Cumberland Mountain State Park

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Public Notice as of Feb. 8: Byrd Lake Trail is CLOSED due to the construction of our ADA paved trail until further notice. This is a Recreational Trails Grant project. For more information please call the park office 931-484-6138. 

Activities

Boating

The park rents fishing boats with electric trolling motors, paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks and pedal boats for use on Byrd Lake. The boat dock is open Memorial Day to the end of October, weather permitting. Personal kayaks, paddle boards and canoes are also allowed. Last boat out at 6:00 PM. All boats in by 6:45 PM.

PEAK SEASON BOAT DOCK HOURS

7:00 AM to 7:00 PM  

Starting Mid-August the boat dock operates on seasonal hours.

CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
OPEN Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
OPEN Friday through Sunday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Last boat out at 6:00 PM. All boats in by 6:45 PM.

September and October boat dock operates on seasonal hours.
CLOSED Monday through Thursday
OPEN Friday through Sunday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Last boat out at 4:30 PM. All boats in by 5:15 PM

BOAT AND PADDLEBOARD RENTAL PRICES

Paddleboard Hourly $7.00
Canoe Hourly $7.00
Canoe Daily $25.00
Kayak Single Hourly $7.00
Kayak Tandem Hourly $10.00  

Pedal Boat ½ hour Per Person $1.75
Pedal Boat Hourly Per Person $2.50 

Row Boat Hourly $3.00 
Row Boat Weekly $75.00
Electric Motor Hourly $1.00
Electric Motor Weekly $35.00

Swimming

The pool opens Memorial Day Weekend.

The Olympic-sized pool has a one-meter and a three-meter diving board. The shallow end is three feet deep and the deep end is 12 feet deep. The pool also features a swim lane for swimming laps. A wading pool is available for children. The pool bathhouse has changing rooms, shower areas and bathroom facilities. The park operates a snack bar at the pool offering snacks and drinks. 

HOURS OF OPERATION

10:00 AM to 5:45 PM Tuesday through Sunday  
After Labor Day we will be CLOSED for the season.

ADMISSION

$5.00 per person for ages two and older
$2.50 each for cabin and camping guests

Birding

Herons, Belted Kingfishers, and ducks in migration or wintering can be seen from the lakeshore.

Fishing

Bass, Bluegill and catfish can be caught year round from the park’s 35 acre Byrd Lake. Trout are stocked during the winter and bank fishing is allowed except for posted areas. Black Bass must be a minimum of 15 inches. Bait is sold at the park. Tackle and fishing licenses are available off site. For anglers who want a bite, the park restaurant is open year round and snacks are available at the camp store.

Golfing

Situated in the heart of Tennessee’s scenic Cumberland Plateau, the Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain is one of the most sought-after sites among the Jack Nicklaus designed Bear Trace courses in Tennessee. The 6,900-yard (gold tees), par 72 layout features a design that capitalizes on elevation changes as well as natural features, such as flowing brooks and clustered, mature pines. The signature 7th hole, a 393-yard, par 4, incorporates another of the region’s natural resources, layered flagstone, along the front of the green.

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Hiking

Cumberland Plateau Nature Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy/Moderate
Byrd Creek Trail — 2.1 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy/Moderate
Overnight Trail — 6.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate/Difficult
Pioneer Short Loop — 2.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy
Pioneer Loop — 3.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Lake Trail — 0.7 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy