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Tennessee State Parks recognized as “Best” by Tennessee Magazine readers

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:49 am

10-23-14 2014-Oct-coverNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Several Tennessee State Parks were recently named “Best” by readers of The Tennessee Magazine.

In East Tennessee, Roan Mountain was named the best state park and Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park was named the best outdoor adventure for rafting the Ocoee. In Middle Tennessee, Fall Creek Falls State Park was named the best state park, the best camping spot, the best hiking trail, and the best outdoor adventure. In West Tennessee, Chickasaw State Park was named the best state park, the best camping spot, and the best hiking trail and Reelfoot Lake State Park was named the best outdoor adventure.

Hundreds of entries were submitted nominating the best food, attractions, and accommodations across the state. The ballot is divided into six categories – eats, destination and recreation, the arts, getaways, shopping and events. The annual statewide awards program seeks to determine the best Tennessee has to offer.

A complete list of winners, runners-up and an interactive map are available at

The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association is a trade group representing the interests of Tennessee’s 23 electric distribution cooperatives and the more than 2 million consumers they serve. The association publishes The Tennessee Magazine and provides legislative and support services to Tennessee’s electric cooperatives. With a circulation of more than 550,000, The Tennessee Magazine is the most widely circulated monthly publication in Tennessee.

Tennessee’s 55 state parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for individuals, families, or business and professional groups. State park features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses. There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state. For more information about Tennessee State Parks,