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State Park System Hosting “After Thanksgiving Hikes” This Friday

Need to burn some extra calories after Thanksgiving? Tennessee State Parks offering “After Thanksgiving Hikes,” as an alternative for those wanting a more secluded Black Friday. Burgess Falls State Park Ranger Lane Erwin said those in White County can come to the park at 9:00 a.m. for a guided tour. “We’re going to be hiking the main trail at our ... Read More »

Three UC State Parks Receive Grants For Visitor Experience Enhancement

Three Upper Cumberland state parks or natural areas have received $500 grants from the Friends of the Tennesse State Parks. The grants will fund a variety of projects that will enhance the visitor’s experience in a Tennessee State Park or Natural Area. Pickett County’s Cordell Hull Museum will use the money for interpretive displays. DeKalb County’s Edgar Evins State Park ... Read More »

Governor Lee In UC Friday, Starting With Rock Island Tour

Governor Bill Lee was at Rock Island State Park Friday afternoon to tour the park’s Old Mill. The focus of the tour was to show future possibilities for the site and how the state could create future uses. Lee said that tours like this with community leaders make challenges something that can be overcome. “This spot right here is a ... Read More »

Four UC State Parks Earn Highest Rank For Sustainability

Four Upper Cumberland State Parks have received the highest honor from TDEC for their efforts in environmental sustainability. Burgess Falls, Cummins Falls, Rock Island and Standing Stone all received platinum status in the, “Go Green With Us,” program. Regional Director of External Affairs Tara Wohlgemuth said only 10 out of the 56 state parks earned the highest ranking. “The four ... Read More »

State Park Benefits for Distressed and At-Risk Counties

State park investments not only support recreation, they also help economically distressed counties. That’s according to TDEC Commissioner David Salyers. He said nearly all of the states distressed counties have the foundation to bring in outdoor tourism. “Most of our parks and many, as far as our distressed counties, I think we have 10 parks in distressed counties,” Salyers said. ... Read More »