Public invited to give ideas on Tennessee state park plans

Public invited to give ideas on Tennessee state park plans

September 24th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Tennessee State Park Ranger and historical re-enactor Luke Mason rolls up his sleeves in a replica cabin at the Cherokee Heritage Festival at Red Clay State Park on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Cleveland, Tenn. The festival marks the first time since 1838 that the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes have met at the park.

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

The public is invited to comment on plans for improvements at Tennessee State Parks at a series of meetings in the region.

The parks system will hold meetings at the following times and locations for parks :

* Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park: 6 p.m. Thursday at the park office/visitors ceter, 404 Spring Creek Road, Delano

* Old Stone Fort State Archaeologicial Park: 5-6 p.m. Thursday at the park office/museum, 732 Stone Fort Drive, Manchester

* Red Clay State Historic Park: Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m. at the park office/museum, 1140 Red Clay Park Road SW, Cleveland

* Cumberland Mountain State Park: 5-6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the recreation lodge, 24 Office Drive, Crossville

* Fort Loudoun State Historic Park, 4 p.m. Oct/ 4 at the visitors center, 338 Fort Loudoun Road, Vonore.

Public comments on the proposed plans will be accepted 30 days from the date of each park's meeting. Comments can be submitted online at

The current and proposed plans for each park can be viewed at

Meeting information is also listed on our website at