South Cumberland State Park
|South Cumberland State Park|
South Cumberland State Park points of interest. Clockwise: Greeter Falls, the trail down Stone Door, Laurel Gulf Overlook, Stone Door Scenic Overlook.
|Type||Tennessee State Park|
|Location||Franklin, Grundy, Marion and Sequatchie counties|
|Area||25,539 acres (103.35 km2)|
|Website||South Cumberland State Park|
The park is one of Tennessee's newer state parks. It is a collection of 10 areas in four counties.
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. Crossing in and out of the park's various sections, the Fiery Gizzard Trail is renowned for its beauty and diversity.
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.
- South Cumberland State Park
- Tennessee Natural Areas - Savage Gulf
- Tennessee Natural Areas - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lee Carter Natural Area
- Tennessee Natural Areas - Grundy Forest
- Tennessee Natural Areas - Hawkins Cove
- Friends of South Cumberland State Park
- "National Natural Landmarks - National Natural Landmarks (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
Year designated: 1971
- "Fiery Gizzard Trail: Difficult but interesting overnight trail along Fiery Creek Gorge". Secret Falls. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
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