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Tennessee destinations, parks and attractions

Are you going on a road trip to Tennessee, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?

Here are some of the top destinations in Tennessee and tips about visiting them

National parks and monuments in Tennessee

Tennessee State parks and historic sites

Tennessee Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Tennessee is a southern state with rolling hills and a moderate climate. The winters are cool, but not cold and summers are hot. The state receives about 51 inches (1,300 mm) of rain per year.

Tennessee Camping tips

Reservations for Tennessee State Parks camping may be made online or by calling the park. For camping, the entire cost of the stay plus taxes and reservation fee must be paid at the time of the reservation. Reservations for campsites and picnic shelters may be made up to one year prior to check-in.

RV Sites
RV sites are developed sites available for vehicles ranging in length from 20 to 100 feet. Most campsites maintain soft gravel or paved pads and are easily leveled Sites are equipped with water and electricity and many have sewer hookups. Most RV sites also allow a tent.

Tent Sites
Some parks offer tent-only sites. These sites may have electric hookups and many have campsite water or access to a nearby community water spigot.

Primitive Sites
These sites are for tent camping only and water and electrical hookups are not available. These sites are minimally developed.

Wrangler Sites
Chickasaw and Natchez Trace offer Wrangler Campgrounds, ideal for bringing your horse. The campgrounds accommodate RVs and horse trailers. Campsites include electric and water hookups and hitching lines.

Group Campsites
Group campsites are ideal for larger groups of campers. Amenities and campsite capacities vary at each park.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Tennessee.