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Be warned: Full-on excitement is waiting in Tennessee! Decide if you want intense action, a wilderness experience, an invigorating getaway or an easy family outing. Our waterways and trails have distinct personalities and experiences to offer.

If whitewater's your passion try Tennessee's premier rafting river, the Ocoee, site of the 1996 Olympics and one of America's Top Ten Rivers, or the Cumberland in Big South Fork National Recreation Area, the Lower Nolichucky, Watauga and Holston rivers. You can kayak the four-mile paddle from Cane Hollow to the base of the 130-foot rush of Burgess Falls on Center Hill Lake or canoe Waynesboro's scenic Buffalo River with its quiet beauty. If a refreshing family is more your style, take in the cool water in Townsend in the Smoky Mountains. In Memphis, experience the Mighty Mississippi at Mud Island River Park, where education and water sports meet, or relax in the undisturbed headwaters and forests of the serene Wolf River. Whatever your favorite water sport, Tennessee has plenty to offer.

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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
"Tours of the historic Hensley Settlement, cave tours, camping, and bird watching allow visitors a chance to experience the past and present of the region. The Pinnacle Overlook provides an exceptional view of bird migration. A museum, dramatic films, crafts, and a bookstore can be found in the visitor ...more

City:  Cumberland Gap, TN
Phone:  (606) 248-2817

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Cumberland Mountain State Park
"This 1,720-acre park provides recreational activities including the Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain, one of the top golf courses in the Southeastern ...more

City:  Crossville, TN
Phone:  (800) 250-8618

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Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail
"Walking, biking, hiking. Corridor serves as wildlife passage. Bird and wildlife viewing. Benches, picnic tables available every quarter mile. Restrooms and gardens at the Turkey Junction comfort ...more

City:  Ashland City, TN
Phone:  615-792-4211

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Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail
"The Cumberland Trail wanders among the remnants of the Cumberland ...more

City:  Lake City, TN
Phone:  931-456-6259

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Dale Hollow Lake TN

City:  Celina, TN
Phone:  (931) 267-5747

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Dale Hollow Marina, Inc.
"A full service marina on Dale Hollow Lake. Rent houseboats, cottages, ski-boats and pontoons. Group lodging available. March thru ...more

City:  Celina, TN
Phone:  800-321-1669

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David Crockett State Park
"David Crockett State Park was the first state park funded entirely by the citizens of the State of Tennessee. It’s thought that Hernando De Soto also spent time here on the ridgeline between the “two creeks” (Crowson and Shoal). The Trail of Tears’ Bells Route crossed through the park and the old roadbeds are still evident. The park’s namesake, David ...more

City:  Lawrenceburg, TN
Phone:  931-762-9408

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
"Davy Crockett's Birthplace State Park was established in 1973 and has been preserved as a historic site on land acquired from the Davy Crockett Birthplace Association. The park consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County. The stone monument to Crockett, erected in late 1960s, features samples of official state stone of ...more

City:  Limestone, TN
Phone:  (423) 257-2167

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Defeated Creek Campground
"Defeated Creek Campground has 155 sites with electric and water hookups, 63 sites have sewer hookups. Also: Six-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail. Bike trail, hot showers, swimming beach, boat ramp, playground, marina, and two picnic ...more

City:  Carthage, TN
Phone:  877-444-6777

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Defeated Creek Marina
"We have covered and open slips to accommodate boats up to 70'. All slips have water, electricity, and satellite TV. D.S.L. and phone service are available. Please call for slip availability. Our marina also offers fuel (gas only), a pump out station, laundry, and a ships store with many boating items as well as snacks. Launch ramp with ample trailer parking. Transient slips ...more

City:  Carthage, TN

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Dock Shop
"Boat and RV storage; daily and monthly rates. Buy/sell used boats, pontoons, RVs, campers, motors and ...more

City:  Pickwick Dam, TN
Phone:  731-689-5700

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Douglas Lake
"Douglas Lake (Douglas Reservoir) has over 550 miles of shoreline with a surface area greater than 30,000 acres at full pool. The reservoir itself is 43.1 miles long, with a maximum depth of 140 feet, and collects water from a 4,541 square mile watershed. On Douglas Lake, the typical annual fluctuation of the water level is about 54 feet. The ...more

City:  Dandridge, TN
Phone:  877-237-3847

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Drakes Creek Marine Works
"This is a full service marina on Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville. Boat sales, fuel, boating supplies and service ...more

City:  Hendersonville, TN
Phone:  615-822-3886

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Duck River Blueway
"The scenic Duck River Blueway has something for everyone, waterwise. It features the only Class II rapid on the lower part of the river, several series of fast running shoals, numerous islands, historic features, and a great abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes open for great blue herons, belted kingfishers, numerous warblers in summer, minks, muskrats and river otters. In ...more

