Cumberland Mountain State Park Announces Grand Reopening of Renovations
August 5, 2014 | Permalink
Cumberland Mountain State Park recently celebrated the grand reopening of the new interpretive center and restrooms with state and local officials.
The 1930s CCC-built bathhouse was renovated into ADA-compliant restrooms, along with a new interpretive center. The interpretive center currently displays the history of state parks. In September, the interpretive center will feature the early days of Cumberland Mountain State Park. The original stone from the bathhouse was used in the renovations, along with some of the original wood.
Cumberland Mountain State Park has many options for overnight accommodations, with numerous fully furnished cabins available throughout the year. The campground has more than 140 campsites for tents and RVs and there is a designated place on the overnight trail for backcountry camping. The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain Golf Course is one of the most sought-after sites among the Jack Nicklaus designed Bear Trace courses in Tennessee. The 6,900-yard, par 72 layout features a design that capitalizes on elevation changes as well as natural features, such as flowing brooks and clustered, mature pines.
Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau – a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 as a project of the Farm Security Administration to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau. For additional information about the park, visit the website at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/cumberland-mountain.