Tennessee is one of America’s most beautiful and popular travel destinations and this unique guidebook introduces readers to the fifty-six state parks scattered from the East Tennessee mountains to the Mississippi River on the state’s western border. It offers a complete recreation guide to the opportunities available in Tennessee parks and is the perfect guidebook for families, tourists, hikers, nature lovers, campers, anglers, history buffs, golfers, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Native Tennesseans and best-selling authors J.L. and Lin Stepp visited all fifty-six state parks in the state of Tennessee to create this distinctive and informative guidebook. In a format similar to their previous guide to Smoky Mountain hiking trails, The Afternoon Hiker, the book provides detailed descriptions of each state park along with a wealth of color photos. The guidebook focuses on introducing readers to the multitude of recreational opportunities and activities available in each park. Clear directions to parks are provided, along with details about amenities, practical tips, local insights, and suggestions for interesting things to do and see. The Stepps have compiled a remarkable portrait of the amazing diversity of Tennessee’s state parks, each one unique and fascinating in its own way. The book is organized into three regional sections so readers can easily locate and read about parks in the specific area they wish to visit. Indexes list the parks by state region and also alphabetically by name. Through the detailed and personal accounts portrayed, the book offers a joyous celebration of a unique and colorful state.