South Cumberland State Park

Contact Info
Make Reservations



South Cumberland State Park offers over 20 miles of hiking trails located at eight different trailheads. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the trails, including Sherwood Forest trails.

Huntable Lands at South Cumberland

Hunting is allowed in certain areas of South Cumberland State Park, with a permit. You can register for a permit online or by visiting the South Cumberland office. A TWRA hunting license is also required. 

For Educators

Tennessee State Parks offers engaging, relevant, and interactive educational experiences. Discover more about learning with a Ranger -- in a park or in your classroom!

Buggytop Cave

Buggytop is an impressive wild cave reached by a two-mile hike from the parking area to the cave entrance. The cave is open from May 1 to August 31, and permits are required.

Rock Climbing

South Cumberland State Park is home to several very popular climbing areas: Denny Cove and Foster Falls. Permits are required for each person climbing and are available online.

Recreation Fields

Numerous basketball courts, a tennis court, a bocce ball court, a workout area, and a multi-use field are available at South Cumberland.


South Cumberland offers swimming opportunities at Grundy Lakes and at multiple waterfalls.

Interpretive Programs and Events

Throughout the year, interpretive and recreational programs are offered by staff and volunteers at South Cumberland State Park.


There are multiple picnic tables and pavilions available at South Cumberland State Park.


Four small lakes at Grundy Lakes in Tracy City range from one to sixteen acres in size and provide bank and wade fishing for bass and bream.