Cumberland Mountain State Park

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BURN BAN EFFECTIVE NOV 14 – DEC 15
Governor Haslam has issued a burn ban that prohibits campfires. In addition to the Governor’s ban on campfires, Cumberland Mountain is prohibiting the use of outdoor charcoal grills and cabin fireplace fires. Please contact the park for additional information. For details of the Governor's order and a list of affected counties and parks, click here.

The Homestead Harvest Restaurant will be closed beginning Monday, Dec. 19 and will reopen on Sunday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day for reservations only. After that the restaurant will have reduced hours. Please see the restaurant webpage for details.

Activities

Boating

The park rents fishing boats with electric trolling motors, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks and paddle boards for use on Byrd Lake. The boat dock is open May-October. Personal kayaks, paddle boards and canoes are also allowed.

Through August 21: Boat Dock Hours - 7:00am - 7:00pm. Last boat out at 6:00pm. All boats in by 6:45pm. 

Starting August 22nd: The boat dock will be CLOSED Monday's and Tuesday's; open Wednesday's and Thursday's 9:00am - 7:00pm. Friday- Sunday hours are 7:00am - 7:00pm. Last boat out at 6:00pm. All boats in by 6:45pm.

Swimming

The pool at Cumberland Mountains opened Saturday, May 28, for the 2016 season. As of Aug 15, the pool is open only on Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed on weekdays. It will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend and will close for the season after Labor Day. 

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM until 5:45 PM. Admission is $4 per person for ages two and older, and $2 each for cabin and camping guests. 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. 

After Labor Day we will be CLOSED for the season.

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