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 Friends of Cumberland Mountain State Park (FCMSP) are again seeking donations to provide a year of food and supplies for the four raptors at the Aviary.  These birds are wounded or are imprinted on humans and cannot be returned to the wild. The Friends of the Park committed to helping the park with this cost each year since the Aviary was completed in 2016.

A campaign is being started this December 2022, to raise the amount needed to feed the 3 owls and a hawk for 2023.  The price of food has gone up, so the need is $5,560 (up from the previous years goal of $5,000).

Donations can be made through PayPal or mail to PO Box 3021, Crossville, TN 38557 or drop it off in the donation box at the park office, 24 Office Dr., Crossville, TN 38555.

Click the PayPal donation button above to donate.


The Aviary

At Cumberland Mountain State Park