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All-Terrain Wheelchairs Now Offered at Tennessee State Parks

Several Tennessee State Parks are now equipped with all-terrain wheelchairs making it easier for visitors with accessibility needs to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.

“We are delighted to offer this service,” said Greer Tidwell, deputy commissioner of Conservation for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). “We intend to serve every person who wants to visit our parks, and we are dedicated to making the experience the best it can be for everyone. We are grateful to Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly for the funding to make this happen.”

All-terrain wheelchairs are designed to navigate a wide range of terrains. They give visitors with limited mobility the opportunity to access and enjoy outdoor recreation that might otherwise be inaccessible. The chairs are free to the public and available for both children and adults. They can be operated independently and offer the option of allowing caretaker control.  

Currently, all-terrain wheelchairs are available at seven State Parks across Tennessee.

East Tennessee: Booker T. Washington State Park, Cove Lake State Park, Rocky Fork State Park, and Warriors’ Path State Park

Middle Tennessee: Cumberland Mountain State Park, Cummins Falls State Park, Henry Horton State Park, Long Hunter State Park, Radnor Lake State Park, and Tims Ford State Park 

West Tennessee: Chickasaw State Park, Natchez Trace State Park, and Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

If you would like to use an all-terrain wheelchair during your next visit to one of the listed State Parks, it is recommended you make a reservation before your visit to ensure availability.

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