South Cumberland State Park – Tennessee

4 October, 2019

South Cumberland State Park – Tennessee

South Cumberland State Park has over 90 miles of trails where you’ll discover waterfalls, wildflowers, vistas, and historical areas. Besides hiking and backpacking, the park is well known for its rock-climbing routes. Spots like the gorge near Foster Falls have both sport and traditional routes while Denny Cove has over 150 routes. The Stone Door is a big rocky ledge above the lush forest. Registration for all rock climbing is required.

If you prefer, you can hike to the Stone Door and places like Foster Falls. The park also offers multiple programs throughout the year, including interpretive walks, canoeing, introductory rock climbing, animal shows, instructional classes, stargazing, creek critter surveys, and more.

Ninety-three campsites (and one rustic lodge, the Hobbs Cabin) are located within 12 backcountry campgrounds across the Fiery Gizzard and Savage Gulf trail systems within South Cumberland State Park. Rates are $8-$45 per night. The Foster Falls campground has 26 rustic campsites ideal for tents or small trailers. Reservations are required for Foster Falls and backcountry camping. The campground is open year-round.

Earl Hunter,

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