CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
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.
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.
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.
Meeting rooms are located downstairs in the restaurant. There are three meeting rooms that can accommodate from 100-150 people depending on setup.
Located just south of Crossville and Fairfield Glade in the undisputed golfing capitol of Tennessee, this Jack Nicklaus' designed, 6,900 yard, 18-hole championship, links-style course takes advantage of elevation changes as well as natural features, such as flowing streams and clustered pines. The signature 7th hole, an enticing par 4, features a blind tee shot as well as a protected green, surrounded by sand traps and layered flagstone. Thirty-six cabins, ranging from modern to rustic, are available for individuals and groups looking for comfortable accommodations at the "Best New Course for 1998."
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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.
The park offers fishing on Byrd Lake and visitors can expect catches of catfish, bass, bluegill and bream. Fishing from the bank is allowed except for posted areas.