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Cumberland Mountain, Crossville

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State Park
Cumberland Mountain State Park is a state park in Cumberland County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The park consists of 1720acre situated around Byrd Lake, a man-made lake created by the impoundment of Byrd Creek in the 1930s. The park is set amidst an environmental microcosm of the Cumberland Plateau and provides numerous recreational activities, including an 18-hole Bear Trace golf course.Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project, a New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration that helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. The families of Homestead built the park with help from the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration.The park was deeded to the state of Tennessee in 1938. Alvin C. York served as the park's superintendent until 1940, when he resigned to advise on the filming of Sergeant York.Geographical settingCumberland Mountain State Park is situated atop the Cumberland Plateau approximately halfway between the plateau's Walden Ridge escarpment to the east and the plateau's western escarpment to the west. The southern fringe of the Crab Orchard Mountains rise just over 5mi to the east, and the northern tip of the Sequatchie Valley is located roughly 10mi to the south. The city of Crossville is located immediately north of the park.
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  • We walked over 4 miles on the red and the yellow trails. Nothing too strenuous but climbed over a fallen tree here and there. The trail is hard-packed dirt and occasional rocks. It follows Byrd Creek,...  more »
  • Enjoyable hikes ranging from 1-5 miles in length. The trails are well marked and not too challenging. Nice way to spend an hour or two.  more »
  • Our son was visiting us and we brought him to eat at the Buffet. The Buffet and service were very good. Then we took him over to see the Museum, which is very interesting. Then took walk to see where ...  more »