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Cumberland Plateau Area

The Cumberland Plateau extends from Kentucky and Virginia through middle Tennessee and into north Alabama, terminating at Sand Mountain. Tennessee's western border is the Highland Rim east of the Nashville basin. The eastern border is Walden Ridge, that extends to Sand Mountain. Walden Ridge and Sand Mountain are separated from the main portion of the Cumberland Plateau by the beautiful Sequatchie Valley in southeast Tennessee. The Cumberland Plateau contains some of the largest stretches of contiguous forests in the eastern U.S. and is home to oaks, hickories, beech, ash, tulip poplar, maple, pines and hemlocks. Plant life is very diverse with numerous rare and common varieties including rhododendron and mountain laurel. Deer, bear, boar and elk are found on the plateau. Geological features of the plateau include deep gorges or gulfs, mountains, rocky rivers, cascades, waterfalls and stone arches.

Tennessee has many developed common areas on the Cumberland Plateau including: Cumberland Mountain State Park, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Big South Fork Recreation Area, Prentiss Cooper State Forest, Savage Gulf Natural Area and South Cumberland Recreation Area, Old Stone Fort and Rock Island State Parks and more. Popular activities include: hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, bird watching, canoeing, rafting, rock climbing and rappelling.

Many new home and cabin developments offer homesites with scenic views and lots of outdoor activities. For more information on homes, cabins and land available on the Cumberland plateau visit 


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