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:

Solar Eclipse: The Great American Solar Eclipse is Coming!

Saturday, August 19 at 4:00pm

The total eclipse of the sun on August 21st is being called the Great American Solar Eclipse. Join Ranger Rawlings for a brief history of eclipses and make a safe viewing device to use at home. Be eclipse ready today!

Location: Long Hunter State Park Office

Long Hunter Historical Series: Tools of the Trade: Long Hunter of the Eighteenth Century

Sunday, August 20 at 1:00pm

What is a “possibles bag” and other burning questions answered (but not near the powder horn) by our own resident long hunter. Be prepared for a potential flintlock demonstration by Ranger Blackwell. Meet behind the visitor’s center in Area 1 at 1 PM.

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing and Hike at Couchville Cedar Glade

Monday, August 21 at 11:30am

Couchville Glade falls within the “path of totality” where the moon will completely block the view of the sun for a short period of time. We'll start with an overview of the eclipse, followed by a viewing of the grand spectacle. We'll end with a hike of the natural area to discuss the cedar glade ecosystem and the plants found there. Participants should wear sturdy shoes, hat and regular sunglasses, and bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Certified glasses for safely viewing the eclipse will be provided. Trip leader David Adams is a Middle Tennessee ecologist for the state natural areas program.

Fee: $10.

RSVP Deadline: 8/17/17

Online registration:

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:

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