Cumberland Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide

Tennessee

At more than 1,700 acres of beautiful southeastern countryside situated around and alongside the scenic Byrd Lake, Cumberland Mountain State Park is a popular destination for both Tennessee locals and those coming from further afield -- and for good reason. Along with its array of fun outdoor activities to pursue, it’s also home to a variety of modern conveniences and amenities like picnic pavilions, rentable cabins, a restaurant, and a full-size golf course.

Those drawn to the water will find ample opportunities for paddling, swimming, and fishing, and there are plenty of hiking trails to tackle if you’d rather keep your feet on dry land. The park is also popular amongst bird watchers, who come to see the herons, belted kingfishers, and ducks who flock to this park to weather the long northern winters.

For all the details you need to enjoy a fun and relaxing Cumberland Mountain State Park vacation, read on!

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Weather
Spring 34 F - 77 F
Summer 60 F - 86 F
Fall 32 F - 80 F
Winter 25 F - 50 F
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Nearby Cities
Crossville, Tennessee
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cumberland Mountain State Park

Cumberland Mountain State Park does have an onsite campground, offering a combined total of 145 tent and RV campsites with hookups provided. Both 30- and 50- amp service is available, as well as standard 110-volt outlets, and on-site grills, picnic areas, and bathhouses are available.

With affordable prices ranging between $32-$35 nightly, it’s no surprise that the Cumberland Mountain State Park campground fills up fast! Fortunately, there are some other options available in the area, whether you’re tent camping or you’ve upgraded to an RVshare rental.

The Ballyhoo Family Campground

Located only minutes from the entrance to the state park, the Ballyhoo Family Campground is a great first choice if you couldn’t quite make reservations at Cumberland Mountain fast enough. With full hookups and fun organized events at prices that match the park’s, it’s the perfect spot to settle!

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: hiking trails, open field for sports and games, bath house, organized events

Crossville/I-40 KOA

If you’ve been camping for a while, chances are you’ve stayed in a KOA or four -- and you know why they’re considered industry standard. The Crossville/I-40 KOA is no different. With big-rig-friendly accommodations, an on-site dog park, and a well-stocked campground store complete with propane and firewood, you’ll definitely be set for your stay!

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: on-site dog park, air conditioned recreation room, play room with pool and ping pong, 1-mile walking and biking trail, tour guide and shopping shuttle

Bean Pot Campground

Free Wifi, free coffee, and a swimming pool -- along with luxurious full-hookup sites? Sign us up! All these and more are reasons Bean Pot Campground is a great spot to spend your Cumberland Mountain State Park 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: clubhouse with kitchen facilities, on-site campground store with propane, laundry, TV room, book exchange, swimming pool, horseshoe pit

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What to Do at
Cumberland Mountain State Park

Inside Cumberland Mountain State Park

So: what is there to do inside Cumberland Mountain State Park, anyway?

So glad you asked.

Fishing, boating, and paddling - Byrd Lake is one of the biggest draws of this beautiful countryside locale, and paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and fishing boats available for rental, you’ve got plenty of ways to explore it. Fishing is also permitted to licensed fisherfolk, who can reel in stocked trout in the winter and bass, bluegill, and catfish year round.

Swimming - Whether it’s the lake or the Olympic-sized swimming pool, complete with both one-meter and three-meter diving boards, you can definitely get wet and wild to beat the Tennessee heat! 

Hiking and biking - With 14 miles of walking trails and the state’s very first dedicated mountain bike trail as well, if you’re looking for terrestrial fun, there’s no shortage at Cumberland Mountain State Park.

Outside Cumberland Mountain State Park

As easy as it would be to spend your entire vacation inside Cumberland Mountain State Park, there’s also plenty to see and do outside its boundaries!

Restaurants

No matter how devoted you are to your state park adventure, you’re going to have to slow down for a bite to eat at some point. We recommend the following area restaurants for a great meal and an affordable price.

Homestead Harvest Restaurant

If you’re looking for a great sit-down dining option, the good news is, you don’t have to go very far. The park itself is home to this beautiful, comforting eatery, serving up southern-style favorites with a view.

Location: Inside the Park

Stagecoach Place Cafe

You can’t go wrong with Italian -- and at this local favorite, authentic Old World eats are the specialty. From homemade pasta to freshly-baked pastries, you can get all those carbs you need to take on your great outdoor adventure!

Location: Crossville, Tennessee

Cancun Mexican Restaurant

You don’t have to head south of the border to enjoy some spice now and then. From tacos to tostadas and everything in between, Cancun Mexican Restaurant has everything your heart desires… and it’s all made from scratch, to boot!

Location: Crossville, Tennessee

Shopping

Sightseeing

Here are worthwhile things to add to your itinerary while you’re in the area.

Chuckles

If you’ve got kids along for the trip, you can’t miss a visit to Chuckles, which offers a wide variety of family-friendly amusements, from laser tag to miniature golf to an old-school arcade. They’ve also put in a brand-new batting cage, and offer special packages for birthday parties!

Location: Crossville, Tennessee

Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum

Built in 1937-1938 as a project of FDR’s New Deal, this iconic structure was originally intended to house the administrative offices of the Cumberland Homesteads. It houses a 50,000 gallon water tank and also a winding stairway, which leads to a lookout platform with a stunning view at the top. Be sure to meander around the museum exhibits on the ground floor, which offer artifacts, documents, and photos from the 1930s and 40s.

Location: Crossville, Tennessee

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How to Get to
Cumberland Mountain State Park

Cumberland Mountain State Park is located just south of the town of Crossville, Tennessee, which is just about midway between Knoxville and Nashville along I-40. You can also find the park by plugging the following address into your GPS system.

Cumberland Mountain State Park

24 Office Drive 

Crossville, Tennessee 38555

Entering Cumberland Mountain State Park

Like all Tennessee state parks, there’s no fee to enter Cumberland Mountain State Park -- though fees may be assessed for camping, use of rental equipment, and other facilities. Park day-use areas are open year-round between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. local time.

No matter where your adventurous heart takes you and whether you get there in your RVshare rental or some other mode of travel, we can’t wait to hear all about your trip! Send us photos and details directly at [email protected], or tag us in your social media posts. We may share your story on our own Facebook, Instagram, or blog!