Tennessee State Parks Appreciate Veterans

November 1, 2022  |  Permalink

There are over 431,200 veterans in the state of Tennessee, which makes up just over 8% of the population. Tennessee State Parks offers veteran discounts to show support for those who have devoted themselves to serving our country. We understand the importance of getting outside for Tennessee veterans and their families, and outdoor recreation can provide many health and well-being benefits. We are honored to connect veterans with even more affordable opportunities to explore our state parks.

Veteran Discounts

A Tennessee veterans’ discount for camping within our state parks is available during the off-season (December through February). The discount is 50% off our standard nightly base rates depending on the type of site chosen. Premium sites excluded. This camping discount is available to Tennessee residents showing proof of prior military duty. To receive the discount, reservations may be made no more than one year in advance of arrival. Reservations for holiday weeks may be made no more than 30 days in advance of arrival.

A 50% discount off camping and cabins fees will be extended to all Tennessee resident veterans with a 100% total service-connected disability for reservations made within 30 days of the intended stay.

Proof of Tennessee residency, veteran status, and/or percentage of a service-connected disability must be secured with documentation:

  1. Tennessee residency: Tennessee driver's license, voter registration, or other valid identification with address.
  2. Veteran status: Certificate of Discharge (DD214), Veterans Benefits Administration benefit card, retired military card, or similar identification.
  3. 100% Service-Connected Disability: Certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the veteran’s percentage of a service-connected disability.

Veterans Day

In further celebration and support of our veterans, Tennessee State Parks offers a complimentary night of camping at all of our state parks on Veteran’s Day. This discount is offered yearly. Veterans can also receive a free green fee if they would like to enjoy a round of golf on Veterans Day at one of our 9 State Park golf courses.

Other Military Discounts

A special state park discount also is in place for active-duty military personnel and members of the Tennessee National Guard. This year-round discount is given to all U.S. military – regardless of their branch of service or where they are stationed.

Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee’s 57 state parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for all. There is something for everyone – hiking, biking, boating, golfing, and camping just to name a few! There is a State Park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, offering a variety of recreational, lodging and dining choices.

Tennessee State Parks offers a variety of other resident discounts. Discounts cannot be combined. Most discounts are available by phone, in person, or online at reserve.tnstateparks.com Some discounts are not available online and will need to be made by phone or in person.

We want to thank our veterans, and we hope you enjoy visiting our parks! 

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Other Tennessee Veterans Services

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services offers a wide variety of other benefits and services for Tennessee veterans and eligible beneficiaries. 

Learn More Here

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