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Be warned: Full-on excitement is waiting in Tennessee! Decide if you want intense action, a wilderness experience, an invigorating getaway or an easy family outing. Our waterways and trails have distinct personalities and experiences to offer.

If whitewater's your passion try Tennessee's premier rafting river, the Ocoee, site of the 1996 Olympics and one of America's Top Ten Rivers, or the Cumberland in Big South Fork National Recreation Area, the Lower Nolichucky, Watauga and Holston rivers. You can kayak the four-mile paddle from Cane Hollow to the base of the 130-foot rush of Burgess Falls on Center Hill Lake or canoe Waynesboro's scenic Buffalo River with its quiet beauty. If a refreshing family is more your style, take in the cool water in Townsend in the Smoky Mountains. In Memphis, experience the Mighty Mississippi at Mud Island River Park, where education and water sports meet, or relax in the undisturbed headwaters and forests of the serene Wolf River. Whatever your favorite water sport, Tennessee has plenty to offer.

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Adventure Bound Camping Resort Gatlinburg
"Welcome to Adventure Bound Gatlinburg, our family-owned Gatlinburg, Tennessee campground. Camping in the Smokies has never been more enjoyable than this; a secluded mountain hideaway that is only a short trip from the hustle-bustle of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge attractions, shopping, and restaurants. Here, we like to stretch the traditional idea of a Gatlinburg campground to put our guests in ...more

City:  Gatlinburg, TN
Phone:  8654365653

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Adventures Unlimited
"A full service Adventure Resort, Adventures Unlimited offers world class Adventures on the Ocoee River and Hiwassee River. Experience some of the best whitewater river rafting in East Tennessee with one of the country's premier white water rafting companies. Reliable water and exciting whitewater guarantee a fantastic adventure while knowledgeable guides and friendly staff makes sure your adventure is as ...more

City:  Ocoee, TN
Phone:  800-662-0667

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Agency Creek Campground
"Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Agency Creek campground offers everything you could want during your visit to Decatur. Enjoy covered boat slips, camping, swimming, fishing, playground, and bathrooms with shower. The environment is family oriented and the surroundings are beautiful. Treat yourself to hours of fishing, swimming and river recreation. This is truly the place to stay ...more

City:  Decatur, TN
Phone:  423-334-0927

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Anchor Inn Marina
"Thirty-two camp sites on the Tennessee river. Surrounded by water on 3 sides. Electric hook ups, water, shower house, and dumping ...more

City:  New Johnsonville, TN
Phone:  931-535-2995

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Anderson Road Recreation Area
"Fee. Open May 15 - September ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  877-444-6777

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Andersonville Marina
"Located on beautiful Norris Lake approx. 20 miles north of Knoxville. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty and adventure of East ...more

City:  Andersonville, TN
Phone:  866-510-8868

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Arrowhead Resort
"Located on Watts Bar Lake. Family owned and operated. Modern facilities, docking, boat ...more

City:  Spring City, TN
Phone:  423-365-6484

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B & B Marina and Campground

City:  Charleston, TN
Phone:  423-336-2341

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Bald River Falls
"Cascading over 100 feet onto the rocks below, you can view these falls from your car or hike above the falls through the Bald River ...more

City:  Tellico Plains, TN
Phone:  423-253-8400

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Barton Springs Recreation Area
"Sixty-seven campsites; 40 with water and 50 amp electric. Swimming beach, picnic pavilion, hot showers and resident ...more

City:  Guntersville, TN
Phone:  931-857-3777

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Bayside Marina & Resort
"Lakefront motel and cabins, sleeping 2 - 8 persons, covered slips, houseboat, pontoon, bass and fishing boat ...more

City:  Ten Mile, TN
Phone:  (865) 376-7031

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Beach Island Resort and Marina
"Beach Island Resort and Marina can cater to all of your Norris Lake Vacation and recreation needs. We offer 7-bedroom, 80-foot luxury houseboat rentals, as well as pontoon and ski boat rentals. Full-hookup RV sites, secluded cabins, and up to 100-foot long boat slips are available and just a short walk to the marina, Bubba Brew's Sports Pub ...more

City:  Maynardville, TN
Phone:  (865) 992-3091

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Beaver Dam Creek Marina
"Marina, lakeside grill, boat and slip rental, gas, bait, tackle, beer, soda, ice. One- and two-bedroom efficiencies ...more

