TAKE THE PLUNGE ...
15 WATERFALLS IN 2015!

The 15 falls selected for WC15 are Greeter Falls, Boardtree Falls, Laurel Falls, Ranger Creek Falls, Horsepound Falls, Suter Falls, Savage Falls, School Branch Falls, Hanes Hole Falls, Blue Hole Falls, Black Canyon Cascade, Sycamore Falls, Yellow Pine Cascade, Anderson Falls and Foster Falls.
The Friends of South Cumberland State Recreation Area, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit corporation.
The mission of the Friends of SCSRA is to support the Park, preserve and protect it, and to serve as a mechanism to reach out to individuals to become involved.
Click to see the South Cumberland Waterfalls Video by Rick Dreves
Friends of South Cumberland
2015 Friends of South Cumberland State Recreation Area, Inc. - info@friendsofscsra.org - P.O. Box 816, Sewanee, TN 37375
Dr. Wallace Bigbee and Ty Burnette receive the Jim Prince Award at the FSC Annual Meeting and Picnic on June 20, 2015 (more photos coming soon)
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FSC Meetup Nears 200 Members
If you don't know about "Meetup," you may be surprised to learn that the FSC has an active one with 198 members! Meetup are free online groups targeted to special interests, such as hiking. Hikers from dozens of cities have joined our Meetup in order to receive regular info about upcoming hikes and events in the park. We are pleased to have such a strong and growing group of hikers who want to be involved with the South Cumberland.
To join the FSC Meetup or view the membership: http://www.meetup.com/ Friends-of-South-Cumbe rland-State-Park-Hikes/
Upcoming changes for
South Cumberland State Park

New Reservation System for South Cumberland State Park coming in the Fall 2015
Beginning August 2015, a new online reservation system will be implemented for guests visiting the South Cumberland State Park. You may visit the South Cumberland State Park website to make your backcountry campsite reservations. Available dates for reservation begin September 7, 2015!
Visitors and Guests to South Cumberland State Park will also need to be sure and review the new policies and procedures that will apply to reserving a campsite at the park. Beginning in the Fall 2015, there will be a fee associated with backcountry camping and a reservation needed. Please be sure to review these new policies and campground rules on Facebook page, South Cumberland State Park and Friends of South Cumberland website.
If you need to cancel or change your reservation prior to your visit, or have any questions, please give us a call at 931-924-2980.

From everyone here at South Cumberland State Park, we look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy your time in the park!

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Important Changes to
Backcountry Campgrounds at
South Cumberland State Park

Raven's Point at Fiery Gizzard
Many guests of the South Cumberland State Park are familiar with the popular Raven's Point campsite on the Fiery Gizzard trail. Many don't know that this popular campsite is actually on private land. While guests and visitors will be able to continue utilizing the trail that is currently being rerouted on Fiery Gizzard, the campground will be closed indefinitely due to its location on private property. Park officials want to draw awareness to the fact that since the park system has no jurisdiction on private property or land not owned by the park, it will be illegal camping if visitors continue to camp here after September 7th, 2015. Beginning then, staff and actual trail signage will direct visitors away from campground and bypass to the new trail.
Park staff would like to kindly remind visitors to please enjoy and take care of the trail system. Most of the trail system along the rim of the Fiery Gizzard is, and will remain, private property.

Collins East at Savage Gulf
The Collins East Campground, located in the Savage Gulf area, will also be permanently closed after September 7th, 2015 due to its location, accessibility and proximity to other areas of land that are privately owned and operated. Signage will detour visitors away from this campsite to other campgrounds in the park.

Foster Falls
Ownership of the Foster Falls campsite area is in the process of being switched from the Tennessee Valley Authority to South Cumberland State Park. The Foster Falls campsites will be coming under control of South Cumberland State Park beginning July 1st, 2015, however during this time the campground will be closed to vehicle camping while the bathhouse is under renovation. The campsites can be accessed by walk-in through campsite registration. South Cumberland is aiming to have this bath house project complete and the campsites open for vehicle camping by January 2016, where it will then stay open year-round. Visitors and guests will be able to park their cars and/or pop-ups next to their campsite for the Foster Falls area.

From all the staff and Friends here at South Cumberland State Park, we appreciate your patience and cooperation as these changes take place. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Park Office at 931-924-2980.
Thank you for Visiting South Cumberland State Park and we hope you enjoy your visit!
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