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.


It’s that time of year again! Our annual Aviary Bird Food Campaign for 2024 is here and we are ready for your support. This year’s food campaign goal is $6,000. Please show your support by donating to our wildlife ambassadors housed in the park’s aviary. These nonreleaseable birds help park rangers educate the kids of Cumberland County, as well as, surrounding counties in our state.

To donate on our website simply click the PayPal “DONATE” button above.

Additional donations can be made by mail to PO Box 3021, Crossville, TN 38557, or dropped off in the donation box at the park office, 24 Office Dr., Crossville, TN 38555.

Click the PayPal donation button above to be directed to a secure site to donate.


The Aviary

At Cumberland Mountain State Park