City:  Camden, TN
Phone:  (731) 584-3963

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Beech Bend Campground
"Beech Bend Campground is a quiet place to get away from it all. We are located five miles east of Parsons on the beautiful Tennessee River. 76 campsites, 2 playgrounds, boat rental, clean restrooms, full hookups and a dump ...more

City:  Decaturville, TN
Phone:  731-847-4252

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Beech Lake Family Camping Resort
"Enjoy camping, fishing, water sports and beautiful scenery just halfway between Memphis and ...more

City:  Lexington, TN
Phone:  731-968-9542

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Duck River Blueway
"The scenic Duck River Blueway has something for everyone, waterwise. It features the only Class II rapid on the lower part of the river, several series of fast running shoals, numerous islands, historic features, and a great abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes open for great blue herons, belted kingfishers, numerous warblers in summer, minks, muskrats and river otters. In ...more

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French Broad River & Blueway
"One of only two rivers that flows north, it’s also the world’s third-oldest river, behind the Nile and New Rivers. The French Broad flows for 210 miles through Asheville, North Carolina, into Tennessee, then into the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. In Cocke County, Tennessee, the French Broad River receives the waters of both the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky ...more

Phone:  (828) 252-8474

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Harpeth River Blueway
"As a joint endeavor between the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) and the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA), the vision of the Project is to promote recreational opportunities, safety and the preservation of natural and cultural features along the Harpeth River through the provision of canoe/kayak access sites and accompanying signage. The Harpeth River, 125 miles long with over 1000 miles ...more

City:  Franklin, TN
Phone:  (615) 790-9767

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Liberty Park & Marina
"Clarksville’s newest attraction is the Clarksville Marina at Liberty park. If you are an outdoor enthusiast or just like kicking back with a fishing pole, then this is a must visit location! The marina and park offer a fishing pond, dog park, playground, walking trails, multi-purpose sports fields and boat slips. If you are planning an event, ...more

City:  Clarksville, TN
Phone:  (931) 645-7476

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Norris Lake
"800 Miles of Shoreline, 34,000 acres, 22 marinas and resorts, 3 State Parks, 2 wildlife management areas, 14 different kinds of fish. These are just a few of the reason why Norris Lake is the ultimate waterway and the perfect vacation destination. This beautiful lake extends 56 miles up the Powell River and 72 miles up the Clinch River and is ...more

City:  Norris, TN

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Tennessee River Blueway
"The Tennessee River Blueway was formed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the 1930s and designated as a river trail in 2002. The blueway extends from Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, flowing 48 miles west through the Tennessee River Gorge to Nickajack Dam in neighboring Marion County. It provides opportunities for canoeists and kayakers to take day trips or camp ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  (423) 751-0011

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Tennessee River Gorge
"The only large river canyon bordering a mid-sized city, the Tennessee River Gorge is a unique carving of the river through the Cumberland Plateau, encompassing 27,000 acres. Habitats for more than a thousand varieties of plants, trees, grasses and flowers as well as a diversified wildlife population exist in this scenic terrain. The Gorge is referred to as "Tennessee's Grand Canyon," ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-266-0314

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Agency Creek Campground
"Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Agency Creek campground offers everything you could want during your visit to Decatur. Enjoy covered boat slips, camping, swimming, fishing, playground, and bathrooms with shower. The environment is family oriented and the surroundings are beautiful. Treat yourself to hours of fishing, swimming and river recreation. This is truly the place to stay ...more

City:  Decatur, TN
Phone:  423-334-0927

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Appalachian Caverns
"Offering an hour guided tour through beautiful formations and bridges. Historical site used during the Civil War as a hospital. Campsites available. Come visit with us and take a timeless stroll through the ever-changing caverns. Enjoy a picnic at our picnic area or camp in the campground. For the more adventurous, sign up for an Explorer Tour or Wild Tour ...more

City:  Blountville, TN
Phone:  423-323-2337

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Ashers Sparetime Hobbies & Bicycle Shop
"Pottery, Paintings, Collectibles, US, Tennessee & Confederate Flags, Wood Art, Fostoria, Model Train sets, Bicycles and ...more

City:  Monterey, TN
Phone:  931-839-7111

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Bald River Falls
"Cascading over 100 feet onto the rocks below, you can view these falls from your car or hike above the falls through the Bald River ...more

