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.


Friends Holiday Luncheon

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The Friends of Long Hunter State Park would like to invite you to attend a holiday luncheon following the Monthly Member Meeting Saturday, December 5th at 10am! The celebration will begin at Noon.

The Board will be providing luncheon finger foods, drinks and service ware. We invite you to join us in bringing your favorite finger food dish to share.

Be aware there isn't a device to warm/heat your dish but there will be a cooler provided.  Please bring item in a stackable container if it needs chilled.

Back by popular demand, we are holding the White Elephant gift exchange this year. What is a white elephant you ask? It is something from around your house that you no longer want or need and is valued between $10-20 MAX. It's a most excellent time to regift that odd present you got from your Auntie last year. We will never forget how popular those machetes were last year!?

Door Prizes too!

Please join us to celebrate the season, meet old friends and make new friends that support Long Hunter State Park.

In the event of inclement weather and there is a cancellation, we will reach out via your email RSVP.

Please RSVP to president@friendsoflonghunter.com by Wednesday December 2nd.

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:

Fall Harvest Hike

Friday, November 27 at 11:00am

As part of Tennessee State Parks’ After Thanksgiving Hike series, we are participating in REI’s #OptOutside on Black Friday. Leave the shopping for another day and bring the family on a two-mile walk around Couchville Lake! We will discuss some of the edible and medicinal plants that our ancestors used. Bring along a favorite cup and we will provide the tea to enjoy on the hike.

Location: Couchville Lake Trail, Hermitage, TN 37076, USA

It’s Migration Time!

Saturday, November 28 at 7:30am

Park Rangers will provide a spotting scope to take a closer look at southbound shorebirds and waterfowl. Look for us along the lakeshore in Area 2.

Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting

Saturday, December 5 at 10:00am

Join the Friends of Long Hunter State Park group as they discuss park activities and plan for the future. This is your chance to become involved, make new friends, and be a part of all the exciting things happening at the park! The meetings are open to everyone. Meet inside the park office Nature Circle room.

Location: Long Hunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076


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:

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