COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Cumberland Mountain State Park

Paddling - Rentals & Bring Your Own

2021 COVID-19 Update

Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).

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, 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.

BOAT DOCK HOURS Effective 09/27/2019

OPEN - Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Last boat rented at 4:30 PM; ALL boats in by 5:15. PM

CLOSED - Monday thru Friday 


Paddleboard Hourly $7.00
Canoe Hourly $7.00
Canoe Daily $26.00
Kayak Single Hourly $7.00
Kayak Tandem Hourly $11.00  

Pedal Boat Two Seat Hourly $5.00
Pedal Boat Four Seat Hourly $10.00 

For info about renting a fishing/rowboat and/or electric motor, visit the boating page.