State Parks

State Parks of South Central Tennessee

Winter Promotion January - March 18, 2017 - Plan your winter getaway now special winter rates at our TN State Parks. For rates & reservations at Henry Horton - 800-250-8612 or Tim’s Ford 800-471-5295 or David Crockett - 877-804-2681. 

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goldmedalarchiveEvery two years the National Recreation and Park Association selects a state park system to receive the prestigious Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, the highest honor a park system can receive within the industry. Winners are determined by a panel of parks and recreation professionals that evaluate application materials with an emphasis on long-range planning, resource management, citizen support systems, environmental stewardship, program and professional development and agency recognition. 

This year the state parks of Georgia, Tennessee and Utah were finalists for the Gold Medal Award. On September 26 at the National Recreation and Park Association Congress in Indianapolis, Tennessee State Parks was named Gold Medal Winner for 2007. Tennessee had been a finalist for this award previously, but had never won. Visit us at for a full listing of all the state parks in Tennessee.  


Join State Park hosts, naturalists and interpretative specialists as they take you on a three day, two night exploration of some of the best examples of Tennessee’s majestic waterfalls, spring wildflowers and canoe trips.

These one-of-a-kind tours focus on the beauty and history of some of our acclaimed natural landmarks and include educational seminars and interpretive programs unique to each location. Also included are meals, lodging and transportation to our various destinations. Check our webpage for dates, prices, locations and other details.

Park volunteers are one reason our parks are popular destinations all year long. Individuals, families, businesses and civic groups can assist for a few hours or commit to a longer term of service. Opportunities range from trail work and invasive plant removal to helping in the visitor centers or at special events. For more information, visit www.tnstateparks/volunteer.

Also, many parks have Friends Groups. Friends are concerned citizens who have banded together to assist in protecting, preserving and promoting the beauty and the splendor of their favorite state park. These groups give selflessly of their time, talents and energy to help ensure their park's integrity is intact for future generations to enjoy. To find out more about a group or how to get involved with one, visit www.tnstateparks/friends.

Tennessee State Parks have hundreds of cabins, campsites and six state park inns offering a variety of comfortable accommodations for overnight stays, weekend outings or extended family vacations. Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance by calling a specific park or can be made online at


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The "Tennessee State Parks Outdoor Guide - Pocket Ranger" app is available on Apple or Google Play


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  • David Crockett State Park – 1400 W. Gaines, Lawrenceburg. Riverside park is a memorial to the legendary hunter & hero of the Alamo. New LEED Certified Green cabins around beautiful Lindsey Lake. (931) 762-9408.  
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  • Henry Horton State Park – 4358 Nashville Hwy., Chapel Hill. A former TN governor’s estate. Popular with golfers. (800) 250-8612.
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  • Mousetail Landing State Park – Hwy. 438, Linden. On the eastern banks of the Tennessee River & near the Buffalo River. (731) 847-0841.
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  • Old Stone Fort State Park – 732 Stone Fort Dr., Manchester. Earth & stone enclosure built as a sacred site by Native Americans over 2,000 years ago. (931) 723-5073.
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  • Tims Ford State Park – 570 Tims Ford Dr., Winchester. Off Hwy. 50, west of Winchester on the Tims Ford Reservoir. (800) 471-5295.
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South Central Tennessee Tourism Association

3780 Franklin Pike
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Phone: (931) 993-3286

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