Cumberland Mountain State Park



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, paddle boards and canoes are also allowed. Seasonal hours begin Aug. 13

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Cumberland County’s first dedicated mountain bike trail is a 1.5 - mile beginner-rated trail that contains technical features that will help beginners to hone their skills and transition into intermediate trails. Helmets are required for anyone using the trail. It is dedicated exclusively to mountain biking, hiking is NOT allowed.


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. Seasonal hours for the boat dock begin Aug. 13.

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The pool opens for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 26.

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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

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