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.
FSC members describing their special "Place in the Park"
"The more we travel around the US, the more we realize what a unique and spectacular natural asset we have, right here in Tennessee. The South Cumberland deserves everyone's continued support and protection!"
- Rick and Deb Dreves
January 10, 2015, Ice Hike at Greeter Falls. Video by Michael Mitchell
Friends of South Cumberland
2015 Friends of South Cumberland State Recreation Area, Inc. - - P.O. Box 816, Sewanee, TN 37375
In a joint venture with the Grundy County Health Council, the Friends donated funds for a creative new playground that has recently been completed at the Visitors Center. The FSC's matching gift of $5,000 made the project possible. A ribbon cutting was held on Jan. 27. Pictured above, Interim Park Manager George Shin holds the left end of the ribbon with FSC President Ty Burnette on the far right. Cutting the ribbon is Tonya Garner of the GCHC. The playground equipment replicates boulders and introduces children to the sport of rock climbing.
will be featured on Tennesse's Wildside TV program in 2015. Filmed during last April's event, the piece will begin airing soon. Watch for it.

April 10-12 on your 2015 calendar for this year's Trails & Trilliums festival.
Another Hiker HIKES 'EM ALL!
Naullain Kendrick at right, of Manchester, did all 14 hikes in the Hike 'Em All Challenge. Since Naullain
was chair of the Hike 14 Challenge, he was determined to reach this goal. Naullain serves on the board of the FSC, has completed the coursework and community service hours to become a Tennessee Naturalist, and is co-chair of the hikes for Trails & Trilliums.
Thanks, Naullain, for all you do for the FSC and for hikers across Tennessee who enjoyed taking part in the Hike 14 Challenge. If you would like to assist Naullain in planning and leading hikes, he would love to hear from you!
Last summer FSC President Ty Burnette spearheaded a project to provide the park with both simple, free maps of the major trails and with heavy-duty, coated maps-one for the Savage Gulf area and one for Fiery Gizzard/Buggy Top. According to the rangers, this was one of the most pressing visitor requests, and the state park headquarters has been unable to meet the demands. The FSC paid to have the maps printed, and is selling the high-quality maps to cover expenses. The small free maps are available at the Visitors Center and Ranger Stations. They can be downloaded for free from the Friends website. The large, durable maps can be purchased at the Visitors Center or from the FSC website store at a cost of $2 each, with $1 for mailing. If you have been planning to order a copy of Mary Priestley's Hike Em All book, it now comes with both sturdy maps tucked in the back for $15. Thanks, Ty, for mapping out another great strategy for the FSC to help the park.