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.
Tennessee Naturalist Program
Long Hunter Chapter
(formerly Cedars of Lebanon Chapter)
We are excited to announce the Tennessee Naturalist Program Long Hunter Chapter! This chapter was formerly known as and located at Cedars of Lebanon State Park from 2015 through 2022. All Cedars' students are now represented in the Long Hunter chapter.
The Tennessee Naturalist Program (TNP) is an education training course designed to introduce the natural history of Tennessee to interested adults. The Long Hunter Chapter of TNP offers 10 classes for 40 hours of instruction — half in the classroom and half in the field. Instructors are experts in their disciplines.
For more information about the program please visit our chapter page:
We offer many events throughout the year. We also have a Full Event Calendar. The following is a short list of upcoming events:
Friends of Long Hunter Monthly Meeting
Saturday, December 3 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 meeting room.
Friends Potluck Holiday Party
Saturday, December 3 at 11:00am
Join us on December 3rd for our annual Christmas party at the Park Office after our December meeting. Lunch will be at 11 am. We are planning to have a spaghetti lunch. We are asking people to help bring sides, finger foods, desserts, and beverages. Please sign up to let us know if you are coming and what you want to bring.
Location: Park Office
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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