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Cumberland Mountain State Park

Tennessee Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee

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  • Canoeing, kayaking and paddle boating are available on Byrd Lake.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Take the footbridge over Byrd Lake to explore the park's trails.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • You'll find multiple shelters within the park that are available for picnics and reservations.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • On Byrd Lake, you can rent a canoe, paddle boat or kayak and explore the park by water.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • The newly-constructed footbridge over Byrd Lake is a popular fishing spot in the park.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Take the Byrd Lake Trail around the lake to explore farther sections of the park.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • You'll find a beautifully-crafted suspension bridge as you explore the park's hiking trails.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Stay at the park's campground or rent a cabin for the weekend.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Rental properties are available within the park.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Cumberland Mountain State Park is very family friendly, with lots of activities.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Rental properties within the park are an alternative option to campsites. - Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • The park has multiple playgrounds, including an ADA-accessible playground that is being constructed during the summer of 2017.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Cumberland Mountain State Park is a perfect location for family and friends to gather and enjoy the outdoors.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Newly-constructed restrooms, a CCC museum, and a sitting area are next to the restaurant.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Take a walk around the lake, fish or explore the 1930s dam.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • The park's restaurant is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a southern buffet.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Get a closer look at the 1930s dam located in the park by kayak or explore the waterfall on the other side by trail.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • In summer months, the snack bar and pool area are favorites among visitors.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • During the summer, take a dip in the park's swimming pool.- Cumberland Mountain State Park
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Pros: 
Family friendly. Multiple activities. Campground.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Tennessee Cumberland Plateau, TN
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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If you're looking for a relaxing weekend outdoors, Cumberland Mountain State Park may very well be the spot for you. Located near Crossville, Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau, the park is a great location for a weekend with the family or friends. The park originally began as part of a homestead project on the Cumberland Plateau and was acquired in the late 1930s to provide a recreational area for the families involved in the project. Today, locals and visitors from all around enjoy the park year-round. The beautiful 1930s dam still stands in the heart of the park and is one of the most-loved features among guests. While visiting, you can explore the dam closer by kayak, canoe or paddle boats, which are available for rent throughout the park. Exploring the trails nearby yield opportunities to view the stunning waterfalls created by the dam.

If you're staying with a large group in the park, consider staying in the Mill House. This remote cabin is located directly beside the waterfall side of the dam. If your stay is in the summer months, check out the Olympic-sized pool and snack bar. The park offers cabins and a campground for those wanting to play for an extended amount of time. Looking to escape the crowd? Pack up and head out on the 8-mile backpacking trail and stay at the overnight backcountry site. Not into backpacking but love some tee time? Check out the Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain Golf Course. The course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, incorporates the natural beauty of the area. After all your adventures, finish up the day with dinner at the park's Homestead Harvest Restaurant, complete with the beloved chocolate cobbler.

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