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1,050 acres in Rhea and Bledsoe counties added to Tennessee parks

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RHEA COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) -

State officials Thursday announced the purchase of 1,050 acres in Rhea and Bledsoe counties to add to the state's Justin P. Wilson Cumberland State Park.

The acquisition of the Soak Creek and Wendell Wilson tracts on Brady Mountain connects existing Tennessee parks lands and state natural areas along a proposed 300-mile route.

The property will protect seven miles of "high quality streams" and provides "a lush forest landscape for the construction of ten new miles of the Cumberland Trail," according to a news release from the Department of Environment and Conservation.

The tract joins Stinging Fork Falls State Natural Area, Piney Falls State Natural Area and Piney River Resource Management Area, all under the management of the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park and the State Scenic Trail.

Read more from our news partner the Times Free Press.

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