Tennessee has many locations that are perfect for nature lovers. This is the perfect time to go out and explore them. With so many State Parks in Tennessee now open, there's sure to be a few with incredible features to discover in the summer sun. 

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Price: Free

Address: 2009 Village Camp Rd., Spencer, TN

Why You Need To Go: This massive State Park has a swinging bridge that'll have anyone test their bravery. 

Laurel-Snow Natural State Area

Price: Free

Address: 1098 Pockett Wilderness Rd #100, Dayton, TN

Why You Need To Go: This 2,259-acre nature preserve is home is many nature trails, waterfalls and even pools of emerald green waters.

Roan Mountain State Park

Price: Free

Address: 527 Hwy. 143Roan MountainTN 

Why You Need To Go: Hiking through this State Park this summer will lead to mountain views along with pink and purple flowers.  

Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State Park

Price: Free

Address: GPS Coordinates

Why You Need To Go: This State Park is pretty clear on its best feature: the scenic mountain views, along with emerald pools of water. 

Northrup Falls Trail 

Price: Free

Address: 2552 Northrup Falls Rd., Jamestown, TN

Why You Need To Go: This short hike leads to a wonderful 70-foot waterfall. 

Cumberland Caverns

Price: Free

Address: 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd., McMinnville, TN

Why You Need To Go: A short hike will lead to a cave that has concert hall 333 feet below the Earth's surface

Burgess Falls State Park 

Price: Free

Address: 4000 Burgess Falls Dr., Sparta, TN

Why You Need To Go: This massive State Park will take travelers on a journey to four different waterfalls.

Foster Falls 

Price: Free

Address: 498 Foster Rd., SequatchieTN

Why You Need To Go: A short hike will lead nature lovers to waterfalls with clear waters. 

Sewanee Natural Bridge

Price: Free

Address: 591 Natural Bridge Rd., Sewanee, TN 

Why You Need To Go: Finding this 25-foot-high natural bridge will be a fun adventure for hikers of all skill levels.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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