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Recreational Discounts

Veteran's can enjoy Tennessee's Recreational Facilities at a discount.

Free Day

In order to honor the veterans of this state and encourage the use of natural parks across Tennessee, the Department of Environment and Conservation shall designate one (1) day per year during which access to and use of all state parks, including, but not limited to, campgrounds and golf courses, shall be free of charge for all veterans. Each veteran shall be required to show proof of veteran status, prior to being granted free admission to any state park.

Golf Greens Fees

On Veteran’s Day of each year, greens fees for 18 holes of golf will be waived for Tennessee resident veterans. All other golf related fees such as carts, driving range, etc. will still apply.


On Veterans Day of each year, Tennessee resident veterans will be granted one nights camping free of charge.


Proof of both Tennessee residency along with proof of veterans’ status should be secured. When proof of eligibility is verified, notation of the form of documentation, i.e. DD214, VA benefit card, TN drivers’ license, etc, should be entered on the receipt, folio, or registration screen applicable to the operation.

Discounted Rates

The Department of Environment and Conservation offer discounted rates for activities at state parks to veterans who are Tennessee residents. The specific activities for which the discounts would apply, as well as the timing and amount, are left to the commissioner’s discretion.


During the off-season, (November 1 through March 31), discounts on camping fees will be extended to all Tennessee resident veterans at the same discounted rate as offered to Tennessee senior campers. Specific rates will be as stated in Tennessee State Parks Rate Schedule. Visit TN State Parks website for activity and reservation information.