NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – All 56 Tennessee State Parks will close for at least 10 days starting Saturday.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced Friday it will close all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public effective April 4 through April 14, in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s ‘Stay at Home’ order.

Coronavirus in Tennessee: Gov. Lee issues order requiring Tennesseans to stay home

“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 all of our top priority right now.”

Tennessee State Parks officials will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit