Cumberland Mountain State Park to unveil cabin renovations

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) officials will hold an event Monday, June 28, to rededicate newly renovated cabins at Cumberland Mountain State Park.

The cabins were built during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which constructed trails and shelters in parks across the nation. Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of the Cumberland Homesteads project, a New Deal-era initiative.

The cabins were fully restored to return them to their original rustic charm while inconspicuously adding modern conveniences such as central heat and air and dishwashers. A few original furnishings were returned to the cabins and the rest were hand-made to replicate the cane and hickory style from when the cabins first opened.

The event will be at cabins numbered 5 and 6. Participants should park at the restaurant and walk to the cabin area. A cookout begins at 12:30 p.m., and the program begins at 1 p.m.

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