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South Cumberland Recreation Area

Address: Lake Road, Tracy City, TN, Monteagle, TN 37387
Phone Number: 931-924-2980
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Monteagle
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Miles of trails and scenic areas.
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English first
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409 reviews 409 reviews
284 attraction reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I visited the Sewanee Natural Bridge which is only one of ten separate parts of this unusual state park. The ten sections are scattered miles apart from each other and consist of waterfalls, natural bridges, lakes and deep gulfs. As such, it is difficult to write a review unless people understand that most people visit only one or two sections.... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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153 reviews 153 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I went to SCSP on 9/27 which is what my title is about.I met a park ranger and his wife for a private hike to the Stone Door.It was advertized but nobody else showed up.The walk back to the first overlook was easy.Ranger Aaron and his wife were very friendly and knowlegable.The actual Stone Door is a cool feature were... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful area. Park and get out and explore. The coke ovens are amazing. I think this would be a beautiful spot in the fall whent he leaves change. Bring your camera and enjoy.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a unique and rugged wilderness with something to offer all four seasons. The Spring flowers are subtle and intricate, during summer the swimming holes are playful and refreshing, in the fall forest foliage is delightful, and the winter is wonderland! Rock climbing, birding, hiking, and FABULOUS bluff vistas.

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Kent, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Very clean,alot of nice people. The park was well rounded,and the rangers were very kind and helpful. I would recommend this park to any traveler and we will return in the fall.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

In the center of Sequatchie Valley, a 65-mile long valley in the Cumberland Plateau region of the Appalachian Mountains is “Hang Gliding Capital of the East” Dunlap TN we went to a place called the” Club House” were the Tennessee Tree Toppers hang out , very welcoming to new comers a hang gliding community of pilots and friends, not really... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This park had a few short, but moderate hikes to 2 nice trail ends that we took. There were more trails to hike, but the kids could only tolerate these 2 being they were both around a mile each. One of the trails ended at some rapids along the river that the kids could get in and play around in.... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

When I first moved this area this is one place I really enjoyed taking my family. My kids are grown now and still going to visit Foster Falls. We have used the facilities in Monteagle many times for family functions, church functions and many other group functions. All great!

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Monteagle, TN
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The South Cumberland Recreation Area attracts devotees from all across the country because of its diversity of activities. There are streams, waterfalls, wooded hikes, bluff hikes and canyon hikes in addition to superior camping facilities

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

There is really so much to do here! Trails, caves, waterfalls, coke ovens, forests, swimming, boating, camping, swimming, and a ton of local history. This park encompasses several counties and everything is within about 30 minutes each other. Stay in Monteagle and and make a weekend of it!

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