South Cumberland State Park

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South Cumberland State Park
South Cumberland State Park sights.jpg
South Cumberland State Park points of interest. Clockwise: Greeter Falls, the trail down Stone Door, Laurel Gulf Overlook, Stone Door Scenic Overlook.
TypeTennessee State Park
LocationFranklin, Grundy, Marion and Sequatchie counties
Coordinates35°15′32″N 85°47′20″W / 35.259°N 85.789°W / 35.259; -85.789Coordinates: 35°15′32″N 85°47′20″W / 35.259°N 85.789°W / 35.259; -85.789
Area25,539 acres (103.35 km2)
WebsiteSouth Cumberland State Park

South Cumberland State Park is a state park in the middle and southeast portions of Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau.

The park is one of Tennessee's newer state parks. It is a collection of 10 areas in four counties.

Areas[edit]

Savage Gulf State Natural Area, August 2012

Distinct areas contained within the park include:

  • Savage Gulf State Natural Area
  • Fiery Gizzard Trail
  • Grundy Forest State Natural Area
  • Grundy Lakes
  • Denny Cove
  • Carter State Natural Area (Lost Cove ["Buggytop"] Cave)
  • Foster Falls
  • Sewanee Natural Bridge State Natural Area
  • Hawkins Cove State Natural Area
  • Sherwood Forest

Savage Gulf State Natural Area has been named as a National Natural Landmark.[1] Crossing in and out of the park's various sections, the Fiery Gizzard Trail is renowned for its beauty and diversity.[2]

Camping[edit]

Camping may done at the park's Foster Falls Campground, which includes 26 tent/pop-up camper sites and at 93 backcountry campsites throughout the park.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Natural Landmarks - National Natural Landmarks (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2019-03-28. Year designated: 1971
  2. ^ "Fiery Gizzard Trail: Difficult but interesting overnight trail along Fiery Creek Gorge". Secret Falls. Retrieved May 6, 2012.