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.
We offer many events throughout the year. We also have a Full Event Calendar. The following is a short list of upcoming events:
#optoutside After Thanksgiving Hike
Friday, November 24 at 12:00pm
Friday, November 24 at noon – Come out to Long Hunter and walk off that thanksgiving dinner while enjoying some of middle Tennessee's trees in winter time as we walk around majestic Couchville Lake as part of TN state parks series and REI’s #optoutside. No pets please. Strollers welcome. This is a paved trail that is about 2 miles long and will take 45 mins to 1.5 hours. Forget about shopping and join us outside!
Jones Mill Mt Bike Trail Ext Workday
Saturday, November 25 at 8:00am
Meet at the Jones Mill MTB trailhead, we will carpool to Almaville Volunteer Fire Station #3. This prime location will provide access to our specific trail area of need. Wear sturdy hiking attire and dress in layers. Bring work gloves, water and snacks. Tools will be provided. Best suited for teens and up. Thank you for volunteering!
Watching for Waterfowl
Saturday, November 25 at 11:00am
Saturdays at 11 AM -Wintering waterfowl and shorebirds arrive weekly.
Stop by the Couchville lake shore and take a look through our spotting scope. In recent years we’ve seen hooded mergansers, black ducks, loons and ring-billed gulls taking a break on our 110 acre lake. A Ranger will be on hand for about an hour with field guides to assist with identification. Don’t forget your binoculars.
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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