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Cumberland Mountain State Park
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Crossville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project, a New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration that helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau. The park is located around Byrd Lake, a man-made lake created by the impoundment of Byrd Creek in the 1930s. The park provides numerous recreational activities, including hiking, swimming, picnicking and interpretive programs. The park also features a popular area restaurant and separate recreation hall that can accommodate up to 250 people.
Reviewed July 2, 2014

I met a friend there. It was getting late, but, the food was still fresh and well-maintained. The line moved well; believe me, there was a line. Even though I'm sure the staff had to be exhausted, all were polite and attentive. Price fit well with the fare. The large buffet had something for every taste and age. Dessert was a little picked-over, but, it was actually after closing, still good though. There was even a beautiful view of the lake, which really added to the enjoyment as it was highly relaxing to see light reflections dancing on the ripples. Nice!

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a beautiful state park, all original buildings were done by the Tennessee CCC, including the wonderful old stone bridge. In this park you will find a campground (with some full hookups), lodge and picnic grounds.

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

So much to do rain or shine kayak or trail, olympic pool or horse shoes. Enjoy the great outdoors! Trails are well marked and there is one for all levels.

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

They received a grant, so all boats with exception of paddle boats are free to use this summer (weather permitting). Campgrounds are under renovations, so we can't camp like we would like to, once that is fixed I would give this place a better rating. Excellent pool, nice playground area, rustic cabins available for rent, there's a lot to do here. I haven't eaten at the restaurant yet but I've heard that it's very good.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We drove through the park just to see what all was offered and I wish that we would have had more time to visit. The cabins looked cute & cozy, beautiful areas for a picnic or pictures. Wished we would have had more te.

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