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Tennessee State Parks to Serve Traditional Easter Buffet

Friday, March 22, 2013 | 06:03am

Spend the Holiday with Family and Friends at One of

Eight State Parks Easter Sunday

NASHVILLE – Join Tennessee State Parks for a combination of great food and the great outdoors this Easter Sunday. All eight Tennessee State Parks’ restaurants will be open on Sunday, March 31, 2013, serving a traditional Easter Sunday Buffet.

Buffet selections and prices will vary from $12.95 to $15.95 (price does not include drink, tax or gratuity). Special prices for kids and seniors over 62 also are available. The Easter Buffet will begin at 11 a.m. and will remain open until closing at state park restaurants across Tennessee.

“We invite you and your family to spend this special holiday with Tennessee State Parks for a wonderful Easter meal,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill.  “Let us do the cooking this year, allowing more time to relax and enjoy the day with family and friends.”

Tennessee State Park restaurants serving the Easter Buffet include:

  • Cumberland Mountain State Park -- (931) 484-7186
  • David Crockett State Park (Lawrenceburg) -- (931) 762-9541
  • Fall Creek Falls State Park -- (423) 881-5241
  • Henry Horton State Park -- (931) 364-2222
  • Montgomery Bell State Park -- (615) 797-3101
  • Natchez Trace State Park -- (731) 968-8176
  • Paris Landing State Park -- (731) 642-4311
  • Pickwick Landing State Park -- (731) 689-3135

If you want to treat yourself or your family to an Easter weekend or an overnight stay, the following Tennessee State Parks’ inns are offering a variety of special packages from one- and two-night stays and featuring meals for two, along with other amenities.  Easter weekend packages range from $75 to $161.90 depending on the location and length of stay, excluding tax and gratuity.  For reservations or additional information, please contact the inn directly at: 

  • Fall Creek Falls State Park -- (800) 250-8610
  • Montgomery Bell State Park -- (800) 250-8613

Hill added that Tennessee State Parks will also host several special events around the Easter holiday, including Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park’s Nature Day hike and several family-friendly Easter egg hunts throughout the state.  Easter egg hunts are scheduled at Fort Pillow, T.O. Fuller, Rock Island, Standing Stone, Big Ridge and Fall Creek Falls state parks.  These and other upcoming state park events can be found by visiting the 2013 Tennessee State Parks’ event schedule at www.tnstateparks.com/events.

Tennessee's 54 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.  Celebrating its 75th Anniversary this past year, the Tennessee State Parks system was established through legislation in 1937. Today, 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. For more information about Tennessee State Parks, please visit www.tnstateparks.com or connect via Facebook or Twitter. For a free brochure about Tennessee State Parks, call 1-888-867-2757.

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