The purpose of Friends of Long Hunter State Park is to help protect and improve the park environment for those who use it; and to support the park staff in its preservation and educational efforts.

We encourage you to join us in our efforts to assist Long Hunter State Park by becoming a member of our organization.

The support given through Yearly Membership Dues, Sponsors, and donations assist in many worthy causes. Your contributions are an investment in the future of Long Hunter State Park.

Upcoming Events

We offer many events throughout the year. We also have a full events calendar. The following is a short list of upcoming events:

12th Annual John Stuart Fishing For Kids Event

Saturday, September 20 at 7:00am

This annual event for kids takes place at the Couchville Lake fishing pier in Area 2. Kids are welcome to attend and join the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Smyrna as they learn how to fish. Fishing equipment will be provided. Logan's of Smyrna will provide burgers, hot dogs, chips and water for participants. Adult volunteers are also welcome to help with the kids.

Tree ID Hike

Sunday, September 21 at 4:00pm

Tomorrow is the first day of autumn, so let's hit the trail and check out some of the unique trees of Long Hunter State Park! Join Naturalist Jason Allen on the Inland Trail as we take an up-close look at Persimmon, Sassafras, Pawpaw, and other species. This area is also home to a wide variety of hickory trees, including Shagbark, Mockernut and Pignut. In addition, we'll keep an eye out for other interesting flora and fauna. This will be an easy, slow-paced one-mile hike. No pets, please. Meet at the Inland Trail parking lot in Area 4.

Location: Inland Trail, Hermitage, TN 37076, USA

Flat Rock Cedar Glade Hike

Saturday, September 27 at 10:00am

This hike - sponsored by the Tennessee Natural Areas Program - will visit one of Middle Tennessee’s premier glade ecosystems located near Murfreesboro. The 3.5-mile hike will explore this state natural area and its unique geology and soil type. Bring lunch, water, insect repellent, long pants, steady footwear, and be prepared for lots of sunshine. RSVP required; contact Forrest Evans at forrest.evans@tn.gov by Sept. 26th and include your contact info in case of cancellation due to weather. For more info about Flat Rock and directions to the site, go to http://tn.gov/environment/natural-areas/natural-areas/flatrock/


A lot of support we receive comes from not only members within the Friends group, but also sponsors of local businesses throughout the community who have a love for Long Hunter State Park. If you are interested in sponsoring us, please visit our sponsor page.

The following companies have sponsored the Friends of Long Hunter State Park:

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Inc.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Inc.

The NASBA served as an association dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of the country’s 55 state boards of accountancy for more than 100 years.

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