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Tennessee State Parks & Natural Areas



Tennessee State Parks conserve natural, aesthetic, cultural, and historic resources, provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental and cultural resource education.

Tennessee State Natural Areas, with a staff including professional biologists, botanists, zoologists, ecologists, natural resource management specialists and data managers, conduct a wide variety of programs and activities focused on conservation, restoration and management of Tennessee's vast diversity of natural resources. These activities include providing technical assistance and educational programs for governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, industrial and other private landowners and educational institutions, as well as managing statewide system of State Natural Areas and Scenic Rivers located throughout Tennessee.

Mission: State Parks: To preserve and protect, in perpetuity, unique examples of natural, cultural and scenic areas and provide a variety of safe quality outdoor experiences through a well-planned and professionally managed system of state parks.
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