Topic: Tennessee State Parks
Nashville, TN – Today, Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus relief.
Governor Lee’s daily press conferences will resume next Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm CT and can be viewed here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 Coronavirus updates which can be found here.
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.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is launching a campaign this year to encourage hunters and anglers to recruit their friends, family or anyone they know to go hunting or fishing.
The Refer-a-Friend campaign rewards licensed hunters and anglers who refer anyone to buy their first license in Tennessee. As a reward, TWRA will send you and your friend a thank you.
Nashville, TN – On Saturday, June 1st, 2019, Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free guided hikes at all 56 state parks. Dunbar Cave State Park and Port Royal State Historic Park will be holding hikes led by park rangers.
This will be the third of the state parks’ signature hikes this year, following First Day Hikes in January and Spring Hikes in March. Thus far, 4,787 park visitors have participated in the hikes.
Dunbar Cave State Park
Clarksville, TN – With warmer weather coming, Dunbar Cave State Park and Port Royal State Historic Park are hosting free guided spring hikes led by park rangers on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.
The hikes fit every level, from short easy-to-walk trails to longer treks through more adventurous terrain, each featuring the natural settings that are so diverse across the state.
“The spring hikes are a great way to explore our parks, as well as get to know other people who share the outdoors in a group setting,” said Anne Marshall, acting deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
Clarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Park will hold a First Day Hike on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019. Join us for our first guided trail hike of the year! The hike will start at 1:00pm and end around 2:00pm.
We will hiking the 3/4 mile Short Loop Trail. Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Everyone will meet up at the Dunbar Cave Visitor Center. Dunbar Cave State Park is located at 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road.
Tennessee State Parks
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks is encouraging shoppers this holiday to support conservation efforts through making a seasonal toast with their coffee roast or by spreading some cheer with their beer. A portion of the sales of the “State Parks Coffee” and the “State Park Blonde Ale” support the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, a nonprofit partner of the state parks system.
The state parks have joined Just Love Coffee on three flavors branded as Tennessee State Parks varieties – Earthy Blueberry for West Tennessee, Chocolate Raisin for Middle Tennessee, and Smoky Blueberry for East Tennessee.
Tennessee State Parks
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at all 56 state parks the day after Thanksgiving, November 23rd, 2018. Dunbar Cave State Park will be holding an “After Thanksgiving Hike” Wednesday.
“Tennessee’s state parks are once again offering the opportunity to get outdoors the day after Thanksgiving to engage in healthy, fun activities,” said Brock Hill, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. “It’s a chance to explore the state parks with loved ones around the holidays, with skilled rangers leading the way.”
Nashville, TN – Being active outdoors is not only good for your health – it can earn you Tennessee State Parks merchandise, golf rounds, free camping or even cabin stays thanks to a new program.
Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Department of Health have partnered to develop a web application called Healthy Parks Healthy Person, which allows Tennesseans to log their activities at Tennessee State Parks in exchange for points that can be redeemed for rewards.
State of Tennessee still expects to finish projects this Summer
Clarksville, TN – A wet summer has delayed work on two projects to improve Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a conceptual plan in May that outlines the two projects. One is a water quality project to restore the lake being performed by TDEC. The second is a dam repair project in and around the Swan Lake spillway being managed by STREAM – the State of Tennessee Real Estate and Asset Management Division within the Department of General Services.
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