SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee State Parks hosted a record number of campers in 2020, as people searched for ways to have fun safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, which runs the state park system, June, July and October of 2020 were the top three busiest camping months in state park history.
The trend continued in November, when parks sold 36,000 camping nights. The number is a record for November and more than double the amount sold in 2019.
“We’ve seen unprecedented numbers,” Bledsoe Creek State Park manager Chris Thurman said.