Backcountry Camping & Parking

**Due to wildfire events, North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area, Flipper Bend, and trail between Cove Lake State Park and Eagle Bluff are all closed at this time. No camping registrations will be accepted for those locations until further notice.

**A fire ban is in place across the entire trail system. Fires of any size are not permitted at this time. Please use camp stoves until further notice.

**Laurel-Snow State Natural Area will be closed Monday, November 7th through Thursday, November 11th while TDOT crews work on much-needed improvements to the access road and trailhead parking area. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Alternate hiking options nearby include Graysville Mountain RMA, Piney River RMA and Piney Falls State Natural Area.

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The Cumberland Trail park rangers ask your cooperation in registering your vehicle if you plan to use overnight parking accommodations while enjoying the trail. Simply complete and submit the form below in advance of your excursion.

If another vehicle is parked at a second trailhead destination, please fill out and submit a separate form. Please provide registration as soon as possible prior to your trip.