54 Tennessee State Parks Ride Collaborative

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Liberia, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Liberia

    Liberia Fortunate

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    Inmates,

    I plan to take a ride to Burgess Falls State Park this Saturday, October 20th. I'd like to leave mid-morning if possble. If you would like to join me send me a PM or reply to this thread.

    I'll leave from Murfreesboro and likely take the following route (backroads to the greatest extent possible):

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  2. TMANinETN

    TMANinETN n00b

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    I'll try to participate in this. I've visited and camped or fished at several of the East Tn area state parks over the years. The ocoee/hiwassee is one of my favorites. Most of my riding is in the GSMNP, tellico and the rural backroads around here but I will make an effort to take some picts as I visit the state parks in the future.
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  3. Liberia

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    It sounds like you have plenty of knowledge of the parks in your area and some of the things that the Inmates would like to know (secret fishing holes) :D.

    Some of the best parks in Tennessee are in your neck of the woods. So it's great to have you onboard. When you know you're going to a park, post the park and date on here and I'll add you to the list.
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  4. dickc

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  5. Liberia

    Liberia Fortunate

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    Sounds like you had a great ride. Bonus that your wife likes to ride as well. I need to visit Land Between the Lakes one weekend.

    Sounds like you and Andy rode in some difficult weather. Didn't mean for you to risk life and limb....but the report was good.

    Thanks.
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  6. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    Great idea!!! :lurk
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  7. 8trackmind

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    The window of opportunity to do this has swung open.Tomorrow morning. (10/21/12)
    I don't think we'll have time for Shiloh though.
    If anyone wants to tag along, PM me or reply to this thread.
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  8. aldntn

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    Liberia, took a spontaneous trip to Cedars of Lebanon Park today. Will write it up in a few days
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  9. 8trackmind

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  10. Liberia

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    Thanks! I'm looking forward to it.
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  11. Liberia

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  12. Liberia

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    Aldntn put up a report on Cedars of Lebanon State Park at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=835999.

    Also, GMM pm'd me to say:

    "Earlier this year the park service came out with a TN State Park Passport book (like the federal park passport) were you get a stamp at each park visited."

    Might be fun to pick one up if you plan to visit several parks over the next few months.
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  13. Ddouble

    Ddouble Been here awhile

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    I really hope to participate in this eventually. I have visited many of the Middle Tennessee state parks over the past several years on my bike (the only way to fly down here). Although I am only a part time resident, the Tennessee parks are beautiful.

    One interesting thing to note about the South Cumberland unit is that it is composed of 10 different areas stretched over 4 counties. It would be a pretty good accomplishment to visit them all in a day. It is a very scenic area with some natural wonders inside of some great riding.

    I can also recommend Standing Stone Park, some more great riding. Clement Salvadori just published a report on Standing Stone Park and Middle Tennessee in "Rider" magazine.
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  14. Liberia

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    Tennessee does have some great State parks. I'm constantly amazed at how well they are kept up and the many amenities they provide. Several have cabins, hotels and golf courses. I've been to Fall Creek Falls more than any other. It's nice to begin seeing the others.

    I'll try to find the Rider Magazine article. It's nicer to have a destination to shoot for when I'm riding.

    I hope you get to make some rides and post reports. How often are you in Tennessee?
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  15. Ddouble

    Ddouble Been here awhile

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    I'm down here frequently - just about every month. Over the past several years, I have spent about half of my time working in Tullahoma (halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga). I have kept one or more bikes down here during that time and used much of my free time riding and exploring.

    I've been to Falls Creek Falls a few times, Rock Island, Tim's Ford is right down the road, Old Stone Fort too. A bunch of others too.

    Another really nice place is the Sgt. York homeplace. Definitely worth visiting.
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  16. 8trackmind

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    David Crockett State Park. 11/3/2012
    Might camp there, might camp in Hohenwald. PM me if there is any interest. :nod
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    in jasga, next time
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  18. aldntn

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    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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    And another one. Ride report here
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