Spring Hike & Book Signing – Saturday, 18 March 2017


Join us for the Spring Hike at Cedars of Lebanon State Park at 2:00 PM on Saturday, 18 March 2017.  We will hike the beautiful 2 mile Cedar Forest Trail to see what early bloomers are emerging. Meet at the first parking lot on the right past the Main Park Office.

This is a Ranger Guided Hike on a moderate trail with some elevation. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. No strollers, please.


Also, stop by the Nature Center on March 18 to meet Lori Jill Smith and Jane Banks Campbell, authors of the new book Tennessee State Parks, Postcard History Series. Lori and Jane will be signing purchased copies of their book beginning at 1:00 PM.

The story of Tennessee’s state parks began more than 80 years ago when New Deal agencies worked to rebuild portions of Tennessee’s eroded landscape. Along with these conservation measures, the state’s early parks were created through the development of recreational areas. The Tennessee Valley Authority built dams that contributed to recreational attractions, and the Division of State Parks was started in 1937. All of these efforts in addition to Tennessee’s natural beauty have resulted in 56 state parks. Through their postcard collections, the authors invite readers to discover each park’s special place in Tennessee’s history and landscape.

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Weed Wrangle @ CLSP – Saturday, 4 March 2017

clsp_weed_wrangle_-event WE NEED YOU at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on Saturday,  4 March 2017. That’s the day volunteers from across the state  gather to help eradicate invasive plants in public spaces. Join the Park Rangers at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to help remove invasive exotic plants.

Tennessee Promise Scholars are welcome!

Meet at the Nature Center at 9:00 am, and please wear clothing & shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We will be pulling and cutting plants in wooded or undeveloped areas. You can also bring gloves if you have them. Water and snacks will be provided by the Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

All volunteers please register here:

Register for the Weed Wrangle

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Friends Group Meeting – Saturday, 4 March 2017

Greetings Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park & Guests,

meetingThe Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park meets bimonthly and our next meeting is Saturday, 4 March 2017 after  the Weed Wrangle. We will meet in Cabin 13 to plan and organize our efforts for 2017 events, and discuss some exciting prospects for potential park projects. If you love our Cedar Forest and want to help make it even better for current and future generations, please join us.

Directions to Cabin 13:

focol_cabin13_20141018-DSCN2040Once you enter the park through the main entrance continue on past the park office on your right. When you come to the split in the road, bear to the right on W.P.A. Road. You will cross three speed bumps, then come to a gravel drive on your left (just before the playground on your left… if you cross the bridge you’ve gone too far). Turn left on the gravel drive and #13 will be the first cabin on your right.

We hope to see you there!

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