Cumberland Mountain State Park


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. 

The restaurant has reduced hours in January, February, and March. Please check the restaurant webpage for details.



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.


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.


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


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.


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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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