Cumberland Mountain State Park

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We have approximately four miles of dedicated mountain biking trails. Three miles is moderately technical single track with jump lines and technical downhill lines to grow skills. Alley Cat and Devil Dog combined is the 3-mile loop. Peter Rabbit is the beginner jump line and Hurricane is the advanced jump line. Rock City is the rocky technical trail to challenge skills. Helmets are required for anyone using the trail. Trails are dedicated exclusively to mountain biking, hiking is NOT allowed.

Boating - Rentals & Bring Your Own

The boat dock is currently closed.

It is open from Memorial Day weekend to the end of October, weather permitting. Personal kayaks, paddleboards, johnboats, and canoes can be launched with a $6.00 lake permit, payable at the boat dock. The park rents paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, pedal boats, and fishing boats with electric trolling motors for use on Byrd Lake. 


The pool at Cumberland Mountain State Park is a great place for you to enjoy water-based recreation.


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 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.


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. 


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