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