Little Gizzard Hike on May 10 at 2 p.m. CT
This strenuous trek along the Little Gizzard is not for the faint of heart, but those who dare will be rewarded with a true glimpse into life in the gulfs. For more information call 931-924-2980.
South Cumberland is one of the newer Tennessee State Parks. Almost all of our park lies atop the Cumberland Plateau and, unlike most state parks, ours is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties. The Visitor Center is located between Monteagle and Tracy City on Highway 41. From here the various components of our park are managed. Visitors can also obtain information and directions from the visitor center.
Events and Programs
South Cumberland is in the Central Time Zone
Savage Gulf Slideshow on Sun., May 5 at 3 p.m.
Join Ranger George at Savage Gulf ranger station for an informative slideshow full of beautiful pictures of this wonderful Tennessee natural and historical resource named Savage Gulf.
Little Gizzard Creek Walk on Fri., May 10 at 2 p.m.
This strenuous trek along the Little Gizzard is not for the faint of heart, but those who dare will be rewarded with a true glimpse into life in the gulfs. Call 931-924-2980 for more information.
Stone Door Mini-Loop on Sat., May 18 at 10 a.m.
Ranger Jason is leading an easy 4.5 mile loop that travels along the rim of Big Creek gulf. Meet at the Stone Door ranger station for this good introduction to day hiking.
Meadow Trail Night Hike on Fri., May 24 at 8 p.m.
Meet the naturalist at the South Cumberland Visitor Center parking lot for an easy 2-mile round trip hike. Join us to see and hear the differences of the night time at the park. Bring a flashlight.
Grundy Forest Hike on Sat., May 25 at 9 a.m.
Meet the Naturalist at the Grundy Forest parking lot to explore the head waters of the Fiery Gizzard. This is a 3-mile moderate hike.
Savage Falls Hike on Sat., May 25 at 9 a.m.
Meet the Naturalist at Savage Gulf Ranger Station for a moderate 4-mile roundtrip hike to see Savage Falls. Bring plenty of water and don’t forget your camera.
Critter Inspection on Sun., May 26 at 1 p.m.
The bugs are out. And we need your help! Bring your powers of observation and your critter catching skills to help the Naturalist identify and inspect the insects around The Visitor Center grounds.
View April Schedule
Programs are available on all topics of natural resources (animals, plants, etc.) upon request. A monthly program schedule is available at the Visitor Center.
Sewanee Natural Bridge
Fiery Gizzard Trail
Dragonflies and Damselflies Checklist
The park has two picnic pavilions. Grundy Forest accommodates around 25 people and the pavillion close to the visitor center holds around 50-60 people. Pavilions may be reserved by calling 931-924-2980.
There are eight individual picnic areas, each equipped with grills. The seating capacity ranges from ten to 50 depending on the particular picnic site.
Tennis Courts (2)
Recreation Center hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The park museum displays the natural and cultural history of the South Cumberland area. Admission is free.
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For more information call: 931-924-2980 or Fax: 931-924-2956.
Grundy Lakes offers swimming and picnic facilities in one of Grundy Countys most historic areas. Grundy Lakes is the site of the Lone Rock Coke Ovens where locally mined coal was converted to coke using convict labor until 1896. The coke ovens remain as a historic reminder of these times.
Tour buses are welcome at the park