Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation leaders were recently praised for a year of significant strides in capital projects at Tennessee State Parks in 2020 despite the covid-19 pandemic, with even greater expectations for the parks in 2021.
According to a press release, capital projects in state parks last year represented an overall investment totaling approximately $184 million dollars.
Among the projects include a 117 room lodge at Montgomery Bell State Park, renovations of the lodge at Pickwick Landing State Park, and a visitors center at Fall Creek Falls State Park.
In addition a two-story visitors center and new 6,381-square-foot restaurant at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill.
Tennessee state parks offer recreational opportunities for people across the state, with 56 unique parks.
The parks offer hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, biking, and camping as well as interpretive programs. Eight of the parks feature golf courses.