Nashville, TN – As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 Coronavirus reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee June 1st, 2020.
Nashville District’s corps-managed campgrounds in Kentucky will reopen June 11th in alignment with Kentucky’s recently announced “Phase 2” reopening plan. Campground reservations were previously expected to be cancelled through May 31st.
Nashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31 in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
While an official date for the reopening of campgrounds has not yet been determined, effective today all campground reservations will be cancelled for the month of May.
Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – To protect public health and align with federal, state, and local guidance to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) officials have announced the temporary shutdown of facilities, campgrounds, and developed camping areas for the safety of visitors and staff.
These measures are temporary but effective immediately. A date for reopening recreation areas is currently undetermined.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks remain open as we monitor COVID-19 and the impact of coronavirus in our state. We are taking the CDC’s recommended precautions as we work to provide a safe environment for our visitors.
Day-use Visitors: Our parks remain free to enter and enjoy. One of the benefits of the outdoors is the opportunity to find solitude and relaxation with a hike, jog or bike ride. We are taking the recommended precautions from the CDC to maintain clean and sanitary public spaces (visitor centers, restrooms, etc.). There is a state park within an hour of every Tennessean. Your nearby state park is still open and providing outdoor recreation opportunities.
Golden Pond, KY – Visit Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Saturday-Monday, May 24th-26th, for Wildlife Celebration.
All programs are free with paid Nature Station admission; ages 13 and up $5.00, ages 5-12 $3.00, and ages 4 and under are free. Call to pre-register for a guided canoe or kayak trip at 270-924-2020 Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Daily canoe and kayak rentals will start Saturday, May 24th, 10:00am-4:30pm.
For more details, ask at the Nature Station front desk or call 270.924.2299.
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area re-opens Friday, October 18th at 12:00 Noon. All attractions, campgrounds, camping areas, and recreation opportunities will be open for business as usual.
At this time, LBL Campground Reservations can only be made online by logging onto www.lbl.org and clicking the reservation link. Information on camping reservation refunds will be available next week. LBL’s Tennessee Youth Quota Deer Hunt will take place as scheduled October 19th and 20th.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee travelers, we’re happy to announce the gates of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopen Wednesday, October 16th to visitors. All attractions, campgrounds, visitor centers and facilities will be open.
Fall is a peak season for the Smokies along with our gateway towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Townsend. Let us help you plan your trip today. Visit our Fall Foliage Report to see how the splendor of fall color is changing from Memphis to Bristol.
Golden Pond, KY – Experience River Days Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th-27th, at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Enjoy water-themed activities at Woodlands Nature Station.
River Days has activities and events for all ages. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free with paid Nature Station admission ($5.00 ages 13 & up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free ages 4 & under).
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Eighth Annual Fall Festival Slated for September 16th-17th
Chapel Hill, TN – Henry Horton State Park will host the Eighth Annual Step Back in Time Festival September 16th – 17th, featuring an 1840s encampment, horse-mounted shooters, arts and crafts, country petting zoo, a sheep dog / herding demonstration, bluegrass music, food and much more. Activities will begin at 7:00am each day and run until approximately 7:30pm. The festival is free and open to the public.
“This year’s Step Back in Time Festival includes several exciting new events and demonstrations – it’s a true family friendly event and a great way to learn about Tennessee history and see the skills of long ago in action,” said Shane Petty, chief ranger for Tennessee State Parks. “Over the course of two days, we will have some great music, food and even a few surprises up our sleeves. We encourage everyone to come out and help us celebrate this annual event.” «Read the rest of this article»
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