State Reinvests in David Crockett State Park
July 10, 2018 | Permalink
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 9, 2018
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STATE REINVESTS IN DAVID CROCKETT STATE PARK
Upgrades part of larger effort to revitalize park system, enhance guest experience
LAWRENCEBURG – David Crockett State Park has received much-needed upgrades to its campground and restaurant among other additions thanks to a broader effort by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly to revitalize the state park system.
“The improvements and additions at David Crockett State Park will enhance our guests’ experience at the park,” said Brock Hill, deputy commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. “Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly have dedicated more than $175 million toward revitalizing our state park system, which will not only make our guests happy but pay dividends for rural economic development in Tennessee communities for years to come.”
Hill and David Crockett State Park Manager Rachel Lee recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the newly renovated campgrounds. Campgrounds one and two received new bathhouses. Campground two received a full renovation to accommodate today’s larger RVs, including widening and lengthening sites, while also receiving upgraded water and electrical services. The park has also received a new 2.2 mile trail around David Crockett Lake and a new gift shop.
“David Crockett State Park is a great family park,” Lee said. “From our newly renovated campgrounds and restaurant to our seven LEED-certified cabins on Lake Lindsey, we offer an experience everyone can enjoy.”
According to the Outdoor Industry Association, the outdoor recreation economy generates $887 billion in consumer spending annually, sustains 7.6 million American jobs and generates $59.2 billion in state and local tax revenue each year.
“Where we have reinvested in our facilities, we have experienced revenue growth,” Hill added. “Parks like David Crockett provide unique outdoor experiences for our communities while playing a significant role in the state’s overall economic portfolio.”
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