Our World: Cumberland Mountain

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

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

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Cumberland Mountain State Park is a relatively small state park near Crossville, Tennessee.  The main feature of the park is Byrd Lake (above).

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The dam which forms Byrd Lake, built by the CCC. Cumberland Mountain State Park, Crossville, Tennessee. May 15, 2011.

The lake is formed by a dam capped by seven arches carrying a road.  The dam is the largest masonry project completed by the CCC.  It was substantially rebuilt in 2010-2011.

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

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

The park has camping sites, hiking trails, boating and a swimming pool.  One of the things we like best about Cumberland Mountain isa the restaurant overlooking the lake.  We enjoy their delicious buffets several times during the year.

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17 Responses to “Our World: Cumberland Mountain”

  1. MadSnapper Says:

    that is an awesome dam and also a great reflection photo of it

  2. Linda Says:

    The pictures are lovely. That photo of the dam reflected in the water is especially nice. And the restaurant looks very inviting. Must add that to our growing list of things Betsy and George like that we should try.

  3. Larry Says:

    Love the bridge shot George. We enjoyed our vist to the park the time we met you guys for dinner.

  4. ladyfi Says:

    Fabulous shots, especially that middle one!

  5. sylviakirk Says:

    Such a lovely place, George!! I love your captures for the day and one of the bridge with its reflection is fantastic!! Have a great week!!

  6. dayphoto Says:

    “A birthday is the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip!”–Anonymous

  7. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful shots, very scenic place,

  8. Ruth Says:

    All that green is a treat to my snow weary eyes.:)

  9. Neal Says:

    Very peaceful…I would like to have me a lawn chair at that first shot so I could just sit there for a while.

  10. Linda G. Says:

    How nice to have such a nice park near where you live.

  11. Kalantikan Says:

    i love that reflection George, and the water looks so clean!

  12. Lucja-Maria@op.pl Says:

    Hello GREGORE!
    Wonderful photographs of summer.
    Lovely photo of the reflections in the water.
    For me, still winter, and snow.
    Slowly approaching spring.
    Yours.
    Lucia

  13. Dana Says:

    The green is remarkable! I’m looking forward to seeing some of that here soon. 🙂

    Happy Tuesday!

  14. Carletta Says:

    All that green is gorgeous!
    Love the second shot with its mirror reflection.

  15. l'Angevine Says:

    super le reflet du pont

  16. TheChieftess Says:

    Beautiful!!! Very green compared to California!!!

  17. Sartenada Says:

    How wonderful photos. I love the first photo very much – it is great.

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