You must be signed in to save park lists.
Your Park Lists
add New List
Add Photo
You must be signed in to add photos.
state route ranger badge

Tennessee State Parks

responsive menu icon
USA Parks
Cumberland Plateau Region
Cumberland Mountain State Park
start slideshow
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.
Cumberland Mountain State Park © Lisa Rupe
Cumberland Mountain State Park © Lisa Rupe
Availability Search
24 Office Dr.
Crossville, Tennessee   38555

Phone: 931-484-6138
Reservations: 800-250-8618
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.
Meeting Rooms
Meeting rooms are located downstairs in the restaurant. There are three meeting rooms that can accommodate from 100-150 people depending on setup.

Equipment available:

Overhead projector


Flip charts


Golf Course
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."

For more information call toll free 1-888-800-2327.
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.
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.

Cumberland Mountain State Park is located near Crossville, Rockwood

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
September 5 not a happy camper by JMorris
park review stars; one to five We spent two nights in area 1, and felt it was not very well maintained. Spaces between camp sites are limited. Drab and depressing. Needs updating. I will not be returning, or recommending it to anyone I know.
May 31 Crab at Cumberland Mountain State Park by Ole Man From Florida
park review stars; one to five 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 !
write a review read more reviews
Share On

Area Campgrounds
Davy Crockett Campground
324 Trails End
Crossville, TN
Bean Pot Campground
23 Bean Pot Campground Loop
Crossville, TN
Deer Run RV Resort
3609 Peavine Firetower Road
Crossville, TN
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
Nearby Hotels

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.

state route ranger badge

Tennessee State Parks