Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced there is space available for those wishing to attend the Fourth Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS), June 9th-14th, 2013. The summit is for high school students from across Tennessee.
The application deadline has been extended to May 10th, 2013.
The students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at the «Read the rest of this article»near Clarksville, TN.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to host 4th Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS) in Montgomery County June 9th-14th
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the Fourth Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS), June 9th-14th, 2013 for high school students from across Tennessee. The students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at thenear Clarksville.
Among the different outdoor activities that the students will have an opportunity to become introduced to will include boating, hunting, trapping, archery, photography, marksmanship, plant identification, forestry, camping, water quality, trap shooting, skeet shooting, wildlife identification, and several classes with wildlife and fishery biology as the topic. «Read the rest of this article»
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area is now accepting applications for the 2013 seasonal camping program.
There are a total of 113 campsites in the seasonal camping program available for two to nine months at Hillman Ferry, Piney, and Wranglers campgrounds. Fenton, Cravens Bay, Taylor Bay, and Redd Hollow campgrounds have a total of 31 short-term (one to six months) sites available. «Read the rest of this article»
Veterans Day Designated a Free State Park Day for Tennessee Veterans, Including Complimentary Golfing and Night of Camping
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks announced today its annual free state parks day for all Tennessee veterans on Monday, November 12th, offering one free night of camping and complimentary greens fees for 18 holes of golf with appropriate identification.
Passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2010, the policy calls for a yearly, special state parks day to honor Tennessee’s resident veterans.
“This is our way of honoring the many brave men and women who have served our country,” said Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau. “The state parks family extends a warm invitation to all of Tennessee’s veterans to visit us on November 12th and enjoy a day in one of our beautiful parks.” «Read the rest of this article»
Going Camping? Add carbon monoxide risk to safety precaution list
Nashville, TN – As Tennesseans pack up and head out to their favorite campsites, the State Fire Marshal’s Office urges campers to be aware of carbon monoxide dangers in and around tents and RVs.
Carbon monoxide (CO), often called “the silent killer,” is an invisible, odorless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. Carbon monoxide can result from a number of camping equipment, such as including barbecue grills, portable generators or other fuel-powered devices. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – If you haven’t tried out some of the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs yet – July is the perfect time to sign up! Outdoor Rec will start the month off with a King’s Bluff Climbing Trip on July 7th from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
Ages 12 and above are invited to participate and the cost is $35.00 per person; transportation and equipment are provided. King’s Bluff is some of the best climbing in middle Tennessee and is located just 15 minutes from post. Please bring appropriate clothing, water, snacks, and a packed lunch. This trip is geared towards beginners so all are welcome. Preregistration is required by 4:00pm on July 6th. «Read the rest of this article»
Land Between the Lakes’s Annual Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival at The Homeplace May 26th and 27th
Golden Pond, KY – Musicians and music lovers from all over the mid-South are tuning up for the annual Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival, taking place Memorial Day weekend at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.
Come experience this annual tradition which won The Judge’s Recognition Award for Top 10 Festivals & Events for Spring 2012 from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association. «Read the rest of this article»
Billy Dunlop Park will be closed to the public, Tuesday, May 1st for a Police training class. The park will reopen at dawn the following day.
Clarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.
This weeks highlights include:
Clarksville, TN – Saturday, May 5th, the Friends of (FODC) are putting on their annual Spring Fling event. FODC is anticipating a good turnout and has planned lots of free activities for the whole family.
The group is still finalizing the schedule, but in past years, the Friends group has put on the following activities at Spring Fling.
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will temporarily close Bacon Creek Backcountry Area and Boat Ramp beginning April 30th, 2012, due to health and safety hazards.
Wind storm activity over the past two years has left the area strewn with fallen and leaning trees that threaten the safety of visitors utilizing Bacon Creek Road (Road 166) and the camping area. The entire area will remain closed for the foreseeable future. «Read the rest of this article»
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