How to Plan a Vacation to One of Tennessee’s Scenic Wonders
Cumberland Mountain State Park offers everything you need for a fun-filled, low-cost family vacation. If not, the city of Crossville will most certainly have it.
Cumberland Mountain State Park is located on the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee. Comprised of 1,720 acres of breathtaking natural scenery and wildlife which seems to beckon visitors to explore.
The quaint city of Crossville offers nearby shopping and many other amenities for the family that would like to leave nature behind for a day or evening out.
Rustic cabins are set among the trees and native shrubs with parking in front of each cabin. All are fully furnished with linens, cable television, and a fully equipped kitchen. Cabins have a picnic table, grill and firewood is stacked near cabins for those cool nights. Most cabins have fireplaces. The friendly office staff will be happy to answer questions about the size of the cabins. Phone them at (931)-484-6138.
Tents and RV’s have the choice of 147 campsites, each with a grill and picnic table. A bathhouse is also available for campers.
Easy to moderate trails wind around Byrd Lake and through the woods. Overnight camping is allowed on one of the longer trails. Trail maps can be picked up at the park office.
Boating and Fishing
Paddleboats, canoes, and rowboats are available for rent at the boat dock on Byrd Lake from May through October. Private boats are not allowed on the lake.
Fishing from the bank is permitted unless otherwise marked. The park office can advise on license and park permits for fishing.
Picnic and Pavilion Facilities
Picnic tables with grills are situated around the common areas in the park. Four pavilions are available for larger gatherings.
The park offers a pool, tennis courts, badminton, basketball, softball, volleyball, horseshoes, and a playground for the little ones.
The restaurant at the park is open seven days a week during the summer months and serves a variety of dishes.
Park rangers are available for programs year-round. A seasonal naturalist provides interpretive programs from June through August.
Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain is one of the Jack Nicklaus designed courses.
The cabins, campground, and swimming pool are accessible to people with disabilities.
Nearby Points of Interest
The city of Crossville has a variety of things to see and do, from folksy to a fine art.
The Homestead Museum
This museum is one mile from the park entrance and should not be passed up. Housed in this museum is the history of The Homestead Community.
Adult Day Trips
- Stonehaus Winery
- Chestnut Hill Winery
The Cumberland County Playhouse Theatre presents a variety of plays throughout the year.
The city of Crossville always seems to have a celebration or festival of some sort going on. Anyone of them would be a great way to spend a day. A more comprehensive list can be found on the Crossville website.
- Spring Depot Days Fine Arts-April
- Firecracker Classic and Fireworks-July
- Jaycee Rodeo-August
- Pioneer Days-September
- Fall Depot Days Fine Crafts-September
- Christmas Parade-December
The World’s Longest Yardsale runs through the city in August and is great fun for those searching for handcrafted items and other treasures. For more on this event, see “The World’s Longest Yard Sale” by Christine Nyholm.
For More Information and Cabin Reservations:
24 Office Drive
Crossville, TN 38555
Cabin Reservations: 800-250-8618