South Cumberland State Park December Schedule

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Sherwood Forest Trail
December 13
9:00 AM –
Join in with other South Cumberland trail blazers to help create a brand new loop trail at the park. The Sherwood Forest is a brand new area that will be opening soon for a variety of public uses. We need your help to get the trails ready! Please be prepared with sturdy footwear and plenty of water/snacks. If you have favorite trail-building tools or pairs of gloves, feel free to bring them. Note:You can only access Old CCC Road from Jumpoff Road; NOT from Sherwood Road!
Meet at:
Sherwood Forest
ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger Jason Reynolds
Phone: 931-924-2980
Email: Jason.Reynolds@tn.gov

Cold Weather Survival: Wilderness Survival/Bushcraft
December 16
2:00 pm – 4:00 PM
Join Ranger James Holland to learn about some of the challenges of being outdoors in cold weather and how to prepare for them.
Instruction will include proper clothing and equipment, preventing and treating cold weather injuries and emergency shelters.

Meet at:
Savage Gulf Ranger Station
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ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger James Holland
Phone: 931-924-2980
Email: james.holland@tn.gov

Winter Waterfall Hike
December 16
12:30 PM –
Join Ranger Jessie at the Grundy Forest Trailhead for a 3 mile hike on the famous Fiery Gizzard Trail to see several breath taking waterfalls. Jessie will tell you about the native plants and animals of the Fiery Gizzard as well as how this trail got its name. This hike is rated as moderate and good boots with ankle support are strongly recommended. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and please dress for the weather!
Meet at:
Grundy Forest Trailhead
ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger Jessie McNeal
Phone: 931-924-2980
Email: Jessie.McNeel@tn.gov

Sherwood Forest Trail
December 18
9:00 AM –
Join in with other South Cumberland trail blazers to help create a brand new loop trail at the park. The Sherwood Forest is a brand new area that will be opening soon for a variety of public uses. We need your help to get the trails ready! Please be prepared with sturdy footwear and plenty of water/snacks. If you have favorite trail-building tools or pairs of gloves, feel free to bring them. Note:You can only access Old CCC Road from Jumpoff Road; NOT from Sherwood Road!
Meet at:
Sherwood Forest
ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger Jason Reynolds
Phone: 931-924-2980
Email: Jason.Reynolds@tn.gov

Firecraft: Wilderness Survival/Bushcraft
December 23
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join Ranger James Holland to learn various methods of lighting a fire without matches. Instruction will include using a ferro rod, fire from batteries, flint and steel, burning lens, fire piston, and friction fire with the bow drill.
Meet at:
Savage Gulf Ranger Station
View a map to this park
ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger James Holland
Phone: 931-924-2980
Email: james.holland@tn.gov

Hawk Talk
December 23
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Meet Ranger Jessie and her side kick Artemis to learn about Red-Tailed Hawks and the role they play in our ecosystem. You’ll get to hear her story about how she ended up in captivity and what goes into the day to day routine of taking care of her. Please bring your curiosity and, of course, your camera for pictures! Please no dogs, Artemis isn’t a fan.
Meet at:
Grundy Forest Parking Area
ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger
Phone: 931-924-2980
Email: Jessie.McNeel@tn.gov

Sherwood Forest Trail
December 29
1:00 PM –
Join in with other South Cumberland trail blazers to help create a brand new loop trail at the park. The Sherwood Forest is a brand new area that will be opening soon for a variety of public uses. We need your help to get the trails ready! Please be prepared with sturdy footwear and plenty of water/snacks. If you have favorite trail-building tools or pairs of gloves, feel free to bring them. Note:You can only access Old CCC Road from Jumpoff Road; NOT from Sherwood Road!
Meet at:
Sherwood Forest
ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger Jason Reynolds
Phone: 931-924-2980
Email: Jason.Reynolds@tn.gov

Outdoor Survival for Beginners: Wilderness Survival
December 30
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join Ranger James Holland to learn about the basic needs of outdoor survival and how to signal for help. Instruction will include a beginner level overview of the basic needs of water, food, fire, shelter and also survival kits/pouches. Then we will conduct a brief interactive scenario on how to apply what we learned based on the theme of a lost or injured day hiker.
Meet at:
Savage Gulf Ranger Station
View a map to this park
ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger James Holland
Phone: 931-924-2980
Email: james.holland@tn.gov

First Day Hike Grundy Forest Day Loop
January 1
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Join Park Ranger John Ball for this leisurely two mile hike around the Grundy Forest Day Loop. Be prepared for cold weather. This hike is considered moderate in difficulty and may be a little slippery depending on the weather. Be prepared to see cool waterfalls and beautiful Hemlock trees. Hot Chocolate will be served at the return to the parking lot.

Meet at:
Grundy Forest Parking Area
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ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger John Ball
Phone: 931-924-2980
Email: John.Ball@tn.gov

First Day Hike Stone Door
January 1
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Join Ranger Reid for a moderate 2 mile hike to sit on the Great Stone Door bluff to enjoy the first sunrise of 2018. Dress for the weather. We will meet at the Stone Door Ranger Station. This hike is appropriate for all ages.

Meet at:
Stone Door Ranger Station
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ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing:
FREE
REGISTER FOR EVENT
Contact Information
South Cumberland State Park
Phone: (931) 924-2980
11745 US 41
Monteagle, TN 37356
Park Ranger Aaron Reid
Phone: 931-692-3887
Email: aaron.reid@tn.gov