The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has closed all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public through Tuesday.

The move was in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 23.

This is a complete closure of facilities and access to all Tennessee state parks and designated state natural areas.

“We decided to close the parks in support of Governor Lee’s Executive Order 23,” TDEC Commissioner David Salyers said. “The health and safety of Tennessee citizens is our top priority right now.”

Officials for the Tennessee state parks will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit

Some city parks are now closed also, including Estill Springs City Park as well as the Taylor Creek Greenway in Estill Springs.