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:

Nighttime Canoeing

Friday, August 28 at 7:00pm

As the sun sets tonight, the moon will be rising. Enjoy our last late night canoeing expedition of the summer. Register by calling our office at 615-885-2422 or visiting it in Area 1 of the park. This program is $5 and for those ages 14 and above. Life jackets are provided. Meet at the canoes in Area 2 in front of Couchville Lake.

Volunteer Trail at Baker’s Grove

Saturday, August 29 at 9:00am

This scenic trail is located off of Hobson Pike, and is a gorgeous four mile hike with some elevation. Friendly dogs on leashes welcome. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Location: Volunteer Trail, Hermitage, TN, United States

12th Annual Lost Loon Triathlon

Sunday, August 30 at 9:30am

The Lost Loon Triathlon has become an annual tradition at Long Hunter State Park. The event, which takes place in and around Couchville Lake, features nine miles of biking, two miles of canoeing, and four miles of running/walking. The public is invited to attend as spectators. To register for the event or to volunteer or to get more info, please visit http://www.lostloons.com


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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