Backcountry Camping & Parking

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*Rhea County:
CLOSED: Laurel-Snow State Natural Area will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, February 6th. Crews will be removing the damaged bridge across Laurel Creek in preparation for the new bridge installation. Camping registrations will only be accepted for Saturday evenings during that time.

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.