National Parks

Conservation wonderlands, Tennessee’s national parks offer endless opportunities to explore the natural beauty and appreciate the area’s significance in beauty, history and heritage.

Our national parks and historic sites are nothing short of amazing. See stunning Appalachian scenery. Pay respects to those who lived before us in Tennessee.

Visit the first national military park, Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park, which honors Civil War soldiers who fought in the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. Remember the struggle and survival of the Cherokee people in a journey to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Learn about the life of President Andrew Johnson.


Visit some of the world’s most stunning forests. Step back in time to appreciate churches, cabins, farmhouses and barns of the Southern Appalachian people who settled the region in the late 1700s. Choose a hike from 800 miles of trails. Spend time with some of the oldest mountains on earth in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Chase 45 miles of free-flowing streams around Obed Wild & Scenic River, some of the most rugged scenery in the region.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smoky Mountains National ParkGatlinburg Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Big South Fork National River and Recreation AreaOneida Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Cumberland Gap National Historical ParkCumberland Gap Obed Wild & Scenic River Obed Wild & Scenic RiverWartburg Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge Lake Isom National Wildlife RefugeUnion City Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge Chickasaw National Wildlife RefugeRipley Shiloh National Military Park Shiloh National Military ParkShiloh Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Andrew Johnson National Historic SiteGreeneville Appalachian National Scenic Trail Appalachian National Scenic TrailGatlinburg
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