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:

Bryant’s Grove Hike

Friday, May 29 at 9:00am

Though this trail is our flattest, it is not a hike for the faint of heart! This is a four mile, one-way trail, so we will be walking eight miles total. We will be meeting at the trailhead in Area 2, right beside the playground. Walking the first four miles to our swim beach will take about 2 hours, & we will spend an hour there to picnic and swim. Our return trip to our cars will be as a group at about noon. Bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a sack lunch, and your curiosity.

Campfire Cookout

Saturday, May 30 at 7:30pm

A Long Hunter favorite, campfire cookouts are free and open to the public just like any other program. We will be in Group Camp 2, located down the gravel road next to our office building. Please feel free to bring and share snacks and goodies to roast over the fire. We will be playing some games as well. Don’t forget your insect repellant!

Full Moon Canoeing

Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00pm

Come watch the sun set over Couchville Lake. You’ll need to register for this one by calling our office at (615) 885-6935. Everyone should arrive at 7 o’clock, with a light source, for a safety meeting and wildlife information. Ages 14 and above.

Location: Couchville Lake 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.

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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