My World: Cumberland Mountain State Park

The restaurant at Cumberland Mountain State Park, Crossville, Tennessee. May 15, 2011.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

On Sunday, May 15, Betsy’s youngest son, Jeff, came up to the Glade for a visit.  It’s been a while since he was up here (he lives in Chattanooga), so we took him to Cumberland Mountain State Park near Crossville to celebrate Mother’s Day (a little late) and his birthday (May 14).

Cumberland Mountain has a wonderful restaurant (pictured above) and they serve a delicious buffet.  As you can see, the restaurant has many windows that offer beautiful views of Byrd Lake.

Byrd Lake, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Crossville, Tennessee. May 15, 2011.

Byrd Lake was created in the 1930s when the park was established.  The CCC built the dam on Byrd Creek which formed the lake.

Byrd Lake Dam, Cumberland Mountain State Park, Crossville, Tennessee. May 15, 2011.

The Byrd Lake Dam is the largest masonry dam built by the CCC.  A unique feature of this dam is the seven arches that support the road crossing the dam.

The bird’s-eye view of Cumberland Mountain State Park shown above is taken from Google Earth.  This picture can be made larger by clicking on it.

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13 Responses to “My World: Cumberland Mountain State Park”

  1. Mildred Says:

    That is a beautiful place to have lunch. I love the reflection of the trees in the lake. Wishing you a very nice day, George.

  2. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    With a scene that beautiful,I might forget to enjoy my meal.I am so glad that Betsy got to celebrate with her son and with you.

  3. diane Says:

    It looks a lovely restaurant with a tip top view of the lake. The arched road way looks neat.

  4. Loren Says:

    Oh wow! What a gorgeous place and I LOVE your pics George! That reflection is just amazing!! You have done it again George!! You are such a gifted photographer! Thanks for sharing your gift with us!

  5. Darla Says:

    What a beautiful place! Love the reflections in the water.

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Such a lovely place! I do love the reflections in the water! Your captures are marvelous as always, George! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!


  7. sandra Says:

    love that dam shot…. ha ha on that comment. it is beautiful. i have been to cumberland but it was 50 years ago

  8. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful place. The reflection in water is marvelous.

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    A beautiful place for lunch or just visiting. Your pictures are great. I would like to visit tennessee someday. MB

  10. busy bee suz Says:

    That damn reflection is gorgeous!

  11. Rose Says:

    I really love that second shot from the bottom…it is a beautiful place.

  12. Neal Says:

    That is a beautiful place to have lunch. I think I would eat slowly if I was looking out one of those windows.

  13. sartenada Says:

    Wonderful place! I especially love those water photos with reflections. Also the restaurant is beautiful.

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