Tennessee State Parks staff are taking the Tennessee Pledge and working to ensure overnight Lodge guests have a safe and pleasant experience. We have made a few changes to our processes to make this possible during your stay:
Room Cleaning Procedures. We will not clean rooms during your stay unless you specifically request the service. We will require guests who request service to leave the room during cleaning to ensure proper social distancing. Staff can deliver fresh towels, blankets, linens, amenities, and remove trash upon request.
Maintenance Issues. We will respond to maintenance issues during your visit. We simply ask that you leave the room during the time period when service is conducted to ensure proper social distancing.
Lobbies and common spaces. We are adjusting furniture in our common spaces to increase social distancing. We ask that guests bring and wear a mask while in lobbies, foyers, gift shops, etc. We also ask that you follow the CDC’s personal hygiene recommendations when using common spaces.
Dining services. Our restaurants may have adjusted hours and service offerings during your visit. This may include limiting service to takeout only.
Safe outdoor recreation. We have developed general recommendations for all Tennessee State Parks visitors to help control the spread of COVID-19. We ask that you read our Keeping Visitors Healthy information to prepare for a safe and enjoyable visit.
Tennessee State Parks are open for day-use visitors and overnight guests. We do provide travel tips and FAQs for those wishing to visit our parks. Availability of inventory for online booking may be lower than normal as the park pursues social distancing.
Certain parks or areas of parks may close if they reach capacity. Events may have limited capacity. Park hours may vary from normal operations in response to COVID-19.
Please Note: Masks are required inside all state park facilities. For more information about this and other guidelines, please see our Keeping Visitors Healthy page to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Statewide Alert (effective August 10, 2020): Visitors are required to wear a mask in any state park facility staffed by employees or where the general public may congregate. This includes park offices, visitor centers, stores, nature centers, restrooms or while touring any indoor facility being considered for rent. If visitors do not have a mask, parks will maintain a small amount of paper masks to provide to a visitor for their use. Any park rental facility- including cabins, Lodge rooms, campsites, picnic shelters, group facilities, etc. - are considered as having “restricted use” and will be the responsibility of the party renting that facility. It is recommended that they follow all CDC recommendations and guidelines regarding social distancing and mask wearing.
Visitors are required to follow the mask ordinances of the county they are in, or the park rules listed above, whichever are more stringent.