Cumberland Mountain State Park 'Stone Arch Bridge' © Lisa Rupe
The dam and arch bridge were started in 1935. WW1 hero, Alvin C York, was project superintendent until he left in 1940. The park covers 1720 acres.
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USA Parks
Cumberland Plateau Region
Cumberland Mountain State Park
24 Office Dr.
Crossville, Tennessee   38555

Phone: 931-484-6138
Reservations: 800-250-8618
Cumberland Mountain State Park
'Stone Arch Bridge'
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The dam and arch bridge were started in 1935. WW1 hero, Alvin C York, was project superintendent until he left in 1940. The park covers 1720 acres.

Cumberland Mountain State Park
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Cumberland Mountain State Park
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Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 as a project of the Farm Security Administration to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau.

The Homestead Museum, located one mile from the park, depicts the Cumberland Homestead Community of the 1930's. This community built the park along with help from the CCC and WPA.
Cumberland Mountain park has a combined total of 147 tent and RV campsites with hookups provided. Picnic tables, grills and a bathhouse facility are also provided. There is a $2 shower fee for non-campers. Seven adults are allowed to camp at each site. Reservations are not taken for campsites.
Rustic cabins are nestled in the woods at Cumberland Mountain State Park and have fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, fireplaces (except single cabins), linens, picnic tables and grills. Wood is provided for those cabins with fireplaces. Parking is provided in the front of each cabin.

Class A cabins can accommodate four people.

Class AA can accommodate six people.

Class AAA can accommodate ten people.

The Mill House cabin can accommodate up to 16 people.

Cabins may be reserved up to one year in advance.
The parks' olympic size pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The pool has a diving well with 1-3 meter board and 1-1 meter board. Chairs, tables with umbrellas and a bathhouse are provided. There are picnic tables outside the pool area and a snack bar.

There is a lifeguard on duty.

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Picnic tables equipped with grills can be found throughout the park at the Recreation Lodge parking lot area, playground area, tennis court area and the boat dock area.

The park has four picnic pavilions that can be reserved for larger groups. Pavilions can be reserved up to one year in advance.
The park offers several miles of moderate trails around the lake, creek and in the woods. Overnight camping is allowed on one of the trails. Trails are open year-round.
Nature Programs
Cumberland Mountain State Park provides interpretive programs June-August provided by the seasonal naturalist and seasonal recreation directors. The programs cover a broad spectrum of interests. Groups with specific interests can call the park to arrange special programs. Park rangers are available for programs on a year round basis.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 31 Crab at Cumberland Mountain State Park by Ole Man From Florida
I had All You Can Eat Crab last August 2011.Now as I understand NO Crab on the menue this year for 2012 winter season. The Crab was excellent five stars !
February 8 Beautiful. by camperlady
We visited the park on a beautiful but chilly day in January. The was a skim of ice on the lake and the sunset reflecting on the ice and water was beautiful. Great pctures to remember our visit.
June 14 our favorite
just wish it was easier to get a cabin . people make reservations out for years and that is not fair,
June 6 Cumberland State Park History by jjn
The Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps(CCC) in the Great Depression.The Superintendent was none other than Sgt. Alvin C York,Medal of Honor from WWI.Today,the dam and the road atop it bears witness to the hard work of the CCC boys.The dam is the largest masonry structure built by the CCC.The dam was equipped with a water turbine electric generator to provide electricity for the Park.My Father in law worked on this project
February 20 The very BEST by Christy
This is the greatest park ever. They have everything you need. They are semi secluded but yet close enough to town to be able to enjoy movies, food and anything you want.
November 3 Fighting Chickens by John
It looks like someone at the Park who lives there is raising fighting chickens. Someone told me it was the Park Manager house.
May 28 Home of the Krug Reunion by Peggie
We have been going to this park every other year since 1980. We have a huge family reunion there and we have been as many as 100 strong. We will be back there this July for our 15th reunion.
April 26 Pool
The pool is the bigest and most favorite place of mine to visit in crossville tn
October 14 Wonderful experience camping here by William Ewing
We tent camped in area #1 of the campground. Very nice bathhouse/restrooms nearby. Good hiking trails, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, etc. Nearby Crossville was nice to visit. Would visit here again. Recommended.
October 4 Perfect for All Ages ! by ricelady
Perfect vacation or one day trip for people of all ages. Absolutely beautiful and this park has it all. Hicking, camping, cabins, scrumptous food, swimming, etc. The perfect remedy for rattled nerves, makes the coming week less stressful. The staff is ultra friendly and helpful.

Area Campgrounds

Bean Pot Campground
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Deer Run RV Resort
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Spring Lake RV Resort
255 Fairview Drive
Crossville, TN

Area Fishing Related Businesses
Jim & Jr's Bait & Tackle
5335 Peavine Rd
Crossville, TN
(931) 484-3433

Area Cabins and Lodges
Lake Tansi Health & Racquet Center
8007 Cherokee Trl
Crossville, TN
(931) 788-6724

Timberline Lodge
Highway 70 N
Pleasant Hill, TN
(931) 277-3522

Lake Tansi Village
Dunbar Rd
Crossville, TN
(931) 788-3301

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Take Interstate 40-East from Nashville, West from Knoxville-Exit on #317. Travel south on US Hwy 127 for 9 miles, park entrance is on the right.

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