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Cumberland Mt SP, TN

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Cumberland Mt SP is located on TN-127, about 5 miles south of Crossville, TN. The park is on the Cumberland Plateau at an elevation of about 1800'. Main attractions are the golf course, restaurant and 15 miles of hiking trails.

Tel: 800 250-8618

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When we last visited Cumberland Mountain three years ago, the campground was not very crowded at all. Although this visit was at about the same time of the year, it was the end of Easter week, which must have been a vacation week, for the campground was quite busy. We were on site 46 this time.

Date of visit: Apr 07

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The next morning we decided that we felt a little hemmed in, so we moved to site 35, down at the end of the row. It was much more pleasant with neighbors not so close.

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Lots of empty sites to choose from on our early April visit in 2007. Since it had just turned cold, we chose a sunny site, #32. After putting out the levelling blocks and hooking up the electric, we discovered the lever-handle on the water tap was totally broken. Fortunately we had just added some fresh water to our tank this morning.

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There are 5 campground loops with a total of 145 sites. Here in the foreground are sites 29 and 30.

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Site 57 on the right, with 55 next to it.

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Site 84 on the left, 83 to the right.

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This picture really captures the feel of the campground, a nice mix of sun and trees. Here is site 73.

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Area 5 is up on a hill. Here we're looking down at the sites in the 120's.

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Area 4 seems to be the oldest loop. The tip is that the electrical boxes are on the passenger side of the rig. Site 101 is at left.

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Area 4 is also the most shaded area. Site 111 is at left.

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Area 1 is where you will find the 14 sites with sewer hookups. That's site 21 to the right.

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Site 9 in foreground; 11 on the left (with the pop-up).

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Each of the 5 areas has a bathhouse. Most are like this one in area 2. Showers don't have any place for your clothes, and there was a stopped-up toilet. Area 5 has a new bathhouse.

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It's a half-mile walk from the CG to the Park Restaurant, which serves buffet-style each noon and night. Liz and I enjoyed our supper overlooking the lake.

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The Crab Orchard stone dam/bridge is the largest masonry structure built by the CCC.

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The downstream side of the bridge/dam.

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Just below the dam is the Mill House Lodge. It's a great place for large families or groups of up to 16 people.

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There are 37 cabins available for rent. Some, such as this one, overlook the lake.

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A big attraction at Cumberland Mountain is the hiking opportunities that the park provides, miles of trails around the lake, up the river and through the woods. One day we hiked a three-mile trail.

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The next day we walked the 2.5 mile Byrd Creek Trail.

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At our last stop, we found a fellow with his gray water hose draining right onto the ground. Here we found this guy....balanced on ONE jack, with 2 flat stones under it. Hope they don't bounce around inside too much.

Amenities

145 camp sites: All have E(30A)/W (14 have sewer)

Dump station available

Rates: $20

Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) Service

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Restaurant, Gift Shop

Fshing, Boating, Swimming, Hiking, Golf

Cumberland Homesteads Tower/Museum

Cumberland County Playhouse

Crabtreet House Living History Museum

 

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