South Cumberland State Park Campgrounds — Tennessee State Parks

South Cumberland State Park

Campground


Foster Falls Campground

Rates: $18 — $35 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Reservations Required

The Foster Falls campground has 26 rustic campsites ideal for tents or small trailers. The Foster Falls Campground is the only camping area in the park where guests may park a car and/or pop-ups next to the campsite. The campground is open year-round. All sites have a fire ring and a picnic table. Most sites are wooded, offering some shade and have a level, gravel surface. A few are on a slight incline. There are no water or electric hook-ups but a restroom and heated showers are available. No gas generators are allowed at the Foster Falls Campground.

This site is open to vehicles.


Primitive Campsites

Rates: $8 — $25 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

South Cumberland has primitive group campsites at most Savage Gulf campgrounds. These sites can accommodate from 30-60 campers, depending on the site and location.

The Hobbs Cabin is a beautiful rustic cabin with fireplace that can house a group of six people.


Backcountry Camping

Rates: $8 — $12 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Reservations Required

South Cumberland boasts over 90 miles of backpacking trails with 93 campsites, eight group sites and one rustic lodge, the Hobbs Cabin. These campsites are located within 12 designated back country campgrounds across the Fiery Gizzard and Savage Gulf trail systems. South Cumberland encourages visitors to reserve your campsite early to ensure you have a site upon arrival. Remember, follow all park rules and be prepared to have a rewarding backcountry experience.

All campsites are limited to four adults and two children. Children are defined as ages 13 and younger. Site capacity information can be found under site features on the campsite reservation page. Please look closely at your campsite's capacity when reserving.

Each site has a designated fire ring. Hiking is required to reach the sites, although a few sites are available at only 120 yards from the parking lot. Water must be filtered from natural sources or carried in, be sure to check with the ranger stations about water availability. A pit toilet is also available at each campground.


Policies & Disclaimers

Firewood Policy

All campfires should be made with heat-treated wood, or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Certified heat-treated wood is available to purchase from concessionaires in many of the campgrounds as well as from vendors in the communities around the park. Certified heat-treated firewood is packaged and clearly marked with a state or federal seal.

To learn more about Don't Move Firewood, visit www.dontmovefirewood.org.
To learn more about pests that threaten Tennessee, visit www.protecttnforests.org

To find the locations of certified wood vendors at www.firewoodscout.org/s/Tennessee