Governor Haslam names Seven Islands as Tennessee's newest state park

Governor Haslam names Seven Islands as Tennessee's newest state park

October 9th, 2013 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Seven Islands State Birding Park

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is shown in this file photo.

Photo by Staff File Photo/Times Free Press.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge as a new state park.

Seven Islands State Birding Park will be the 56th state park in Tennessee.

"Our state parks offer residents and visitors unique ways to get outside and experience Tennessee, and Seven Islands is a great addition to our parks system," Haslam said. "Seven Islands is a special place in Knox County and East Tennessee, sitting along the migratory path of many bird species, and I am pleased that it will become Tennessee's first state birding park."

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