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:

Eighth Annual Long Hunter Mega-Hike

Saturday, October 25 at 7:00am

Join us once again as we attempt to hike all of Long Hunter's trails - 26 miles - in a single day. Whether you hike only a couple of miles or all 26 miles, the objective is to have fun, enjoy the fall foliage, and experience the wide variety of habitats Long Hunter has to offer. Please bring water, lunch, snacks, and good hiking shoes. Those who complete all 26 miles will receive a special certificate of merit. Please meet at the Couchville Lake parking lot in Area 2. Sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park. For more details, go to http://tn-nature.blogspot.com/2013/09/seventh-annual-long-hunter-mega-hike-26.html or call the park office at 615-885-2422.

Halloween Hunt 5-Mile Run

Saturday, October 25 at 11:00am

This event is part of the 35th Annual Tennessee State Parks Running Tour. This race will include two laps around Couchville Lake. Awards will be presented in five age categories and there will also be a Halloween costume contest. Early registrants will receive a t-shirt. For more info, go to http://frostbiterc.org/Halloween_Hunt.html or call 615-390-6977.

Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting

Saturday, November 1 at 9:00am

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:

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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