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Foster Falls at South Cumberland State Park

Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation
7am until sunset. Park is open year-round.

To get to South Cumberland State Park, take exit 134 off I-24, take a right to Monteagle, turn left on Hwy. 41, drive three miles and the visitors center is located on the left.

Park Activities

Camping Hiking Trails Picnic Facilities

Get Involved

South Cumberland is one of the newer Tennessee State Parks. Almost all of our park lies atop the Cumberland Plateau and, unlike most state parks, ours is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties. The Visitor Center is located between Monteagle and Tracy City on Highway 41. From here the various components of our park are managed. Visitors can also obtain information and directions from the visitor center.

Picnic Facilities

The park has two picnic pavilions. Grundy Forest accommodates around 25 people and the pavilion close to the visitor center holds around 50-60 people. Pavilions may be reserved by calling 931-924-2980.

There are eight individual picnic areas, each equipped with grills. The seating capacity ranges from ten to 50 depending on the particular picnic site.


Programs are available on all topics of natural resources (animals, plants, etc.) upon request. A monthly program schedule is available at the Visitor Center.
Buggy Top Cave Tours
Sewanee Natural Bridge
Fiery Gizzard Trail
Foster Falls
Savage Gulf
Stone Door
Greeter Falls
Meadow Trail
Grundy Lakes

Special Events

There are no special events at this time. Check back soon.

Other Activities

Tennis Courts (2)
Recreation Center hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


The park museum displays the natural and cultural history of the South Cumberland area. Admission is free.

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information call: 931-924-2980 or Fax: 931-924-2956.

Grundy Lakes State Park

The Grundy Lakes offers swimming and picnic facilities in one of Grundy Countys most historic areas. Grundy Lakes is the site of the Lone Rock Coke Ovens where locally mined coal was converted to coke using convict labor until 1896.The coke ovens remain as a historic reminder of these times.

Tour Buses

Tour buses are welcome at the park