South Cumberland State Park Article

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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.
TypeTennessee State Park
Location Franklin, Grundy, Marion and Sequatchie counties
Coordinates 35°15′32″N 85°47′20″W / 35.259°N 85.789°W / 35.259; -85.789
SOUTH CUMBERLAND STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

35°15′32″N 85°47′20″W / 35.259°N 85.789°W / 35.259; -85.789
Area25,539 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.

Areas

Savage Gulf State Natural Area, August 2012

Distinct areas contained within the park include:

  • Savage Gulf State Natural Area
  • Fiery Gizzard Trail
  • Grundy Forest State Natural Area
  • Grundy Lakes
  • Denny Cove
  • Carter State Natural Area (Lost Cove ["Buggytop"] Cave)
  • Foster Falls
  • Sewanee Natural Bridge State Natural Area
  • Hawkins Cove State Natural Area
  • Sherwood Forest

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

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.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "Fiery Gizzard Trail: Difficult but interesting overnight trail along Fiery Creek Gorge". Secret Falls. Retrieved May 6, 2012.