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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to open Campgrounds, Recreation Areas in June

 

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, 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.

As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 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. This is a campsite at Lock C Campground on the shoreline of Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Leon Roberts)

As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 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. This is a campsite at Lock C Campground on the shoreline of Cheatham Lake in Ashland City, Tennessee. (USACE Photo by Leon Roberts)

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District extends campgrounds closure through end of May

 

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, 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.

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 31st in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)

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 31st in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (USACE photo by Leon Roberts)

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Land Between the Lakes Expands List of ?Recreation Sites Temporarily Shut Down

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand 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.

LBL's Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum temporary shutdown.

LBL’s Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum temporary shutdown.

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Tennessee State Parks Coronavirus Information, Update

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, 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.

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Land Between The Lakes to hold Wildlife Celebration May 24th-May 26th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden 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.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

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LBL Re-Opens Following Government Shutdown

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden 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.

LBL's Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopens for 5 Days

 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, 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.

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Land Between the Lakes Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with River Days

 

Land Between the LakesGolden 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).

Smokey Bear to be at LBL's River Days Saturday, May 25th. (Land Between the Lakes)

Smokey Bear to be at LBL’s River Days Saturday, May 25th. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Henry Horton State Park Announces the 50-Day Challenge

 

Encourages Physical Fitness in Local Community 
 
Tennessee State ParksChapel Hill, TN – Henry Horton State Park announced today its 50-Day Challenge to the local community, encouraging individuals and families to walk 50 miles in 50 days before the beginning of the new year.
 
“Henry Horton State Park is a terrific place to walk, with a variety of hiking trails,” said Park Manager Randy Whitworth. “We hope members of the community will accept our challenge and also cheer on their co-workers, family members and friends to get a jump on a healthy start to 2012.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Step Back in Time at Henry Horton State Park

 

Eighth Annual Fall Festival Slated for September 16th-17th

Tennessee State ParksChapel 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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