Cumberland Mountain State Park Announces Grand Reopening of Renovations

Shannon Ashford | August 5, 2014 | Park News | Permalink

Cumberland Mountain State Park recently celebrated the grand reopening of the new interpretive center and restrooms with state and local officials. The 1930s CCC-built bathhouse was renovated into ADA-compliant restrooms, along with a new interpretive center. The interpretive center currently displays the history of state parks. In September, the interpretive center will feature the early days of Cumberland Mountain State Park. The original stone from the bathhouse was used in the renovations, along with some of the original wood.

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Tennessee State Parks Celebrates the Opening of Seven Islands State Birding Park

Shannon Ashford | August 5, 2014 | Park News | Permalink

Prior to becoming a state park, Seven Islands was a wildlife refuge that was managed by the Seven Islands Foundation and Knox County Parks and Recreation. The county transferred the 360-acre property to the state and Tennessee State Parks began management of the site on July 1, 2014.

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