Results of My TN State Park Fundraiser released

Published 10:05 pm Wednesday, February 16, 2022

BY NIC MILLER
STAR STAFF
On Tuesday, Tennessee State Parks released the final results of a month-long fundraising contest between all state parks across the state.
Two parks in Carter County, both Roan Mountain State Park and Sycamore Shoals State Park, took part in the fundraiser, with Roan Mountain being placed in the largest group and Sycamore Shoals participating in the low tier.
Final results were posted at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, with group three’s winner being Frozen Head State Park in Wartburg, which raised $6,686. The park that raised the largest amount in group two was South Cumberland State Park in Monteagle, which raised $5,706. In the largest group, Paris Landing State Park in North Buchanan aised $11,602.
Paris Landing State Park was also the winner of Most Improved Park and received the most donations overall.
Roan Mountain finished in 11th place in group one, receiving $1,363, while in group three Sycamore Shoals finished the fundraiser in 11th place as well, raising $922 throughout January.
in 2020, Roan Mountain finished 6th overall, raising $2,887, while Sycamore Shoals raised $560, finishing in 51st place. 2020’s results were not filtered by attendance rates, and had all state parks compete in one large group.
Other local state parks such as Warrior’s Path State Park in Kingsport came in18th place in group one, raising $638, while Rocky Fork State Park in Unicoi County finished in sixth place in group three, raising $1,525.
David Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone finished in 14th place in group two, raising $744 for the park.
In a statement released by Tennessee State Parks, the organization said, “For the second year in a row, over 2,000 park lovers voted in this friendly competition. In total, donors gave $111,875 to state parks across Tennessee. We’re thrilled to announce that every state park received at least $500 in donations. We can’t wait to share updates on how parks use the funds to help grow the natural places you love.”

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