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 Event Calendar. The following is a short list of upcoming events:

Couchville Spring Bioblitz

Saturday, May 28 at 9:00am

Join the Tennessee Natural Heritage Staff for a bioblitz of this newly expanded natural area! We'll attempt to catalogue as many organisms as possible. No formal taxonomic or scientific training is needed. Free, but RSVP required.

Contact: Loretha Legette by phone (615-532-0431)
Email: loretha.legette@tn.gov
More info at: https://tn.gov/assets/entities/environment/attachments/na_events-2016.pdf

Nature Loop Hike

Tuesday, May 31 at 2:00pm

Come learn about Cedar Glades, Sinkholes and other Karst terms on this short ¼ mile hike. Meet at Area 2.

Things That Go Tweet in the Night

Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pm

We’ll hike a one-mile loop and listen to the birds in Couchville Cedar Glade as the day shift ends and the night shift begins. We hope to hear and see Prairie Warblers, Eastern Towhees, Yellow-breasted Chats, Whip-poor-wills, Chuck-will's-widows, Common Nighthawks and more. Don’t forget your binoculars! Meet the Ranger in the Couchville Glade parking lot on S. Mt. Juliet Rd.

*** Special Fee-Based Night Programs:
Are you curious about nature at night? So are we! Join a Park Ranger for the following special after hours program to discover the park as the sun goes down. These unique offerings require an advance registration and a fee to participate. Space is limited. Please call 615.885.6935 to reserve your spot. Individuals: $3. Families: $5.

Location: Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area, Tyler Sykes Trail, Hermitage, TN 37076, USA


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.

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