South Cumberland State Park is a state park in the middle and southeast portions of Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau. The park is one of Tennessee's newer state parks. It is a collection of 10 areas in four counties.
This campground is definitely primitive camping, but it has some of the most beautiful views at the camp and a lot more getting there. This camp can be found at the end of either the Savage Gulf Big Creek Rim or Gulf Trails. It can also be reached from Greeter Falls.
We've camped there three times and it can get loud at night if the other campers don't follow the quiet times. You'll want to check in with the Rangers at Stone Door before you head out. There is an outhouse where the camp loop meets the Rim Trail.
great backing trip with my 9year old! BCG in to Alum Gap campground and BCR out. camp ground has been picked almost clean of lower tree life so no privacy from neighbors. Quiet and Clean though. hike was full of great scenery, 2 falls if you add a little extra and check out Laurel and Raccoon falls.pic of raccon falls
The Alum Gap campground in Savage Gulf State Natural Area was a perfect destination for a first-time backpacker (like me!). The trail is easy-moderate, mostly flat with only a few inclines. Most of the sites are large, with lots of space to set up camp and hang out, and they're far enough apart to maintain a decent amount of privacy. There is a small outhouse available, as well as a small stream nearby (just make sure you have a water purifier!). We were lucky enough to get campsite #4, which has the best views of the bluff, hands down.
The campground is a short hike (1-2 miles) from Upper & Lower Boardtree Falls and Greeter Falls, which are all beautiful. It makes for a great way to spend the afternoon!