City:  Tellico Plains, TN
Phone:  423-253-8400

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Beech Bend Campground
"Beech Bend Campground is a quiet place to get away from it all. We are located five miles east of Parsons on the beautiful Tennessee River. 76 campsites, 2 playgrounds, boat rental, clean restrooms, full hookups and a dump ...more

City:  Decaturville, TN
Phone:  731-847-4252

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Big Creek Stables and Outpost at Grassy Fork
"Join us at our secluded creek side retreat nestled in the east Tennessee mountains, bordering the Cherokee National Forest and adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy crisp fresh air in a quiet and serene setting. Relax on the front porch of one of our cabins and listen to the nearby creek or the peaceful sound of the ...more

City:  Hartford, TN
Phone:  423-487-5742

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Big Frog Expeditions
"Whitewater rafting specialists on the Ocoee River in East Tennessee. Located in the Cherokee National Forest and just 40 minutes away from Chattanooga, the Ocoee River offers some of America's most renowned stretches of class III and IV whitewater! With three different trips to chose from, rafting on the Ocoee is a perfect adventure for the first time ...more

City:  Benton, TN
Phone:  (877) 776-2633

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Big Hill Pond State Park
"With its railroad and Civil War history and 5,000 acres of magnificent timberland and hardwood bottom lands of Cypress Creek and the Tuscumbia River, Big Hill Pond has features of interest to both history buffs and nature lovers. Close to the sites of battles at Davis Bridge and Youngs Bridge engagement where the Confederate Army, withdrawing from Corinth, MS, extricated itself ...more

City:  Pocahontas, TN
Phone:  731-645-7967

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Big Ridge State Park
"This heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the southern shore of Norris Lake. One of five demonstration parks developed by the Tennessee Valley Authority in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park is named for the rugged, rocky line of ridges that touches at least three counties and is bisected by the Clinch River. ...more

City:  Maynardville, TN
Phone:  800-471-5305

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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
"The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River passes through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide range of natural and historic features while offering a wide variety of recreational ...more

City:  Oneida, TN
Phone:  423-286-7275

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Birdsong Resort, Marina & Lakeside RV & Tent Campground
"Boat rentals, bait and tackle, cottages, campground, guide service, guided lake tours and freshwater pearl farm tours by ...more

City:  Camden, TN
Phone:  731-584-7880

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Blackberry Farm and Farmhouse Spa
"On a 4,200-acre estate in the foothills of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is one of the South's most celebrated country inns. Those in the know commend its exquisite location, first-rate service and delicious food. (The inn produces its own cheese, eggs, honey, vegetables and fruit for its guests.) The property's two ponds and stream beckon anglers who travel here ...more

City:  Walland, TN
Phone:  800-273-6004

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Booker T. Washington State Park
"Officially established as one of two recreational parks for African Americans (the other was T.O. Fuller park in Memphis), Booker T. Washington State Park served all of East Tennessee as well as Middle Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and other outlying areas. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 3459 began clearing the land in 1937. The next year, Company 4497, a group ...more

City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-894-4955

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Buck Bald
"Bald Mountain, with a 360-degree-view of three states. Picnic area, hiking, biking, photography. No restrooms. Visit website for more ...more

City:  Coker Creek, TN
Phone:  423-261-2286

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Buffalo River Trail Ride
"Campsites with or without electrical hook-ups, modern bath houses and miles of picturesque trails. Relaxing, peaceful camping and ...more

City:  Waynesboro, TN
Phone:  877-654-3164

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A Tennessee Guest Ranch
"Hidden in the hills of Sequatchie Valley just outside of Chattanooga, The Tennessee Dude & Guest Ranch offers guests an equine experience unlike any other. Immerse yourself in a horse lover's paradise as you spend your days learning about horses and improving your equestrian skills in the foothills of Tennessee. Meet your horse when you check in, for this will ...more

City:  Dunlap, TN
Phone:  (423) 554-4677

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Adventure Park at Five Oaks
"This beautiful 70-acre nature park is located conveniently across from the famous Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall. We offer horseback riding, zipline tours by day or night, fishing, ecotours on horseback or on foot, birthday parties and more! Our very experienced staff will show you beautiful trails as you relax and enjoy. We have ziplines in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and ...more

