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. 

PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to being in the path of the Solar Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, Cumberland Mountain State Park is expecting larger than usual visitation. If you plan to visit the park, we urge you to arrive early as roads may be congested. Please be aware that areas of the park may be closed at the discretion of park management and if the park reaches capacity, gates will be closed. 



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.

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The Cumberland Mountain Pool is open 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. 

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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. 

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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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Byrd Creek Trail — 2.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy/Moderate
Byrd Lake Trail — 0.5 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy - CLOSED
Cumberland Plateau Nature Trail — .85 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy/Moderate
Overnight Trail — 5.95 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate/Difficult
Pioneer Loop — 2.55 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Pioneer Short Loop — 1.80 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy