Savage Gulf to Become State Park
PALMER, Tenn. (WDEF)- The Savage Gulf State Natural Area is being reclassified into the 57th Tennessee State Park.
Land belonging to that natural area along with portions of South Cumberland State Park will become part of the new Savage Gulf State Park. Governor Bill Lee and Commissioner David Salyers of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced the move today.
Gov. Lee said that, “This a special day for Tennessee State Parks. It’s one of the most spectacular sites in our state, and the new park will serve Tennesseans for many years to come. Tennessee State Parks are recognized as one of the best state parks systems in the country, and this park adds to that special standing.”
As part of the transition, there will be a new visitors center, RV campground, and other new infrastructure to support facilities. The Tennessee General Assembly is providing $30,380,000 for these upgrades.