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Cumberland Mountain State Park

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24 Office Dr, Crossville, TN 38555
+1 931-484-6138
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seafood buffet

The park has a nice restaurant with a seafood buffet. The park is nice with trails, wildlife and... read more

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The park has an outstanding restaurant with a great gift shop. There is also a small museum on the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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.
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“paddle boats” (13 reviews)
“banana pudding” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
24 Office Dr, Crossville, TN 38555
+1 931-484-6138
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Reviewed yesterday

The park has a nice restaurant with a seafood buffet. The park is nice with trails, wildlife and beauty.

Thank AdventurousJanis
Reviewed 6 days ago

The park has an outstanding restaurant with a great gift shop. There is also a small museum on the other side of the parking lot with picnic tables on its patio. This museum is one of three facilities that feature the history of the "New...More

Thank gretam107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed visiting the falls and walking along the banks of the river. The falls are lovely, and seeing the morning sun creating rainbows in the mists was terrific.

Thank ATL2World
Reviewed 3 October 2017

CMSP is one of the prettiest of our Tennessee State Parks. I have hiked the trails around the lake, run races on the trails, played on the playgrounds, canoed and paddle boarded and have eaten in the wonderful restaurant. We host our family reunion at...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We went with friends for a lovely walk. We did the long walk. I think it is 2.5 miles. You can hire a canoe if you want, or go for a swim.

Thank mjribbink
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This place is great for hiking or having a picnic. There are trails that go all around the lake there and also an excellent restaurant onsite.

Thank Teri K
Reviewed 16 September 2017

What an awesome place .We enjoyed the Peace and Quiet . As well as the Beauty of this park...We fed the Geese and watched a young boy talking to them .It looked as if they were hearing his every word

Thank starfish2357moore
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I went to see the view and ended up hiking a trail. The weather was sunny and cool. It was a beautiful day to be in the park. Also went to lunch at the buffet...Yum1 They will help you with anything you need. Lovely outing!

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Chattanooga, and still have a lot of family in Tennessee (Go Vols!). We try and have our reunion at different places each year, and decided that, this year, we would have it at Cumberland Mountain State Park. I had not been...More

Thank Jim G B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Fish on Fridays & BBQ ribs on Sat. Both are very good but the ribs are the best. Done in their own smoker. Buffet style along with good veggies & deserts. The view from the windows is great.

Thank easamkt
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Jessica D
13 June 2017|
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Response from temple574 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any but I do not know.
28 May 2017|
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Response from LNS4 | Reviewed this property |
solid responses on the forum. You can also rent kayaks, SUP boards, paddle boats and pontoon boats at Fairfield Glade Boat marina which is 14 mins or 9 miles away from the hotel.
19 May 2017|
Response from CandiInTn |
Yes lots of dogs on leash and there are dog friendly cabins too.