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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  • Beautiful state park. Cabins looked inviting from outside. Would love to walk trails but physically limited now. Restaurant was great in past. Did not visit on this trip.  more »
  • Great place for a casual hike. Trails are easy for any age. Trails are well marked and well maintained.  more »
  • What a lovely park! It was clean and there was plenty to do. Great pool, (there is a fee), nice trails and sites. The rv spot we had was perfect, level, asphalt and easy in/easy out. We all wished we had more time here. Getting to the park was an easy trip off the interstate.
  • Great campground! With the paved roads, nice fire pits with gravel, and a picnic table. The bathrooms are nice and clean with nice showers. I would highly recommend if you’re looking for family friendly campground to consider coming to Cumberland Mountain State Park campground. They also have a nice paved wheelchair accessible path around the lake. There is also kayak,peddle boats and paddle boats available to rent.

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