Tennessee State Parks Appreciate Veterans
July 29, 2022 | Permalink
There are 431,274 veterans in the state of Tennessee, which makes up just over 8% of the population. To show our support for those individuals who have bravely served our country, Tennessee State Parks offers veteran discounts. We know getting outside is important to Tennessee veterans and their families and we are honored to connect them with even more affordable opportunities to explore our Tennessee State Parks.
A Tennessee veterans’ discount for camping within our state parks is available during the off-season, (December through February). The discount is 50% off our standard nightly base rates depending on the type of site chosen. Premium sites excluded. This camping discount is available to Tennessee residents showing proof of prior military duty. To receive the discount, reservations may be made no more than one year in advance of arrival. Reservations for holiday weeks may be made no more than 30 days in advance of arrival.
A 50% discount off camping and cabins fees will be extended to all Tennessee resident veterans with a 100% total service-connected disability for reservations made within 30 days of the intended stay.
Proof of Tennessee residency, veteran status, and/or percentage of service-connected disability must be secured with documentation:
- Tennessee residency: Tennessee driver's license, voter registration, or other valid identification with address.
- Veteran status: Certificate of Discharge (DD214), Veterans Benefits Administration benefit card, retired military card, or similar identification.
- 100% Service-Connected Disability: Certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the veteran’s percentage of service-connected disability.
In further celebration and support of our veterans, Tennessee State Parks offers a complimentary night of camping at all of our state parks on Veteran’s Day. This discount is offered yearly. Veterans can also receive a free green fee if they would like to enjoy a round of golf on Veterans Day at one of our 9 State Park golf courses.
Other Military Discounts
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.
Tennessee State Parks
Tennessee’s 56 state parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for all. There is something for everyone – hiking, biking, boating, golfing, and camping just to name a few! There is a State Park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, offering a variety of recreational, lodging and dining choices.
We want to thank our veterans, and we hope you enjoy visiting our parks!
Tennessee State Parks offers a variety of other resident discounts. Discounts cannot be combined.
Most discounts are available by phone, in person, or online at reserve.tnstateparks.com Some discounts are not available online, and will need to be made by phone or in person.