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. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 as a project of the Farm Security Administration to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau. The Homestead Museum, located one mile from the park, depicts the Cumberland Homestead Community of the 1930's. This community built the park along with help from the CCC and WPA.
This park is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project.
The park is located around Byrd Lake, a man-made lake created by the impoundment of Byrd Creek in the 1930s. The park is set on the Cumberland Plateau and 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.
Cumberland Mountain State Park has many options for overnight accommodations. Cumberland Mountain has a combined total of 145 tent and RV campsites with hookups provided. Thirty and 50 amp service and standard 110 volt outlets are now available. The sites run approximately $23/night depending on service provided.
The Area 4 campsites and bathhouse are not handicap accessible, but handicap accessible sites and bathhouses are available in camping areas one, two and three. A few campsites are also available in area five. In areas 2, 3, and 5, tents are not allowed on the grass.
Picnic tables, grills and bathhouse facilities are also provided. There is a $3 shower fee for non-campers. Seven adults are allowed to camp at each site. Sites may have two tents or one tent and one camper.
An overnight backpacking campsite is available on our eight mile backpacking trail. Please check-in and check-out at the park office. You will be asked to provide your full name, license plate number, vehicle description, number in party and length of stay.
Many great hiking trails! Free Parking, really cool bridge!
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