Learn more about 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. 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.
Cumberland Mountain State Park has many options for overnight accommodations. There are numerous fully furnished cabins available throughout the year. The campground has more than 140 campsites for tents and RVs. There is also a designated place on the overnight trail for backcountry camping.
The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain Golf Course is one of the most sought-after sites among the Jack Nicklaus designed Bear Trace courses in Tennessee. The 6,900-yard, par 72 layout features a design that capitalizes on elevation changes as well as natural features, such as flowing brooks and clustered, mature pines.
Park Trail Maps
Looking for a trail map? Click the link below to see a list of the maps available at this park. The page includes all the trail maps we have available, organized by park. We have free and paid options that provide you the details you need to have your next great adventure in Tennessee.
COVID-19 Updates for Overnight Guests
Tennessee State Parks are open for day-use visitors and overnight guests. We do provide travel tips and FAQs for those wishing to visit our parks.
Please see our Keeping Visitors Healthy page to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Homestead Harvest Restaurant Closure
The Homestead Harvest Restaurant is closed. We apologize for this inconvenience. Park visitors will find a large selection of dining options in the local community within a few miles of the park.
Boat Dock Hours and Closures
9-30-21: The boat dock operation will be open on Saturdays and Sundays 8 AM CT to 6 PM CT in October. The dock will be closed on October 9 and 10. Those wishing to launch a personal watercraft can still do so. Please visit the park office to pay the launch fee. We appreciate your patience and hope you still find time to enjoy the outdoors.
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Cumberland Mountain State Park directly.
24 Office Dr.
Crossville, TN 38555
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Winter