South Cumberland State Park RV & Campground Guide


South Cumberland State Park sits within four different Tennessee counties – Sequatchie, Franklin, Marion, and Grundy – and is composed of 30,845 acres offering hiking and backcountry camping opportunities. The park features beautiful waterfalls, cascading streams, rocky gorges, lush woodlands, and spectacular rock formations. Visitors come to see the large waterfalls, with the tallest being Foster Falls in Marion County. Twelve trailheads provide hiking access through most sections of the park's unique ecosystems and ravines of the Southern Cumberland Plateau. The visitor center contains exhibits illustrating local history and wildlife with some audio and visual presentations available. Three main cities located near the state park are Monteagle, Tracy City, and Cowan.

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Spring 25-81 F
Summer 47-90 F
Fall 27-83 F
Winter 9-65 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in South Cumberland State Park

South Cumberland State Park is a great place to visit throughout the year, whether it's for a week or an all-day adventure. One amazing thing about this park is its proximity to amazing RV camping opportunities. Not an RV owner? No worries because RVshare has you covered. Check out the peer-to-peer platform on RVshare to find an RV that suits your family size and budget.

Foster Falls Campground

Foster Falls Campground sits inside of South Cumberland State Park. There are 26 rustic campsites ideal for tents and small trailers with no hookups, but heated showers and restrooms are available. All sites have a fire pit ring and a picnic table. The campsites are within walking distance of over 90 miles of backpacking trails, rock climbing, and a swimming pool. Pets are also welcome.

Manchester KOA Holiday

Featuring several campsites with a concrete pad, full hookups, cable TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi, Manchester KOA Holiday is between Nashville and Chattanooga on I-24 in the heart of Tennessee. This pet-friendly campground sits at the beginning of the Cumberland Plateau that extends to the Great Smoky Mountains. The campground is near The Secret Smokies and many other attractions.

Bigfoot Adventure RV Park and Campground

Experience the Tennessee woods at Bigfoot Adventure RV Park and Campground. Park you're RV on one of the many sites with partial or full hookup options. This campground spans over 500 acres of fun and endless possibilities to experience the great outdoors.

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What to Do at
South Cumberland State Park

Inside South Cumberland State Park

South Cumberland State Park boasts 90 miles of backpacking trails ranging from easy to rugged that give hikers panoramic overlooks, lush woodlands, waterfalls, and streams to observe. Swimming areas are available at Grundy Lakes, in addition to splash pools and creeks located in the park. Grundy Lakes also permits smaller boats with paddles and trolling motors for fishing and outdoor water recreational activities. The park has four large pavilions for party gatherings and eight other remote picnic areas with grills. Other amenities include beach volleyball, tennis, horseshoes, basketball, and baseball; if you don't have the proper equipment for these games, you can rent them at the park office. 

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How to Get to
South Cumberland State Park

From Monteagle, you'll want to head east on West Main Street toward Winston Avenue. Turn left onto Fairmont Avenue. This road will turn slightly right and become US 41 South/Tracy Road. Go roughly two miles and turn left into the state park.

Entering South Cumberland State Park

The South Cumberland State Park hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to sunset daily.

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Frequently Asked Questions About South Cumberland State Park

What is the climate of South Cumberland State Park?

As part of the Cumberland Plateau, this state park has a moderate, rainy climate. Winters are mild, though areas with higher elevations see more snowfall. Spring, summer, and fall temperatures are in the 70s and 80s with high humidity.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at South Cumberland State Park and what is the cost?

South Cumberland State Park requires reservations at Foster Falls campground and at its primitive campsites. The non-refundable cost to reserve your spot is $5 plus other applicable fees and taxes.

Are pets allowed at South Cumberland State Park?

Your furry companions are welcome to join you on South Cumberland State Park's trails. Be sure to keep them leashed and bring proof that they've received their rabies shots. Leave none of their waste behind.

What kind of wildlife can be found in South Cumberland State Park?

This vast wilderness is home to black bears, white-tailed deer, bobcats, hawks, and turtles. You can spot a colony of bats in the park's Lost Cove Cave, and there are numerous birds for bird watchers.

Is South Cumberland State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

South Cumberland State Park has many ADA-compliant areas for everyone to enjoy. The visitor center, restrooms, picnic shelters, and campsites are accessible. Foster Falls and Stone Door have trails and walkways that accommodate wheelchairs.