Part of the Cumberland Homesteads Project called for the construction of a recreational area near the center. Two New Deal agencies arrived in the area in 1934 to build the facilities. The state of Tennessee acquired the land in 1938, and it officially opened in 1940. The park sprawls across 1,720 acres at a soaring 2,000 foot elevation. A grand seven-arch bridge spans Byrd Lake, made of sandstone quarried on site. Stop here for hiking, camping, cabin rentals, the Bear Trace golf course and other outdoor activities, or just drive through this beautiful park on your way to dine at the Cumberland Mountain Restaurant overlooking the lake.
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