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.
Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing.
Boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).
June 1, 2020 Update: Tennessee State Parks are open for day-use visitors and overnight guests. Park hours may vary from normal operations in response to COVID-19. 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.
Tennessee State Parks is allowing park-hosted events for groups of 50 people or less. Large community events held within Tennessee State Parks will be assessed based on the ability of each event to meet social distancing guidelines. Special Use Permits will continue to be required with additional plans made in regard to how specific events can accomplish social distancing, hygiene, and cleaning requirements as outlined by the CDC.