Is Metal Detecting allowed in TN: NO.
Use of metal detectors is allowed by an individual engaged in a limited search for a lost item under supervision of the Park Manager. No other usage is allowed without written permission from the State Archaeologist and the Director of State Parks.
The use of any mineral or metal detecting device capable of detecting the underground or underwater location of geological, archaeological or historical objects or materials is prohibited.
FMDAC Disclaimer: FMDAC assumes no responsibility for any person who knowingly or accidentally violates any state park regulation. Although FMDAC will try to keep this information current we cannot anticipate how each regulation will be interpreted by a specific park department, park employee or other government employee. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to know and obey the regulations of the park or area they are visiting and or metal detecting.