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Edgar Evins Marina
"Edgar Evins Marina is nestled in a quiet cove on the northern most tip of Center Hill Lake in Middle Tennessee. Our pristine setting is just the right perscription for a weekend or week long get away. Whether looking for a place to call home for your boat, a week of fun on one of our luxurious ...more

City:  Silverpoint, TN
Phone:  (931) 858-5695

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Nashville Mountain Bike
"Nashville Mountain Bike was created to provide information about mountain biking in the Nashville ...more

City:  Antioch, TN

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Natchez Trace Parkway
"The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway and Byway commemorates the ancient trail used by animals and people that connected portions of the Mississippi River to the salt licks in central Tennessee. It took “Kaintucks” about 30 days to walk along the Trace, carrying goods to sell at the port of New Orleans. Numerous short hiking trails are some of the ...more

City:  Pasquo, TN
Phone:  800-305-7417

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Natchez Trace State Park
"Along with vast scenic woodlands, the Natchez Trace State Park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room inn and conference center with over 3000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a restaurant, 17 cabins and 10 villas, a group lodge, 208 campsites, 5 air conditioned camping cabins, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque ...more

City:  Wildersville, TN
Phone:  800-250-8616

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Natchez Trace Wine Trail
"The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to today's central Tennessee. The Tennessee cities along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway are Nashville, Franklin, Leiper's Fork and Brentwood. Visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding and camping. Along the Trail, enjoy ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  (800) 305-7417

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National and State Park Concessions

City:  Townsend, TN
Phone:  865-448-4103

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Norris Dam State Park
"This 4,038-acre park, located on the Norris Reservoir, began in 1933 as the first Tennessee Valley Authority project. Miles of trails lead hikers through deeply forested valleys and ridges. The Rice Gristmill built in the 1790s and restored by TVA still operates during the summer months. Many other attractions draw visitors to Norris Dam State Park, including the Lenoir Museum. The ...more

City:  Lake City, TN
Phone:  800-543-9335

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Norris Watershed Hiking & Biking Trail
"Hike, horseback, or bike ride the many miles of woodland trails that meander through the watershed and the adjacent Norris Dam State Park. Experience spectacular views of Norris Lake and its surrounding hills and valleys. Maps available at the Welcome ...more

City:  Norris, TN
Phone:  865-494-7645

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Ocoee Adventure Center
"Adventure is our middle name. We specialize in half-day and full-day Ocoee River raft trips; also kayak instruction, mountain bike guided rides,lake kayaking and guided hikes. OAC is known on the river Visit our cozy log cabin outpost near the Cherokee National ...more

City:  Ocoee, TN
Phone:  888-723-8622

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Ocoee Adventure Company
"With two outposts near the Ocoee River and a 75 foot yacht in Chattanooga on the Tennessee River, Ocoee Adventure Company knows the outdoors. Around the Cherokee National Forest we take folks rafting, mountain biking, lake kayaking, hiking, and whitewater kayaking. If your looking for a more leisurely adventure enjoy a bar-b-q meal on an eco-cruise into the grand canyon ...more

City:  Benton, TN
Phone:  (888) 723-8622

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Ocoee Outdoor Adventure
"Rafting on the Ocoee is adventure personified! The Ocoee River in Tennessee is the premier river for whitewater rafting in the Southeastern United States. Let us take you on an Ocoee River rafting trip on America's Olympic River! With dam-controlled releases, we can promise you exciting Ocoee whitewater throughout the Ocoee River whitewater rafting season. Are you ready to tame ...more

City:  Copperhill, TN
Phone:  1-888-RAFT OAC; 888-723-8622

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Ocoee Whitewater Center
"In 1996 the world's eyes were on the Ocoee Whitewater Center (OWC) as it hosted the world’s first Olympic whitewater event on a natural river. Today the Ocoee Whitewater Center offers something for everyone. The OWC marries the best of the natural and artificial worlds. A sleepy river set in a lush, rocky river gorge, this section of the Ocoee was ...more

City:  Ducktown, TN
Phone:  877-692-6050

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Outdoor Adventures
"Enjoy a customized hike or ramble to suit any interests and abilities with an experienced Naturalist, who will help you discover and explore natural and cultural history, awesome views, waterfalls, plants and wildlife of the Great Smoky ...more

City:  Sevierville, TN
Phone:  865-774-5885

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Panther Creek State Park
"Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located about 45 miles south. Legend has it that both Panther Creek and Panther Springs, located about 1 1/2 miles southeast of the park, received their names from the claim of a ...more

