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Cumberland Mountain, Crossville

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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 have our annual fall camping trip somewhere different and this year is was here. It's a small campground with few sewer hookups. But the bath house has soap and paper towels and real mirrors. The c...  read more »
  • We stayed 3 days at Cumberland Mountain State park and rented a cabin with friends. The cabin was comfortable enough, although a little dated. We enjoyed the location and leaves just turning into fall...  read more »
  • We visited the park for a little hiking, photography and a great meal at the park restaurant. All our expectations were exceeded. The campground appears well appointed and comfortable and the restaura...  read more »
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