Park • Buchanan, TN • Brunch

Known for its scenic view of Kentucky Lake, Paris Landing State Park is a great place for a family fun day. On Sunday, May 14th, make it a Mother's Day to remember with a special brunch at the Lodge at Paris Landing. With a menu featuring a classic Eggs Benedict, Seasonal Parfaits, Chicken and Waffles, and plates for the kids, you'll surely find something to enjoy. After your meal, treat Mom to some green - book her a tee time on the beautiful, yet challenging 18-hole golf course!

Reservations are not required.


Mother's Day at Natchez Trace© Sarah Reid

Natchez Trace State Park • Lexington, TN • Lunch Buffet

Leave the cooking to us! On Sunday, May 14th, we're celebrating Mother's Day with lunch at The Restaurant inside Lodge Natchez Trace. You'll feel at home with Southern staples like catfish, fried okra, hushpuppies, and mac & cheese. After your lunch, enjoy a walk around the park, explore the museum, hike one of our trails, or maybe catch your own dinner on one of the four lakes found in the park!

Reservations are required for parties of 8 or more. Please call 731-968-8176.


Mother's Day at Henry Horton© Morgan Nowland

Henry Horton State Park • Chapel Hill, TN • Lunch

What does Mom want for Mother's Day? Time with you, of course! Give her the gift of your time with a delicious meal at Henry Horton State Park on Sunday, May 14th. A buffet-style meal will be served in the Conference Hall, and a plated meal will be offered in the Restaurant. Reservations are required for the Conference Hall buffet, but the Restaurant will be walk-in only. Everyone will leave full and happy with baked chicken, ham, mac & cheese, baked apples, and more. After lunch, spend more time as a family with outdoor activities like fishing and golf found at Henry Horton State Park.

Reservations are required for the buffet, but not for the restaurant. Please call 931-364-2222.


Mother's Day at Pickwick Landing© Aerial Innovations

Pickwick Landing State Park • Counce, TN • Lunch

Delicious food, scenic lake views, and our friendly wait staff are the perfect recipe for a feast mom won't forget. On Sunday, May 14th, enjoy a Mother's Day lunch at the restaurant inside Lodge Pickwick Landing. Featuring southern fried catfish, chicken & dressing, cream corn, and peach cobbler, the menu will not disappoint. After lunch, extend your perfect day with mom by hiking one of the many trails or even trying a round of disc golf!


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