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Natural Sites

Natural Sites

Amazing natural places in the world with wonders and great scenery for tourist attraction.

Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau is home to vast forests and beautiful scenery as well as opportunities to see wildlife and the natural wonders of waterfalls, rivers, lakes, arches, caves and cliffs.

Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau consists of the following 21 counties:

Anderson
Bledsoe
Campbell
Claiborne
Cumberland
Fentress
Franklin
Grundy
Hamilton
Marion
Morgan
Overton
Pickett
Putnam
Rhea
Roane
Scott
Sequatchie
Van Buren
Warren
White
  • ANDERSON
    Cumberland Trail State Park Norris Dam State Park
    Norris Watershed City Park (contains Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex) 800-457-4542
  • Bledsoe
    Bledsoe State Forest
  • Campbell
    Cumberland Trail State ParkCove Lake Park
    Norris Dam State Park
    Royal Blue Wildlife Management Area
    Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area

  • Claiborne
    Cudjo Caverns
    Cumberland Trail State Park Cumberland Gap National Historic Park & Cumberland Gap Historic District
  • Cumberland
    Catoosa Wildlife Management Area
    Catoosa Wildlife Management Area
    Cumberland Trail State Park
    Obed River Arboretum and Park
    Bledsoe State Forest 615-452-3706
    Cumberland Mountain State Park 800.250.8618
    Ozone Falls 877.465.3861
  • Fentress
    Colditz Cove State Natural Area
    Horseback Riding Trails
    Christian Tunnel
    Catoosa Wildlife Management Area
    Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

  • Franklin
    University of the South
    Walls of Jericho State Natural Area
    Bear Hollow Wildlife Management Area
    Franklin State Forest
  • Grundy
    South Cumberland State Recreation Area
  • Hamilton
    Tennessee River Gorge
    Lookout Mountain Natural Bridge
    Raccoon Mountain Overlook
    North Chickamauga Creek State Natural Area
    Falling Water Falls
    Cumberland Trail State Park
    Julia Falls
    Bluff Trail Arch
    Lookout Mountain Caverns & Cavern Castle Historic District (NRHP)
  • Marion
    Prentice Cooper State Wildlife Management Area
    Cumberland Trail State Park
    Tennessee River Gorge
    Russell Cave National Monument
    Franklin State Forest
    Nickajack Cave
  • Morgan
    Big South Fork National River
    Frozen Head State Park 423-346-3318
    Catoosa Wildlife Management Area
    Obed National Wild Scenic River 423-346-6294
    Catoosa Wildlife Management Area
    Cumberland Trail State Park
    Barnetts Rib
    Hegler Arches
  • Overton
    Standing Stone State Park
  • Pickett
    Pickett State Park
    Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
    Tunnel Trail Arches
    Hwy 154 Natural Bridge
    Greenwood Cliff Arch
  • Putnam
    Burgess Falls State Park and Natural Area
  • Rhea
    Laurel Snow Natural Area
    Stinging Fork Falls Natural Area
    Piney Falls Natural Area
    Cumberland Trail State Park
ca. 1981-1982, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, USA — Fog in the Cumberland Plateau — Image by © David Muench/CORBIS
  • Roane
    Mount Roosevelt Wildlife Management
  • Scott
    Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
    Scott State Forest
    Sundquist Wildlife Management Area
    Twin Arches
    Cumberland Trail State Park
    Russell Arch
    Betty Branch Arch
  • Sequatchie
    North Chickamauga Creek State Natural Area
  • Van Buren
    Fall Creek Falls State Park
    Piney Creek Falls
    Bledsoe State Forest
    Medley Arch
    Big Bone Cave State Natural Area & National Natural Landmark
  • Warren
    Cumberland Caverns
    Rock Island State Park and Natural Area
  • White
    Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wildlife Management Area
    Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness State Natural Area
    Rock Island State Park and Natural Area
    Sheep Falls 931-836-3552

Also, bring gear that you might need, like that backpack!

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