City:  Sevierville, TN
Phone:  865-453-8644

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Airpark Equestrian Stables
"Welcome to a equestrian community designed for people who expect nothing but the best for their homes and their horses. Surrounded by natural Tennessee beauty, Big South Fork Airpark is a rural yet sophisticated community designed where rustic elegance complements the equestrian lifestyle. Enjoy 450 acres of BSF Airpark trails immediately adjacent to 180 miles of trails in the Big ...more

City:  Oneida, TN
Phone:  (423) 286-3176

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Anderson Road Recreation Area
"Fee. Open May 15 - September ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  877-444-6777

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Apple Valley Stables
"A 45-minute horseback tour of the local foothills with a guide for $17 per ...more

City:  Walland, TN
Phone:  888-785-2708

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Avans Farm Retreat
"Avans Farm is a place where you can escape your hectic city life and enjoy a taste of country living for a day or even a few days. It can be a retreat or Bed & Breakfast -- you choose! It's a great place for - * Bed & Breakfast Stay * ...more

City:  Brush Creek, TN
Phone:  615-815-1304

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Bald River Falls
"Cascading over 100 feet onto the rocks below, you can view these falls from your car or hike above the falls through the Bald River ...more

City:  Tellico Plains, TN
Phone:  423-253-8400

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Big Creek Stables and Outpost at Grassy Fork
"Join us at our secluded creek side retreat nestled in the east Tennessee mountains, bordering the Cherokee National Forest and adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy crisp fresh air in a quiet and serene setting. Relax on the front porch of one of our cabins and listen to the nearby creek or the peaceful sound of the ...more

City:  Hartford, TN
Phone:  423-487-5742

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Big Frog Expeditions
"Whitewater rafting specialists on the Ocoee River in East Tennessee. Located in the Cherokee National Forest and just 40 minutes away from Chattanooga, the Ocoee River offers some of America's most renowned stretches of class III and IV whitewater! With three different trips to chose from, rafting on the Ocoee is a perfect adventure for the first time ...more

City:  Benton, TN
Phone:  (877) 776-2633

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Big Hill Pond State Park
"With its railroad and Civil War history and 5,000 acres of magnificent timberland and hardwood bottom lands of Cypress Creek and the Tuscumbia River, Big Hill Pond has features of interest to both history buffs and nature lovers. Close to the sites of battles at Davis Bridge and Youngs Bridge engagement where the Confederate Army, withdrawing from Corinth, MS, extricated itself ...more

City:  Pocahontas, TN
Phone:  731-645-7967

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Big South Fork Lodge & Horse Campground
"<p>Located on the Cumberland Valley Trail Head, ride from the camp directly into the Big South Fork Park. Ride hundreds or miles of trails that are well maintained and lead to overlooks, caves, rivers, bridges and many more surprises. Campsites, stalls, motel rooms, large group rooms with kitchens, cabins and The Hitching Post General Store (tack, groceries, permits, maps, ...more

City:  Jamestown, TN
Phone:  (931) 879-4230

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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
"The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River passes through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide range of natural and historic features while offering a wide variety of recreational ...more

City:  Oneida, TN
Phone:  423-286-7275

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Birdsong Resort, Marina & Lakeside RV & Tent Campground
"Boat rentals, bait and tackle, cottages, campground, guide service, guided lake tours and freshwater pearl farm tours by ...more

City:  Camden, TN
Phone:  731-584-7880

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Birdsong Trail Ride, Inc.
"See what nature has to offer from a view in the saddle. Hills, valleys, creeks, deer, turkey and ...more

City:  Camden, TN
Phone:  731-584-9206

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Blackberry Farm and Farmhouse Spa
"On a 4,200-acre estate in the foothills of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is one of the South's most celebrated country inns. Those in the know commend its exquisite location, first-rate service and delicious food. (The inn produces its own cheese, eggs, honey, vegetables and fruit for its guests.) The property's two ponds and stream beckon anglers who travel here ...more

City:  Walland, TN
Phone:  800-273-6004

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A Walk in the Woods
"Treat yourself to the full Smoky Mountain experience with a Walk in the Woods. Experienced and knowledgeable, the guides at a Walk in the Woods will guide you to the incredible vistas, gentle cascades, waterfalls, majestic ancient forests, clear mountain streams, old home sites, graveyards and hidden trails for which the Smokies are known. When planning for a trip with ...more

