05-29-2020: The bridge on the Fiery Gizzard is washed out. The trail is open to cross at your own risk, but If the water is high the trail is closed to through hikers. Grundy Forest Day Loop is open. Foster Falls to Small Wilds is open.
South Cumberland State Park is seeing high-impact visitation patterns at Foster Falls, Greeter Falls and the Grundy Forest Trailheads. Visitors should please conduct themselves in responsible manners when visiting these areas:
If no parking spaces are available, please choose a different destination. Parking along the sides of the roads and in undesignated areas is prohibited.
Carry in what you carry out. Litter destroys the natural environments for which the park was created to preserve.
Please stay on the trail and avoid cliff jumping and other risky behaviors.
Tennessee State Parks are open for day-use visitors and overnight guests. We do provide travel tips and FAQs for those wishing to visit our parks. Availability of inventory for online booking may be lower than normal as the park pursues social distancing.
Certain parks or areas of parks may close if they reach capacity. Events may have limited capacity. Park hours may vary from normal operations in response to COVID-19.
Please Note: Masks are required inside all state park facilities. For more information about this and other guidelines, please see our Keeping Visitors Healthy page to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.