State Park Offerings


Please note: To confirm that these events will occur as listed go to <> or call (931) 924-2980.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Evening Hike to Rattlesnake Point ($10) (Please pre-register. Registration closes at midnight Dec. 5)—Meet Park Ranger Mark Greenwood at 3 p.m. (CST) at Savage Gulf Ranger Station, 3157 SR 399, Palmer, for a 4-mile (round trip, approximate) hike from Savage Gulf Ranger Station to Rattlesnake Point Overlook. With any luck, you will see the sunset over Savage Gulf. There are no guarantees of this, due to the many variables of a guided hike. Be sure to bring along flashlights, water, and quick bite to eat in case you get hungry on the trail. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes in which to hike. Weather permitting. The areas around overlooks can be treacherous in terms of keeping your footing. The potential to slip and fall exists, and extreme care is needed. Flashlights are a must, as it will likely be well after dark before our return. Cancellations must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the program’s scheduled conclusion in order to receive a refund.

Sunday, Dec. 13

New Moon Hike at Stone Door ($10)(Please pre-register! This hike is limited to the first 10 people who register). Meet Ranger Spencer Baxter at 4:45 p.m. (CST) at Stone Door Ranger Station, 1183 Stone Door Rd., Beersheba Springs, for a 2-mile round trip New Moon evening hike to Stone Door Overlook. You’ll visit several other overlooks to experience the night sky in beautiful Savage Gulf. Bring your own headlamp, sturdy hiking boots, appropriate clothing for the weather, and the spirit of adventure.  CDC social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout this program.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Rock Hop From Greeter to Boardtree Falls ($6)(Please pre-register! This hike is limited to the first 10 people who register). Meet Ranger Spencer Baxter at 2:45 p.m. (CST) at Greeter Falls Parking Lot, (recently renamed Savage Gulf West), 550 Greeter Falls Rd., Altamont, for a rock-hop hike in the bottom of the gulf going from Greeter Falls to Boardtree Falls. You will delight in the rushing cascades and stunning cliffs. The hike will be in the creek system so expect to get wet. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Also bring water and snacks. Please be aware that snakes are known to live in this area and can be present, although with the cooler weather they will not be active. Children must be 15 or older to attend this hike.

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.