DescriptionFor more than a century the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Chautauqua has been a part of this summer resort in the Cumberland Mountains. Lectures, concerts and art classes are held from June to August; phone (931) 924-2286.
The visitor center of the South Cumberland State Park, a 24,550-acre park composed of nine separate areas, is 3 miles east on US 41. Interpretive exhibits depict the park's many natural attractions, including the Great Stone Door, a 150-foot-high rock crevice in the Savage Gulf Natural Area, and the historic Lone Rock Coke Ovens, which converted locally mined coal to coke, in the Grundy Lakes Recreation Area. The visitor center is open daily 8-4:30.
Other features in the park include the Sewanee Natural Bridge, a gracefully curved stone arch 27 feet high; Foster Falls, near Grundy Lakes, which is 60 feet high; and the Lost Cove Caves in the Carter Natural Area.
Scenic I-24 passes through Monteagle at the intersection with SR 56, continuing 40 miles southeast to Chattanooga.
Visitor InfoSouth Cumberland State Park Visitors Center 11745 US 41 MONTEAGLE, TN 37356. Phone:(931)924-2980