The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

Tennessee State Parks and Recreation

Tennessee has no national parks, but it has 30 State Parks, 13 State Forests, 1 State Memorial, 4 State Scenic Rivers, 1 State Fish Hatchery, 3 State Natural Areas, 5 State Wildlife Management Areas, 1 National Forest, 1 National Historic Site, 1 National Historic Park, 10 National Wildlife Refuges,and 7 wilderness areas.


State Parks

State Forests

State Memorial

  • Rockhouse State Memorial

State Scenic Rivers

State Fish Hatchery

State Natural Areas

State Wildlife Management Areas

National Forest

National Historic Site

  • National Historic Park

National Wildlife Refuges

Tennessee Wilderness Areas

There are seven wilderness areas in the state of Tennessee.

  • Bald River Gorge Wilderness
  • Big Frog Wilderness
  • Big Laurel Branch Wilderness
  • Citico Creek Wilderness
  • Cohutta Wilderness
  • Gee Creek Wilderness
  • Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness