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Cumberland Mountain State Park consists of 1,720 acres situated around Byrd Lake, a man-made lake created by the impoundment of Byrd Creek in the 1930s.  

Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project, a New Deal-era initiative that helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community.  The original families of Homestead built the park with help from the Civilian Conversation Corps and the Works Progress Administration.  The park was deeded to the state of Tennessee in 1938.

CMSP currently maintains 37 rustic cabins, plus the Mill House Lodge. There are a total of 147 campsites at the park’s campgrounds, and one back-country campsite located along the Cumberland Overnight Trail.

The park also includes an olympic-sized swimming pool, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, 4 tennis courts, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, basketball, badminton, and volleyball courts.  The Bear Trace golf course is a 6,900-yard par 72 course open year-round!

Byrd Lake provides fishing and paddle boating opportunities.  Several miles of hiking trails meander through the park, mostly following Byrd Creek and trailing through the adjacent hills.

The park is also home to the Homestead Harvest Restaurant–open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner; serving a variety of family favorites!

24 Office Dr. | Crossville, TN 38555

Opening hours

  • Monday
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sunday
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm