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.
Type Tennessee State Park
Location Franklin, Grundy, Marion and Sequatchie counties
Area 25,539 acres (103.35 km2)

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.


Distinct areas contained within the park include:

  • Savage Gulf State Natural Area
  • Stone Door
  • Grundy Forest State Natural Area
  • Grundy Lakes State Natural Area and Park
  • Hawkins Cove State Natural Area
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lee Carter State Natural Area
  • Foster Falls Campground
  • Sewanee Bridge State Natural

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.[1]


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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