Mother’s Day Meals and Memories at Tennessee State Parks

April 25, 2022  |  Permalink

Mother's Day at Tennessee State Parks

There's a lot to be thankful for during spring, including the wonderful moms and mother figures in our lives. Mother's Day weekend is coming up soon (May 6th - 8th). Tennessee State Parks invites you to spend bonding over the natural beauty, delicious meals, and relaxing lodging that our parks have to offer.

Mother's Day Meals

Brick Building with large windows on a grassy plot of land at sunset

Cumberland Mountain State Park • Crossville, TN • Dinner

The Homestead Harvest Restaurant at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, TN will be serving dinner on Mother's Day from 11 am to 5 pm. The menu includes honey-baked ham, roasted turkey, southern sides, a full salad bar, and their famous homemade banana pudding. The Homestead Harvest Restaurant offers stunning lake views and fresh southern cuisine. After your meal, head outside to enjoy the beauty of spring at the park. A selection of wines and local beers will be available.

Reservations are not required.


A raised outdoor patio filled with furniture and string lights during summer

Montgomery Bell State Park • Burns, TN • Lunch Buffet

Located 40 minutes west of Nashville, the restaurant at Montgomery Bell State Park is serving a buffet-style lunch on Mother's Day from 11 am to 3 pm. The menu includes favorites like baked ham, fried chicken, southern sides, and an assortment of cobblers, cakes, and puddings. The restaurant's dining room offers floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding beauty. Those looking to enjoy the spring weather can opt for outdoor seating on the raised patio. A selection of cocktails, wines, and local beers will be available.

Reservations are required, call 615-797-3101.


A rushing waterfall under blue skies

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

Crockett's Mill Restaurant located inside David Crockett State Park is serving a family-style breakfast and lunch on Mother's Day. Breakfast will be served from 8 am to 9:45 am and lunch will be served from 11 am to 3 pm. Breakfast will include southern staples like biscuits and gravy, potato casserole, and scrambled eggs. Lunch will include a savory roast, pork chops, dressing, fried okra, and an assortment of cobblers.

Reservations are not required.


A sparkling blue lake surrounded by green foliage

Natchez Trace State Park • Wildersville, TN • Lunch

Treat Mom to a day of peace and relaxation at Natchez Trace State Park. She'll enjoy the benefits of a remote natural area while also indulging in a delicious lunch. The Restaurant at Natchez Trace is serving lunch on Mother's Day from 11 am to 3 pm. The menu includes southern fried catfish, grilled chicken breast, baked ham, assorted southern cooked vegetables, a full salad bar, and a variety of deserts.

Reservations are only required for parties of 8 or more.


Gift a Relaxing Retreat

Treat the mom in your life to the rest and relaxation found at Tennessee State Parks. Here are two ideas on how to gift a retreat this Mother's Day.

Gift Cards

Give Mom the power to choose a destination with a Tennessee State Parks gift card. Gifts cards are redeemable for lodging at Tennessee State Parks campgrounds, cabins, and lodges; golfing; restaurants; marinas; and in-park gift shop items.

Where to purchase?

Tennessee State Parks Gift Cards may be purchased at all 56 Tennessee State Parks. Additionally, the gift card can be purchased at various Kroger and Target locations throughout the state. They are also available at Tennessee State Parks Gift Cards are available in amounts up to $500 per card.


Book In Advance

If you know the dates, state park, and accommodation type you'd like to book, you can go ahead and make the reservation at Reservations can be made up to a year in advance.


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