Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tennessee State Parks: Free day on Veterans Day

In addition to the free admission being offered this Veterans Day to all public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service, all State Parks in Tennessee will be offering a free state park day for all Tennessee Veterans this Thursday

Earlier this week, Tennessee State Parks announced a new addition to its veterans’ discount policy, including a free state park day for all Tennessee Veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Passed by the General Assembly earlier this year, the new policy calls for a yearly, special state parks day to honor Tennessee’s resident veterans. Tennessee State Parks chose each Nov. 11 as that designated day, offering one free night of camping and complimentary greens fees for 18 holes of golf with appropriate identification. The new free day will go into effect this Veterans Day and will occur on Nov. 11 each year.

The new free day on Nov. 11 is in addition to Tennessee State Parks’ current veterans’ policy, which includes a camping discount within the state parks system and is available annually beginning November 1 through March 31, offering a 15 to 25 percent reduction off the standard nightly base rates (depending on the type of site chosen). This camping discount is available to Tennessee residents showing proof of prior military duty.

A special state park discount also is in place for active duty military personnel and members of the Tennessee National Guard. This year-round discount is given to all U.S. military – regardless of their branch of service or where they are stationed. Disabled Veterans also are eligible for the Tennessee State Parks year-round ADA discount that provides a 25 to 50 percent discount for campsites. For more information about Tennessee State Parks’ Veterans and military discounts, please click here.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

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