CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN STATE PARK PHOTOS
Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau. This is a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is also said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project. This New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau.
The park is also located around Byrd Lake. Byrd Lake is a man-made lake created by the impoundment of Byrd Creek in the 1930s. The park is set on the Cumberland Plateau and also provides numerous recreational activities. These include hiking and swimming, as well as, picnicking and interpretive programs. The park also features a popular area restaurant and separate recreation hall that can accommodate up to 250 people.
Cumberland Mountain State Park also has many options for overnight accommodations. There are numerous fully furnished cabins available throughout the year. The campground also has more than 140 campsites for tents and RVs. There is also a designated place on the overnight trail for backcountry camping.
The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain Golf Course is also one of the most sought-after sites among the Jack Nicklaus designed Bear Trace courses in Tennessee. The 6,900-yard, par 72 layout features a design that capitalizes on elevation changes as well as natural features, such as flowing brooks and clustered, mature pines.
PARK HOURS & FEES
24 Office Drive
Crossville, TN 38555
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