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Norris Dam State Park The Old Grist Mill © Maria Trigo
The Grist Mill located in the Norris Dam State Park. Open to Visitors.
Cherokee National Forest Flame Azalea © Jim Oakley
Round Bald at Roan Mtn
Fall Creek Falls State Park Fall Creek Falls © Jason Vickers
A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. While Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, other waterfalls in the park are Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.
Old Stone Fort State Park Faces in Unlikely Places © Tim Gillahan
I captured this single long exposure shot while I was on a state park adventure on 06/19/2015. Me and my fiance had been hiking most of the day, so we decided to take a break in this spot. I sat and enjoyed the view, reminiscing about life and my future. I noticed that there was some foam floating around in the water. At that point, it was almost sunset, so I set up my camera and tripod and captured some long exposures of this scene, knowing the effect it would give. One thing that I didnt notice at first was the face in the water. In fact, the face is sort of reminiscent of E.T. off of one of my favorite classics. When things like this happen, it brings me peace of mind that photography is my destiny.
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park Cabins © Cindy Kryscio
A look at the rental cabins across the water.
Cherokee National Forest Roan Mtn © Jim Oakley
Cedars of Lebanon State Park © Amelia Booth
Mockingbird © stateparks.com
Spring Hike © stateparks.com
Picnic Table © stateparks.com
It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
Keep On Leash © stateparks.com
Tennessee's Parks
31 State Parks
 • 10 State Forests
 • 3 State Scenic Rivers

3 State Natural Areas
 • 3 State Wildlife Management Areas
 • National Forest

National Historic Site
 • National Historic Park
 • 8 National Wildlife Refuges


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Tennessee Parks Visitor Reviews
10/18/2020 6:50:58 AM Burgess Falls State Natural Area by STUARTLITTLE963
Spectacular falls - One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tenn. The entire trail parallels the water. Multiple cascades lead to the grandaddy of them all. A must see if in the area. I would rank the trail easy when compared to others I have been on.
9/5/2020 8:24:07 AM Virgin Falls State Natural Area by LaTia Raper
Family Fun Memories Made - Wow What a well kept hiking ground The overflow of growing mushrooms to the fluttering butterflies in the breeze, this incredible trail is definitely my most favorite. Happy hiking yall
Water gone before fishing began - Water drained from impoundments before refuge was even open to fish. Look forward to bank fishing every year. But with no running water, fishing is going to be poor . NOT HAPPY
10/29/2019 11:36:16 AM Roaring River State Scenic River by Marty Whalen
Camp Host left a huge mess - The camp host for Roaring River abandoned a car there and left a huge pile of trash that animals are hauling all over the park. While he was there, the host continually trashed the area leaving a real eye sore for our school children to observe. Is this how we honor our state
Very bad management - Whoever allowed small game hunting during deer season needs to reconsider there decision. You cant do both sucessfully. What was once a great place to hunt has now been totally ruined. After 13 years of hunting here Im actually sad about having to leave but I will never hunt here again and wont recommend it to anyone. I will in fact do the opposite. This isnt the last time I will address this either.
2/24/2018 5:21:33 PM Dunbar Cave State Park by Margie wallace Williamson
- in 1940 I lived in clarsville, there was a swimming pool there,I was 10 yrs old. When we got hot we went to mouth of the cave.We spent many happy times at Dunbar Cave, good memories.I am no 87yrs. old.
8/28/2017 2:50:17 PM Fort Pillow State Park
Camping Fort Pillow State Historic Park - full hook ups, everything is new and redone, please add this to the description
8/21/2017 4:03:34 PM Bledsoe Creek Camping State Park by Gloria S
Perfect place to experience Totality - Cudos to staff for their organization on Eclipse day. I came from Houston and the park was the perfect place to hike before the eclipse and absolutely the perfect place to watch it.
4/1/2017 3:19:09 PM Cedars of Lebanon State Park by mike smith
first park i remeber visiting.. - we lived just 3 miles south of the park on summit hill rd in 65- 67 we used to go there quite often in fact the last time I remember there there were the log fences in the picnic areas which are still there.
1/24/2017 2:57:26 PM Warriors Path State Park
Love everything about this park. - Great family experience.
6/24/2016 5:24:31 PM Big Ridge State Park by Kathy
rest rooms showers - I do not believe I have ever been in a bathroom;shower that was so filthy would rather bathe in the lake ;gross
2/27/2016 1:09:02 PM Cedars of Lebanon State Park by Scary horses
Dangerous horses in Cedars Park - Cedars of Lebanon Park is beautiful, but never try riding, we almost died, horses was unattended, my husband and I had a lot of injuries and guides just sad oh sorry. Irresponsable people.
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