Cumberland Mountain State Park, Crossville

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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.

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  • We traveled here a few times during our recent trip to Fairfield Glade. The park is absolutely beautiful. We hiked the Cumberland Plateau trail with our 4 small children twice bc they loved it so... 
    We traveled here a few times during our recent trip to Fairfield Glade. The park is absolutely beautiful. We hiked the Cumberland Plateau trail with our 4 small children twice bc they loved it so...  more »
  • We go every year for multi-family vacation and generally an extra few days by ourselves at Thanksgiving. Our preference is the Moderns, but the Rustics are enjoyable too, particularly since they... 
    We go every year for multi-family vacation and generally an extra few days by ourselves at Thanksgiving. Our preference is the Moderns, but the Rustics are enjoyable too, particularly since they...  more »
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  • Cumberland Mountain State Park is a great place to spend family time. This gorgeous park has many places to picnic and hike. I have seen lots of animals and birds at Cumberland Mountain and my daughter really loves the park. She runs up and down the trails looking for squirrels and deer trying to get to the waterfalls and swinging bridge. I had a lot of opportunities for gorgeous photos and an all around great time.
  • if you are looking for something to do, then this is a must go and check out.

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