State Park Offerings

Arts & Entertainment

Please note: To confirm that these events will occur as listed go to <http://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/southcumberland/#/?park=south-cumberland> or call (931) 924-2980.

Friday, June 5

Denny Cove Waterfall Hike (free)—Join Park Ranger Austin Holman at 2 p.m. at Denny Cove parking lot, 5949 Hwy. 150/U.S. Hwy. 41, Sequatchie for this approximately 3-mile hike. The trail is moderate to strenuous and fairly rocky. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots are advised. Also dress with weather in mind. Bring a minimum of 32 oz. of water and a snack. 

Saturday, June 6

Hike to Ravens Point on Fiery Gizzard Trail ($20)—Join Interpretive Ranger Austin Holman at 10 a.m. at the Grundy Forest Trailhead, 71 Fiery Gizzard Rd., Tracy City, for an adventurous, very difficult 10-mile hike to Raven’s Point and back. Sturdy hiking boots are advised. Bring a minimum of 64 oz. of water, food for lunch, and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Route will follow the Lower Fiery Gizzard to Raven’s Point where we will eat, then return on Dog Hole trail following the rim.

National Trails Day Hike at Stone Door (free; donations of $10 or $20 gratefully accepted)—Join Park Ranger Kristin Willis at 10 a.m. at 1183 Stone Door Rd., Beersheba Springs, for our National Trails Day Hike, visiting Laurel Falls and then Stone Door Overlook. There will be opportunities to learn about local flora and tree species along the way. Please come prepared with sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen, water, and rain gear in case of rain.

Monday, June 8

Morning Hike Around Grundy Lakes ($5)—Join Ranger Daniel Wescoat at 8:30 a.m. at the main parking area near the beach and playground, for a peaceful, easy 2.4-mile hike around Grundy Lakes. Enjoy the crisp morning air and take in the beauty of the lake, and also see some history of Grundy County by checking out some historic Coke Ovens along our route. NOTE: Group is limited to nine people, and social distancing will be observed during the hike.

Thursday, June 11

Sherwood Forest Exploration ($15)—Join Park Ranger Jason Reynolds at 9 a.m. at Sherwood  Forest parking lot, (take Jump Off Road to Old CCC Camp Road, turn right, go to just past Coyote Cove Lane) for this multi-hour, off-trail exploration over extremely difficult terrain. Off-trail hiking is not allowed at South Cumberland State Park, so this is  your chance to see parts of the park that are rarely seen. This hike will be exhilarating, exhausting, inspiring, educational, and will promote being more connected with the natural world around you. Rain, shine, sleet, or snow; be prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear, and plenty of water, snacks, first-aid, light source, etc.

The South Cumberland State Park Visitors’ Center is located on Highway 41 South between Monteagle and Tracy City and is open 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. seven days a week. For more information call (931) 924-2980.