Cumberland Mountain State Park
Cumberland Mountain State Park is a state park in Cumberland County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The park consists of 1,720 acres (7.0 km2) 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. RV, Cabin and Tent Options Available – Cumberland Mountain has a combined total of 145 tent and RV campsites with hookups provided. Thirty and 50-amp service and standard 110-volt outlets are available. The Area 4 campsites and bathhouse are not handicap accessible. Handicap accessible sites and bathhouses are available in Camping Areas 1, 2, 3 and 5. In Areas 2, 3, and 5, tents are not allowed on the grass. Picnic tables, grills, and bathhouse facilities are also provided. There is a $3 shower fee for non-campers. Seven adults are allowed to camp at each site. Sites may have two tents or one tent and one camper. Campground – The historic CCC cabins truly capture the beauty and heritage of Cumberland Mountain State Park. These cabin vacation rentals on the Cumberland Plateau are located just minutes off I-40, but transport visitors back to the time. The entire park exists as a testament to the beauty and architectural achievements of the Civilian Conservation Corps. These cabins perfectly capture the timeless beauty of park architecture with modern amenities and updates.
Visitors will enjoy the way Byrd Lake forms the central feature of the park. Activities like fishing, paddling, mountain biking, hiking, and golfing on a Jack Nicklaus signature course will make this a wonderful vacation destination for any traveler. The park also serves as a great launch point for other adventures in the area, like waterfall chasing at Ozone Falls or rock climbing at Black Mountain. Whatever your adventure, you are sure to find it at Cumberland Mountain State Park. There are 11 historic CCC cabins. All have been recently renovated. There is a king bed in the common area and one twin bed in a separate bedroom. Linens are provided. Amenities include a fireplace and a new refrigerator, oven, stovetop, dishwasher, and coffee maker. Outside there is a picnic table and a grill. Parking is provided in front of each cabin. Historic CCC cabins are numbers one, two, three, four, five, six, nine, 10, 11, 13, and 14.Cabins