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Cumberland Mountain State Park

24 Office Dr, Crossville, TN 38555
+1 931-484-6138
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So good

Cumberland Mountain State Park is beautiful , has so much to offer. . It has a great restaurant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheila B
Crossville, Tennessee
Nice park

We visited twice once as a couple with a friend and once as a family with young children . We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
indpls ,in
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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. 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. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau. The park is located around Byrd Lake, a man-made lake created by the impoundment of Byrd Creek in the 1930s. The park provides numerous recreational activities, including hiking, swimming, picnicking and interpretive programs. The park also features a popular area restaurant and separate recreation hall that can accommodate up to 250 people.
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24 Office Dr, Crossville, TN 38555
+1 931-484-6138
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cumberland Mountain State Park is beautiful , has so much to offer. . It has a great restaurant, great play areas for kids, tennis courts, basketball court, several shelters for family reunions. great place to walk

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited twice once as a couple with a friend and once as a family with young children . We hiked a couple of trails both days . One was the same trail. We had a picnic at the same area . The restrooms were...More

Thank temple574
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park, great trails and awesome restaurant with beautiful view. There is also a small museum with the area history that is worth the stop.

Thank tmgum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place for a nice peaceful hike! The bridge, lake are just breathtaking and I am from Colorado. The water is so smooth you can see the reflection of the bridge in the water!! They have a boat ramp with paddle boards, paddle...More

Thank mamamowebby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here over the Memorial Day weekend and were very pleased. The campground is larger than I expected and we had to wind into the rear area but the spot was very good and wide and easy to access. Plenty of room with nice...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually Tn state park buffets are excellent. This one is only average now. We even went the second night ..thinking we had just gotten a bad experience on the first night. Salad bar and desserts were good. However, the meats were overcooked lukewarm, and veggies...More

Thank kade435
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you find a restaurant that is a favorite of the local populace, what else do you need to know?! The Park restaurant smokes their own meats - delicious!! Family buffet is the only way to go, with a different food featured each evening. The...More

Thank W H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful park. Ate the restaurant, great catfish. The bridge is an amazing picture. Wish I had more time.

Thank rjackson01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has several hiking trails, campsites, cabins, outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. The lake makes for scenic views from the restaurant and the road.

Thank Jana C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has much to take advantage of such as fishing, playgrounds, swimming pool, restaurant. We really enjoyed our visit. Went back several times.

Thank Eunice344
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Jessica D
are drones aloud at this lake?
13 June 2017|
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Response from temple574 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any but I do not know.
How far away from the Baymont Inn in Crossville are you? And how much is it to rent a kayak where it be for a couple hours or an all day thing?
28 May 2017|
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Response from LNS4 | Reviewed this property |
solid responses on the forum. You can also rent kayaks, SUP boards, paddle boats and pontoon boats at Fairfield Glade Boat marina which is 14 mins or 9 miles away from the hotel.
Are dogs allowed in the park?
19 May 2017|
Response from CandiInTn |
Yes lots of dogs on leash and there are dog friendly cabins too.