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:
REI All Out Day @ Long Hunter State Park
Saturday, January 28 at 10:00am
REI will be hosting ALL OUT 2017 on Saturday, January 28th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm The event will be at the Couchville Lake parking lot near the Bryant Grove Trailhead and playground.
“We're committed to getting outside every day in 2017. Let's go ALL OUT together with a day of classes and activities with REI. Set your outdoor goals for 2017. We will help you get there! #OptOutside”
“When you set a goal, you need momentum that leads to a point of full commitment. The point where you know you're 'all in.' REI wants to help you meet your outdoor goals in 2017, whether it be learning how to mountain bike, completing a competitive trail run, or something as simple as taking a hiking basics class. The outdoors has something for everyone. We can all do this together. Let's go ALL OUT! as we commit to getting outside every day in 2017."
You're invited to join REI on Saturday, Jan. 28 for a day of outdoor events and REI Outdoor School classes. Let's #OptOutside together and kick 2017 off in the right direction. Outdoor School classes will begin at 10:30am and 11:30am.
A ranger-led hike on the Bryant Grove Trail will begin at 1:00pm with additional self-guided hiking opportunities in the immediate area.
*A FLHSP tent will be set up from 10am - 1pm to answer any questions about the park and its Friends group. Keep an eye out for this volunteer signup opportunity.
Fossil Event - Featuring Tennessee State Geologist
Saturday, January 28 at 2:00pm
Friends of Long Hunter Sponsored Event
The Friends of Long Hunter State Park are planning a Fossil Event on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 2:00 pm featuring Mr. Ron Zurawski, Tennessee State Geologist as speaker and presenter.
There will be a brief indoor presentation and then Mr. Zurawski will lead a fossil hunt/hike approximately 1 mile along the lakeshore in two areas. Dress prepared for lake wind, possible mud and consider a hiking stick for balance over some rocky areas. A $5 donation is suggested and will be collected at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free!
Location: Long Hunter State Park Office
Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting
Saturday, February 4 at 10:00am
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.
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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