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Fun and Adventure, Naturally

Discover Tennessee’s natural, cultural and historic heritage. Our 56 state parks offer diverse and varied natural landscapes, family-friendly recreational activities, affordable and varied lodging accommodations, volunteer opportunities and hundreds of interpretive programs and events. There are 1100 miles of trails, 372 cabins, 36 campgrounds and over 80 waterfalls.

Tennessee State Parks are open to the public seven days a week, year-round. There is no access fee charged, although there may be fees associated with certain activities.  From the cypress swamps of the Mississippi River at Meeman-Shelby Forest to the rugged ridge tops and waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls to the majestic mountains of Roan Mountain we look forward to seeing you. Make your plans now to visit Tennessee State Parks!

TN State Parks Mobile App

Find your next adventure at Tennessee State Parks using the Official Visitors Guide created by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Our mobile app will help you plan your next trip and provide the tools you need to have a great time visiting our parks. Click on the image to download the app.

  • Discover your next favorite park with activity and accommodations filters.
  • Search upcoming events based on activity type, park, region of the state, and more.
  • Explore trails with live GPS tracking on and offline.
  • Access links to Avenza Maps and download other park PDFs to enhance your visit to the park.

The Tennessee Conservationist is a multmedia platform published by Tennessee State Parks, a division of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.  The Conservationist advocates for the preservation and protection of the state's natural and cultural resources.  It invites readers to connect with the natural resources and recreational and educational activites found within the State Parks system, and features articles on native species, history, archaeology and culture.

This Page Last Updated: October 15, 2019 at 10:29 AM