Campfires at designated sites must be controlled and properly extinguished.

Check fire danger status before your trip — fire bans may be put into place.

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Backcountry camp registration
on the Cumberland Trail
is handled by
the Friends Of the Cumberland Trail website

 NOTICE: CT back country camp registration is handled by the Friends Of the Cumberland Trail site HERE

You are required to register to camp and/or park after sunset at the trailheads. There is no fee. The information you provide will help us to provide security and also to determine if there is a need to expand the camping area and provide designated campsites in order to enhance your hiking and camping experience. As people discover this spectacular area, public use is increasing rapidly.

To register your group on-line, please complete the ONLINE CAMPSITE REGISTRATION FORM. You will automatically be emailed a copy of your submission for your records. A confirmation code will be supplied upon submission of the online form. Please be prepared to supply this confirmation code to the Park Ranger if asked.

To register your group by phone, please call 423-566-2229.

If another vehicle is parked at a second trailhead destination, please fill out and submit a separate form. Please provide registration as soon as possible prior to your trip.