City:  Morristown, TN
Phone:  888-TN-PARKS

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Percy Warner Park
"Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as The Warner Parks, are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. The Warner Parks are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee and together span 2684 acres of forest and field, 9 miles from downtown Nashville. Over 500,000 people visit the Parks annually to utilize ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  (615) 352-6299

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Pin Oak Lodge at Natchez Trace State Park
"With the many acres of scenic woodlands, the park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room resort inn and restaurant complex, cabins, group lodge, camping areas, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store and archery range. Located at I-40, ...more

City:  Wildersville, TN
Phone:  800-250-8616

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National and State Park Concessions

City:  Townsend, TN
Phone:  865-448-4103

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National Wildlife Refuge
"Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to manage the northern third of Reelfoot Lake as a refuge for migratory ...more

City:  Union City, TN

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Panther Creek State Park
"Panther Creek State Park, covering approximately 1,435 acres, is located on the shores of Cherokee Reservoir, an impoundment of the Holston River. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located about 45 miles south. Legend has it that both Panther Creek and Panther Springs, located about 1 1/2 miles southeast of the park, received their names from the claim of a ...more

City:  Morristown, TN
Phone:  888-TN-PARKS

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Percy Warner Park
"Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as The Warner Parks, are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. The Warner Parks are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee and together span 2684 acres of forest and field, 9 miles from downtown Nashville. Over 500,000 people visit the Parks annually to utilize ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  (615) 352-6299

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Percy Warner Park
"Ten miles of trails. Two picnic areas accessible by horseback. Park at the equestrian center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd. Equestrian Center and Bridle Path Trailhead open from dawn to dusk. Bring your own ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615-370-8051

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Pickett State Park
"Dramatic sandstone cliffs, stone arches, rock shelters and rushing mountain streams make Pickett State Park on the Cumberland Plateau a scenic wonderland. Unique microclimates form around these geologic formations, creating havens where diverse flora and fauna thrive. In Tennessee, Pickett is second only to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in biodiversity. Rare plants, such as Cumberland sandwort, Lucy Braun’s snakeroot, ...more

City:  Jamestown, TN
Phone:  877-260-0010

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Pin Oak Lodge at Natchez Trace State Park
"With the many acres of scenic woodlands, the park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room resort inn and restaurant complex, cabins, group lodge, camping areas, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store and archery range. Located at I-40, ...more

City:  Wildersville, TN
Phone:  800-250-8616

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Prentice Cooper State Forest
"State forest and wildlife management area located on the Tennessee River Gorge. Hunting, hiking, horseback riding, biking and rock climbing. 35 miles of hiking ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-658-5551

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Rafting in the Smokies - Pigeon Forge
"Rafting in the Smokies has been an expert in whitewater rafting since 1978! Experience the highlight of your trip on the Pigeon River. Choose for yourself; mild or wild! Take on the exciting Class III and IV rapids on the Upper Pigeon (ages 8 and up) or enjoy a scenic, relaxing float trip on the Lower Pigeon (ages 3 and ...more

City:  Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone:  (800) 776-7238

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Reelfoot Lake
"When you look across Reelfoot Lake, imagine that this entire countryside was once a dense cypress woodland, pierced only by Native American trails and crudely constructed roads. The history of Reelfoot Lake is a dramatic one. In the winter of 1811-1812, the 150-mile long New Madrid fault line produced a series of four earthquakes so powerful that the Mississippi River ...more

City:  Tiptonville, TN
Phone:  (731) 253-2007

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River Glen Equestrian Park
"A variety of equestrian competitions including Hunter/Jumper, Horse Trials, Dressage, and Western Team Roping and Team Penning.Horse Trials, Dressage, and Western Team Roping and Team ...more

City:  New Market, TN
Phone:  865-475-1005

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Riverbend Campground
"Located on the scenic Little Pigeon River, within city limits of Pigeon Forge. Nearby to local attractions, restaurants and ...more

City:  Pigeon Forge, TN
Phone:  865-453-1224

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RiverRoad RV Park & Horsecamp
"Small,friendly, family full-hookup RV park. Privitive camping area, horseshoe pit, picnic grove. Firepits and picnic tables at lots. Camp with your horses (corral spaces available at an additional charge) and ride or walk our trails! Laundry facilities on premise. Firewood and ice for sale. Firewood free with an online booking! Daily, weekly & monthly rates. ...more

City:  Chapel Hill, TN
Phone:  931-364-7714

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Rutledge Falls
"Beautiful, natural area for hiking, picnicking, swimming in ice-cold water. Privately-owned. Dawn - dusk. Free of ...more

City:  Tullahoma, TN
Phone:  (931) 454-9446

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Shooting Star Farms
"Horse Farm with cabin that sleeps 4 overlooking beautiful creek. Spend a weekend in the country. Minutes to Buck snort Trail ride and Buck snort Hunting Lodge. Offering 1 bedroom and loft, full kitchen, living area, bathroom w/jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Sun room, Rocking chair front porch, grill and patio area. Barn with accommodations ...more

