During our visit for the Eclipse 2017 the campground was packed. The photographic bridge in the park, built from the local area resources, is my favorite thing in the park. Dans Mountain State Park serves as a day use seasonal recreational facility that covers 481 acres and offers a wide variety of wildlife, streams,scenic beauty, and an Olympic-sized, heated swimming pool. Cumberland Falls is a hiker’s paradise with 17 miles of hiking trails that wind through the park to scenic areas. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. Mountain Biking Bear Creek Lake State Park Add a review #243 of 284 mountain bike trails in Virginia #11,810 in the world. We have approximately four miles of dedicated mountain biking trails. Enjoy Lake Cumberland fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and more in one of the best Kentucky state parks! Visitors can take advantage of the picnic pavillions, amphitheater, gift shop or the planned programs. In Areas 2, 3, and 5, tents are not allowed on the grass. Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD). Fish the 3.5 acre mountain lake. Specialties: This 1,548-acre wooded park is centered on the Cumberland Plateau, elevation 2,000 feet, America's largest forested plateau. Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation. Our site, listed on the web site as "level", was anything but, out of level side-to-side and front-to-back. The Area 4 campsites and bathhouse are not handicap accessible. Black Bass must be a minimum of 15 inches. Cumberland Mountain State Park currently maintains 37 rustic cabins, each of which can accommodate 4 to 10 people, depending on size. Alley Cat and Devil Dog combined is the 3-mile loop. The Manor Area off Route 15, three miles south of Thurmont, has the Scales and Tales Aviary, camping and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace. Website designed and developed by TDEC Division of Digital Media and Publications. Trout are stocked during the winter and bank fishing is allowed except for posted areas. Trout are stocked during the winter and bank fishing is allowed except for posted areas. 3 – Marvel at the iconic Cumberland Mountain State Park bridge. Peter Rabbit is the beginner jump line and Hurricane is the advanced jump line. Personal kayaks, paddleboards, johnboats, and canoes can be launched with a $5.00 lake permit, payable at the boat dock, or park office, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. © Copyright 2020 Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation. For more park and nearby birding locations, view flyer. Photo: Michael Hicks. Admire the beautiful views from one of eight overlooks, hike a trail or fish for bass, crappie and trout in the lake. The park rents fishing boats with electric trolling motors for use on Byrd Lake. The boat dock is open Memorial Day to the end of October, weather permitting. The fishing is better than normal after the level reduction to 37,000 acres. For anglers who want a bite, the park restaurant is open year round and snacks are available at the camp store. Geocaching If you love geocaching then Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is the place to be. The state's grandest CCC structure, a seven-arch sandstone bridge spans Byrd Lake in the park. Take the immediate left at the Cumberland Trail State Park sign and proceed three miles up the narrow and steep paved Black Mountain Road to the paved trailhead parking area on the right. Nature & Parks. The Fiery Gizzard Trail was rated one of the Top 25 in the country by Backpacker Magazine. Site Directions: From Crossville: Travel east on 1-40 to the Crab Orchard Exit 329. 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