Pay respects at the first national military park—Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park--which honors Civil War soldiers that fought in the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. Remember the struggle and survival of the Cherokee people in a journey to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
Visit some of the world’s most stunning forests; step back in time to appreciate churches, cabins, farmhouses and barns of the Southern Appalachian people who settled the region in the late 1700s; choose a hike from 800 miles of trails; and spend a spell with some of the oldest mountains on earth in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Chase forty-five miles of free-flowing streams, around the Obed Wild & Scenic River, some of the most rugged scenery in the region.
Colditz Cove State Natural Area
Colditz Cove is one of Tennessee's newest natural areas. It is characterized by high bluffs, rugged gorges, lush rhododendron, large trees and a beautiful waterfall. ...more
Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is located four miles east of Dover, in Stewart County, Tennessee, and approximately seventy-five miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. ...more
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
The park is rich in American Indian, early pioneer and Civil War history, plus offers 70 miles of trails, tours of the historic Hensley Settlement, cave tours and camping. Visitor Center includes museum, dramatic films, craft sales and bookstore. ...more
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. ...more
Foster Falls Recreation Area
Experience and enjoy one of the most scenic, wildest areas in Tennessee with a visit to the Foster Falls Recreation Area. Operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and located near Tracy City, Tennessee, this recreation area provides a safe, and beautiful base for exploring the south end of the Cumberland Plateau. ...more
Foster Falls Small Wild Area
Enjoy one of the most scenic, wild areas in Tennessee with a visit to the Foster Falls Small Wild Area. Operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and located near Tracy City, Tennessee, this recreation area provides a safe and beautiful base for exploring the south end of the Cumberland Plateau. ...more
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park. ...more