City:  Mc Ewen, TN
Phone:  (193) 158-2818

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Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge
"This new pedestrian bridge, crossing the Cumberland River where it bends near Briley and Two Rivers Parkway, is considered a vital link in Nashville's impressive and emerging greenway system. Almost 22 miles of walking and biking trails are now connected, via the new bridge, from MetroCenter north of downtown to Percy Priest Dam. In addition, the new Cumberland River Bridge ...more

City:  Nashville, TN

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Cumberland Trail Conference
"Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail will be over 300 mi. when complete, along Cumberland Plateau from Chattanooga to Cumberland Gap. This scenic footpath has 160+ mi. open for hiking. See website to download maps and learn how to volunteer to ...more

City:  Crossville, TN
Phone:  931-456-6259

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Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail
"The Cumberland Trail wanders among the remnants of the Cumberland ...more

City:  Lake City, TN
Phone:  931-456-6259

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Cypress Grove Nature Park
"A natural hardwood bottomland. The park contains over 6,000 feet of elevated boardwalk, raptor center and ...more

City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-425-8316

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Dale Hollow Lake TN

City:  Celina, TN
Phone:  (931) 267-5747

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David Crockett State Park
"David Crockett State Park was the first state park funded entirely by the citizens of the State of Tennessee. It’s thought that Hernando De Soto also spent time here on the ridgeline between the “two creeks” (Crowson and Shoal). The Trail of Tears’ Bells Route crossed through the park and the old roadbeds are still evident. The park’s namesake, David ...more

City:  Lawrenceburg, TN
Phone:  931-762-9408

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
"Davy Crockett's Birthplace State Park was established in 1973 and has been preserved as a historic site on land acquired from the Davy Crockett Birthplace Association. The park consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County. The stone monument to Crockett, erected in late 1960s, features samples of official state stone of ...more

City:  Limestone, TN
Phone:  (423) 257-2167

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Delano Daylilies
"At Delano Daylilies, garden visitors roam through four acres in a rural setting and enjoy nature and over 1,400 varieties of daylilies during bloom season. For obvious reasons, all of the offerings are not listed on the web site or in our price list. There’s a price range for everyone. If you’re simply looking for color for your garden or ...more

City:  Delano, TN
Phone:  423-263-9323

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Doll Flats Spring
"When hiking the Appalachian Trail, Doll Flats Spring offers a great point to rest up after a long day of hiking. Doll Flats is a level area, still high in terms of elevation, but sheltered from the wind and sun by trees. The area has room for 6 tents. At Doll Flats the AT leaves the Tennessee/North Carolina state line for ...more

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Duck River Blueway
"The scenic Duck River Blueway has something for everyone, waterwise. It features the only Class II rapid on the lower part of the river, several series of fast running shoals, numerous islands, historic features, and a great abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes open for great blue herons, belted kingfishers, numerous warblers in summer, minks, muskrats and river otters. In ...more

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Dunbar Cave State Park
"This 110-acre natural area in Montgomery County is honeycombed by caves and sinkholes, the most prominent being Dunbar Cave. This 8.1 mile cave has historical, natural, archaeological and geological significance. Excavations revealed that this cave has been occupied by man for thousands of years, drawn by its constant stream flow and natural air conditioning. Dunbar Cave is the most prominent ...more

City:  Clarksville, TN
Phone:  931-648-5526

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Dunlap Coke Ovens Park and Historic Site
"A 32-acre park for hiking and 5,000 square-foot museum of coal mining history and coke ovens operation of 100 years ago. Many artifacts. Bluegrass festival the first Friday and Saturday in ...more

City:  Dunlap, TN
Phone:  423-949-3483

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Edgar Evins State Park
"There's a lot to do and see at Edgar Evins State Park! Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of our shaded picnic areas, come for a visit during one of our annual events (such as the Annual Fiddlers Jamboree), hike some of the parks approximately 11 miles of trails, fish beautiful Center Hill Lake or go for a swim. Edgar Evins ...more

City:  Silver Point, TN
Phone:  800-250-8619

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Edwin Warner Park
"Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively known as The Warner Parks, are managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County. The Warner Parks are the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee and together span 2684 acres of forest and field, 9 miles from downtown Nashville. Over 500,000 people visit the Parks annually to utilize ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  615- 352-6299

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Elrod Falls
"A series of three waterfalls with an unusual flow. Stone formation normally found only in caves and seen on the rock face of the second ...more

City:  Sneedville, TN
Phone:  423-733-4341

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Location: Murfreesboro, TN

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