Tennessee's National Parks

Explore the Park Sites of the Volunteer State


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Home to 12 national parks, it’s no wonder Tennessee sees over eight million visitors to its parklands each year. From the allure of the Great Smokey Mountains, to its memorizing Civil War history, Tennessee’s famed parks offer an unmatched experience.

Adventurists enjoy the outdoor haven that is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering about everything an outdoor lover can dream up like hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, swimming and fishing, and so much more.

More outdoor fun is found in Cumberland Gap, Big South Fork, and of course along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

If you have to have history, Tennessee features of bevy of Civil War sites. Visit Fort Donelson, Stones River, Shiloh, and the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park – all of which are found in the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.