Tennessee State Parks

South Cumberland State Park

Upcoming Events

South Cumberland hosts Film Showing of Exploring our World, Planet Earth

Apr 04 – Apr 25

This 11 part documentary is a brilliantly filmed series delving into the beauty of our natural world. Join us at the visitor center at 6 p.m. CT for the following episodes:
April 4 - Jungles
April 11 - Deserts
April 18 - Caves
April 25 - Shallow Seas
For more information call 931-924-2980.

South Cumberland hosts Backpacking Trip to Raven’s Point

Apr 19 – Apr 20

Join Ranger Park at the Grundy Forest Parking Lot at 2 p.m. CT for an overnight experience to Raven’s Point. This 10 mile loop will take you down the strenuous Fiery Gizzard Trail and up to the Raven’s Point Campsite to spend the night before returning the next night on the Dog Hole Trail. This is a difficult hike, please be prepared and have intermediate backpacking skills. Call for reservations, limit 15 people. 931-924-2980 

 

South Cumberland hosts Big Creek Rim and Laurel Trail Hike

Apr 20

Join Ranger Park at the Stone Door Ranger Station at 1 p.m. CT for a moderate seven mile roundtrip hike to view the forests and overlooks of the Savage Gulf. Wear sturdy shoes and bring snacks and water. For more information call 931-924-2980.

South Cumberland hosts Introduction to Rock Climbing

Apr 26

Join Ranger Park at the Foster Falls parking lot at 9 a.m. CT for an introduction into the sport of rock climbing, all gear is provided. Call ahead for information and reservations, 931-924-2980. 

South Cumberland hosts Grundy Lakes Clean Up

Apr 26

Meet Ranger Park at the Grundy Lakes parking lot at 1 p.m. CT for a clean-up of the area. We will be handling glass and metal, gloves will be provided, but wear long pants as well. Come help our park look spectacular! For more information call 931-924-2980.

South Cumberland hosts The Human Impact

Apr 26

Meet Ranger Park at the visitor’s center at 4 p.m. CT for a display of the human impact on the South Cumberland area. This informative and entertaining program will have participants handling items found across the park from various time periods and learning the history and possible futures of the region. For more information call 931-924-2980.

South Cumberland hosts Introduction to Astronomy

Apr 26

Meet Ranger Park at the visitor’s center at 8 p.m. CT for an introductory look at the night sky. We will identify planets, constellations and galaxies while exploring celestial legends and myths! Wear a jacket and bring binoculars if you have them. In case of rain we will meet in the visitor center for fun, informative videos and stories. For more information call 931-924-2980.

South Cumberland hosts Hike to Laurel Gorge

Apr 27

Ready for a moderate 5 mile roundtrip hike? Meet Ranger Park at the Foster Falls Parking Lot at 9 a.m. CT for a refreshing morning stroll out to Laurel Gorge and back. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. Dress for the weather. For more information call 931-924-2980.

South Cumberland hosts Grundy Lakes Canoe Float

Apr 27

Meet Ranger Park at the Grundy Lakes parking lot at 2 p.m. CT for a fun day out on the lake. Being that it will still be cold, this trip will be an interpretive experience exploring the ecology of the lakes area. Call ahead for reservations or more information, 931-924-2980. 

South Cumberland hosts Meadow Trail Night Hike

Apr 27

Join up with Ranger Park at the visitor’s center at 7:30 p.m. CT for a 1.3 mile stroll around the Meadow Trail to view the park at night. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a flashlight. For more information call 931-924-2980.