of Cumberland Mountain State Park

Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the greater Cumberland Homesteads Project, a New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration that helped relocate poverty-stricken families on the Cumberland Plateau to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau.

Friends of CMSP raise money solely for the benefit of the park.
For more information on the Friends Group and projects, they have completed click the tab at the top of the page.

HOW TO DONATE: Click the PayPal donate button below, enter the amount you wish to donate and required personal info, and submit. It’s that simple. Friends of Cumberland Mountain State Park give 100% of the donations to the park. We appreciate your love and support for Cumberland Mountain. All transactions are secure through PayPal.


The Park needs help each year with the cost of the aviary and is very grateful for our support of this project.  Covid issues have kept us from conducting some of our usual fund raisers again this year. We are starting a campaign this month to raise the $5,000 it takes to feed our three owls and one hawk for a year.  Park visitors enjoy visiting the aviary and the birds are used for education with shows at the park all summer and in schools.

Last year members who renewed contributed $925 for aviary food. Please consider donating for this worthy cause this year with your renewal!

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The Aviary

At Cumberland Mountain State Park

Byrd Creek Trail Run