Tennessee State Parks Offer Special Discounts to Veterans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€“ Tennessee State Parks announced today its annual free state parks day for all Tennessee veterans offering one free night of camping and/or a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification. Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11. â€œOn Veterans Day we honor the many brave men and women who have served our country,â€ Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said. â€œWe have nine golf courses and campsites spread across this beautiful state, and our Tennessee State Parks family invites these veterans to come enjoy their day with us.â€ The free day on Nov. 11 is in addition to Tennessee State Parksâ€™ current veteransâ€™ policy, which includes a camping discount within the state parks system and is available annually beginning November 1 through March 31, offering a 25 percent reduction off the standard nightly base rates (depending on the type of site chosen). This camping discount is available to Tennessee residents showing proof of prior military duty. A special state park discount is also available for active duty military personnel and members of the Tennessee National Guard. This year-round discount is given to all U.S. military â€“ regardless of their branch of service or where they are stationed. Disabled veterans also are eligible for the Tennessee State Parks year-round ADA discount that provides a 25 to 50 percent discount for campsites. To receive the free benefits and extended discounts, veterans need to provide proof of residency with a Tennessee driver’s license; and proof of veteranâ€™s status, with a Certificate of Discharge (DD214) or Veterans Administration benefit card. For more information about Tennessee State Parks, visit http://tnstateparks.com or connect via Facebook or Twitter.