City:  Gatlinburg, TN
Phone:  865-436-8283

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Agency Creek Campground
"Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Agency Creek campground offers everything you could want during your visit to Decatur. Enjoy covered boat slips, camping, swimming, fishing, playground, and bathrooms with shower. The environment is family oriented and the surroundings are beautiful. Treat yourself to hours of fishing, swimming and river recreation. This is truly the place to stay ...more

City:  Decatur, TN
Phone:  423-334-0927

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Anderson Road Recreation Area
"Fee. Open May 15 - September ...more

City:  Nashville, TN
Phone:  877-444-6777

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Appalachian Caverns
"Offering an hour guided tour through beautiful formations and bridges. Historical site used during the Civil War as a hospital. Campsites available. Come visit with us and take a timeless stroll through the ever-changing caverns. Enjoy a picnic at our picnic area or camp in the campground. For the more adventurous, sign up for an Explorer Tour or Wild Tour ...more

City:  Blountville, TN
Phone:  423-323-2337

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Appalachian Caverns and Campground
"Offering an hour guided tour through beautiful formations and bridges. Historical site used during the Civil War as a hospital. Campsites and picnic areas are ...more

City:  Blountville, TN
Phone:  (423) 323-2337

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail
"Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers access to the Tennessee portion of the Appalachian Trail, or "AT," a favorite of hikers the world over. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with more than 70 miles of crestline Trail, features the highest elevations of the entire footpath, well above six thousand feet. Clingman's Dome is the highest point on the entire ...more

City:  Gatlinburg, TN
Phone:  (865) 436-1200

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Bacon Ridge Trail
"A 3.4-mile trail and outdoor classroom. Describes forest management activities and land-use history. Self-guided ...more

City:  Kingston, TN
Phone:  865-376-6185

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Baker's Bluff
"One of the most scenic views along the Natchez Trace overlooking the Duck River and fertile farmland typical of this ...more

City:  Shady Grove, TN
Phone:  931-729-5774

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Bald River Falls
"Cascading over 100 feet onto the rocks below, you can view these falls from your car or hike above the falls through the Bald River ...more

City:  Tellico Plains, TN
Phone:  423-253-8400

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Bandy Creek Campground
"The free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries pass through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide range of natural and historic features. The area offers a broad range of recreational ...more

City:  Oneida, TN
Phone:  877-444-6777

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Bartram Trail
"The Bartram Trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail by the National Trails System Act of 1968. The trail is blazed in a yellow, vertically oriented rectangle in North Carolina and a yellow diamond in Georgia. It crosses over some of the most scenic mountains of North Carolina and Georgia, with many side trails, blazed in a blue vertically ...more

City:  Highlands, TN

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Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
"Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3500-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. The park features a picturesque 44-acre lake, a nature center with a state-of-the-art planetarium theater, adventure ropes course including a 300-foot zip line, and animal habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles. Bays Mountain Park & ...more

City:  Kingsport, TN
Phone:  (423) 229-9447

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Beaman Park and Nature Center
"Beaman Park preserves and protects the natural, historical, cultural and recreational features of the area in and around Beaman Park. The park hosts monthly interpretive hikes, which meet at the Creekside Trailhead, and has many wildflower plantings. This wild and rugged land is a unique treasure in Nashville's park system. The area was once known as Paradise Ridge, and while the ...more

City:  Ashland City, TN
Phone:  615-862-8580

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Bed and Breakfast Todd Farm
"The perfect place for peace and quiet and total relaxation of the country and the elegance of the city. Located midway between Memphis and Nashville just off Interstate 40 in the gentle rolling hills of West Tennessee and Carrol County. The Bed and Breakfast at Todd Farm offers facilities and food for all sorts of events. Check out our rooms ...more

City:  Cedar Grove, TN
Phone:  (731) 987-3730

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Beech Bend Campground
"Beech Bend Campground is a quiet place to get away from it all. We are located five miles east of Parsons on the beautiful Tennessee River. 76 campsites, 2 playgrounds, boat rental, clean restrooms, full hookups and a dump ...more

City:  Decaturville, TN
Phone:  731-847-4252

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Date: Apr 19, 2014
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Location: Rock Island, TN

Date: Apr 18, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014
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Location: Lookout Mountain, TN

Date: Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014
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