Cumberland Mountain State Park

Activities

Paddling - Rentals & Bring Your Own

The park rents 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, paddleboards, canoes, and johnboats can be launched with a $5.00 lake permit, payable at the boat dock or park office, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. The boat dock is open for rentals on Saturdays and Sundays only.

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Biking

Cumberland County’s first dedicated mountain bike trail is a 1.5 - mile beginner-rated trail.

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Boating - Rentals & Bring Your Own

The park rents fishing boats with electric trolling motors for use on Byrd Lake. The boat dock is open Memorial Day to the end of October, weather permitting. Personal kayaks, paddleboards, johnboats, and canoes can be launched with a $5.00 lake permit, payable at the boat dock or park office, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. The boat dock is open for rentals on Saturdays and Sundays only.

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Swimming

The pool is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM,  August 10 to Labor Day and then it closes for the season.

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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.

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Hiking

The park has approximately 14 miles of trail around the lake, creek and through the woods. Hikes range from easy to moderate day or overnight hiking experiences. Trail maps are available at the park office.

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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. 

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Birding

Herons, belted kingfishers, and ducks in migration or wintering can be seen from the lakeshore. For more park and nearby birding locations, view flyer.