Attractions Near Crossville, Tennessee

Attractions Near Crossville, Tennessee
Crossville is a city in Cumberland County, Tenn. It is located along the Cumberland Plateau at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Outdoor activities abound in the area, both in Crossville itself with its own parks and in the surrounding state and national parks as well.

Cumberland Mountain State Park

Cumberland Mountain State Park has a total of 1,720 acres and was created by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. Byrd Lake is used for paddle boating, canoeing and rowing and fishing for catfish, bass, bluegill and bream. Private boats are not allowed; they are rented from the park. For overnight stays, there are cabins that can accommodate up to 16 people. All cabins have fully equipped kitchens, cable TV, linens, picnic tables and grill and parking. Larger cabins have fireplaces, and wood is supplied. There also are 147 tent and RV campsites with hookups, picnic tables and grills. A bathhouse is nearby. Hiking trails are open year-round, are rated moderate and one of them allows camping. The park also has a restaurant and swimming pool.

24 Office Drive
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 484-6138

Meadow Park Lake

Meadow Park Lake is operated by the city of Crossville. Fishing is allowed with large-mouth bass and crappie available. Pontoon paddle boats, jon boats and pelican boats are available for rent. For camping, there are tent sites, RV sites, and rustic cabins that can accommodate up to six adults. Deluxe cabins have bunk beds, refrigerators, microwaves, TV and DVD and towel service. Regular cabins have bunk beds, a small refrigerator and a microwave.

City Lake Road
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 456-6632

The Obed Wild and Scenic River

The Obed Wild and Scenic River flows through the whole Cumberland Plateau area and a forest with oak, hickory, poplar, pine and hemlock trees. Activities include white-water paddling; rock climbing; hiking trails, including 14 miles of the Cumberland Trail, the 3.8-mile Point Trail, the 200-yard Lilly Bluff Overlook Trail, the 0.8-mile Lilly Bridge Trail, the one-mile Lilly Boulder Trail and the 0.7-mile Emory River Nature Trail; fishing for bass, bluegill and catfish. Private tours of any part of the river can be arranged.

P.O. Box 429
Wartburg, TN 37887
(423) 346-6294

Article Written By Regina Sass

Regina Sass has been a writer for 10 years, penning articles for publications in the real estate and retail industries. Her online experience includes writing, advertising and editing for an educational website. Sass is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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