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Next Generation of TN State Parks Pocket Ranger App® Now Available

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 07:57am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks, along with ParksbyNature, is excited to announce the Next Generation of the Tennessee State Parks Pocket Ranger® app is now available.

This free app, introduced in 2013, has received new updates based upon user comments and suggestions. Available for the iPhone, Android and Amazon’s Kindle Fire users, the Pocket Ranger® is the ultimate interactive outdoor guide exploring Tennessee’s state parks.

The updated app includes a new user interface, photo galleries for each park, an iPad format and a new Amazon Kindle Fire app platform. The app also includes an Explore feature, allowing users to search by location, activities, category and site name.

The Pocket Ranger® still has previous features such as photo and video sharing, GPS tours, real-time event calendar, advanced GPS mapping features, educational information, amenities, maps and directions.

In addition to Tennessee’s state parks, the free mobile app includes interactive information on Tennessee’s historic sites, state park golf courses and campgrounds. The Pocket Ranger® app is designed to provide everything a visitor would need to become familiar with a property, including contacts, directions, available amenities, maps, events and links to important numbers and services.  Information is updated regularly and users can search by GPS location or a desired activity to find nearby locations for hiking, camping, boating, birding, golfing and more. GPS maps can be cached in advance to ensure that navigation remains possible in the event of lost mobile reception or limited access. 

The free mobile app can be found by visiting or   

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, offering a variety of recreational, lodging and dining choices. For more information about Tennessee State Parks, visit or connect via Facebook or Twitter.


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