How to Get Outside During COVID-19

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

What better way is there to practice ‘social distancing,’ than to get outside and enjoy Tennessee’s natural resources? Here are some ways you and your family can get outdoors for your mental and physical health. Remember to stay 6 feet or more away from others as you head outside!

Places that are open for you to get outside and enjoy some sunshine:

State parks are open! - There are over 50 state parks offering outdoor activities ranging from hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and so much more! As of now, they are open. State parks are free to all.

Boat ramps - Boating requires lots of space for the most part. There are plenty of places you can launch a boat (or a kayak) and enjoy some time on the water. 

Top 10 State Parks for Camping and Fishing - What better combination than camping and fishing. Get away from it all to a local state park and pitch a tent for a night and enjoy catching dinner.

Family fishing lakes - Looking for a fishing hole with a little peace and quiet? Somewhere to spend quality time with family and loved ones? Then try one of these for solitude, relaxation and the chance to catch bass, sunfish, crappie, and catfish.

Bank Fishing -Keeping a good casting distance between each other is key while bank fishing. There are lots of places statewide where you can take the family fishing.

Wildlife Management Areas - great places for a wildlife watching, hiking, and spending some time upping your vitamin D.

Select Shooting ranges on WMAs (only unstaffed shooting ranges are open) - These unmanned shooting ranges are an easy way to practice your skills and keep your distance.


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