State Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher has issued a burn ban for Marion, Robertson, Rutherford, Sequatchie, Smith, Wilson and Van Buren counties. The burn ban is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.
State Park areas impacted by the burn ban include
Bledsoe Creek State Park (Ban lifted 10/07/2019)
Cumberland Trail State Scenic Park: Portions near Dunlap, Tennessee, and parts of North Chick.
Fall Creek Falls State Park (Ban lifted 10/16/2019)
Long Hunter State Park (Ban lifted 10/07/2019)
Port Royal State Park (Ban lifted 10/07/2019)
South Cumberland State Park: Father Adamz, Savage Station, Small Wilds, and Foster Falls Campgrounds.
Campfires, cooking fires, burn barrels, and grills (gas or wood-fired) are some of the prohibited types of fires. Natural or propane gas grills are acceptable.
A violation of a Commissioner of Agriculture imposed burn ban is considered reckless burning and is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor which carries a fine of $2,500 and/or up to 11 months 29 days in jail.
Weather conditions remain dry across the state. You can learn more about fire safety and view any active or new burn bans at burnsafetn.org
Updated May 13, 2019: Trail Segment Closures
Trail South of the Devil’s Breakfast Table Trailhead - extending to the Daddy’s Creek Trailhead and RMA - remains incomplete and closed. The trail can be picked up again, to the south, at the Daddy’s Creek Trailhead.
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Please exercise extreme caution while enjoying creek areas, including waterfalls. Water levels may change suddenly, running high and moving fast in many areas and posing increased safety risk. Maps and hiking planning info are available at www.cumberlandtrail.guide.
All Counties: All caves on lands managed by the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail are closed to the public at this time due to White Nose Syndrome.