South Cumberland State Park

Huntable Lands at South Cumberland

SOUTH CUMBERLAND STATE PARK HUNTING 

Hunting is allowed in certain areas of South Cumberland State Park, with a permit. 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
  • Hunt in designated area only. NO Exceptions.
  • Each person hunting must have a permit. 
  • The only seasons open at this time are Deer Gun and Spring Turkey
  • Target Practice is prohibited.
  • To ensure fairness, no spot can be saved. Climbing tree stands are allowed but are required to be taken down daily. Any unattended stand will be considered abandoned and confiscated. 

TN STATE PARK HUNTING REGULATIONS

Hunting within South Cumberland State Park huntable land areas shall be in accordance with the laws and regulations of Tennessee State Parks and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

SAFETY ZONE

Safety zones are to be 100 yards from any road, trail, or building. Additional safety zones at Sherwood Forest (Tom Pack Hollow) and Hawkins Cove (western edge) are shown on the map.  No hunting in safety zones. It is the responsibility of every hunter to know where they are.

HUNTABLE PROPERTY

FIELD DRESSING

Do not field-dress game in the parking lot or otherwise leave any sign or litter in the area. 

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Possession of, or being under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, narcotic drug, barbiturate, or marijuana while hunting within the park property is prohibited.

BAG LIMITS 

Deer and turkey shall be checked in at any approved TWRA checking station, on the TWRA website, or by the TWRA mobile application. Sherwood Forest/Hawkins Cove does not have a checking station.

Statewide bag and possession limits apply.

BAITING

The placement or depositing of any type of food to feed or mineral block to attract wildlife is prohibited.

CAMPING 

Fires of any kind and camping are prohibited.

DOG TRAINING FOR SMALL GAME

The training of dogs is strictly prohibited.

HORSES

The use of horses is prohibited.

MOTORIZED VEHICLES

ATV/UTV use is limited to the Sherwood Forest Hunter Access Road only and is open only during deer gun season. ATV use is for retrieval of harvested deer from the Hunter Access road to the parking lot. No motorized vehicles are allowed at Hawkins Cove.

NATURAL FEATURES

The intentional or wanton destruction, defacement, or removal of a natural or cultural feature or non-renewable natural resource is prohibited.

HUNTING AT SOUTH CUMBERLAND | PERMITS

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. There is no fee. Once you register, you will be emailed your permit. A paper copy of your permit must be kept with you or on your cell phone while hunting. Please be prepared to show it to a ranger, if asked. Permits expire at the end of Deer season, every year. A TWRA hunting license is also required. Visit TWRA for complete details.

SOUTH CUMBERLAND HUNTING PERMIT