Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park Holds Open House November 25

Monday, November 20, 2006 | 06:00pm


Nashville, Tenn. – The public is invited to attend an open house and holiday lighting ceremony at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will begin with the lighting of Pilot Knob at 6:00 p.m. where the spectacular view will be enhanced by the festive lights reflecting off the water. Other activities include tours of the museum, music, and pictures with Santa for a $3.00 fee. Proceeds from the pictures with Santa will help support the work of the not-for-profit Friends Group organization.

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park is located nine miles from Camden in Eva, Tenn. The park has a full-time ranger-naturalist who conducts regularly scheduled programs throughout the summer months and special programs on request the rest of the year. Programs include campfires, movies, slide shows, guided tours, demonstrations, and arts and crafts. Several interesting natural and cultural exhibits are featured at the park office. Pilot Knob houses the Tennessee River Folklife Interpretive Center and Museum, featuring the life, ways, and customs of folks on the Tennessee River.

To get there, take Interstate 40 to exit 126 and travel North on Highway 641 for 15 miles to Camden. Turn right on Highway 70 East at the traffic signal (do not take the 70 By-pass), and follow the signs to the park.

For more information, please call the park office at (731) 584-6356 or the museum at (731) 584-2128, or visit: .

For more information contact:

Tisha Calabrese-Benton
Office (865) 594-5442

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