1035 Interstate Drive
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 372-1881
Fax: (931) 372-9188
The Cookeville Depot which is currently treasured as a museum showcases an interesting collection of transport memorabilia. This former railroad depot was built in 1909 and is a designated feature on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit this place for a glimpse of the past.
Bordering Old City Cave, this beautiful 262 acre regional park features a stocked 56 acre lake, three picnic shelters, a children's playground, basketball and volleyball courts, two fishing piers, nature and walking trails, and a concession stand. Boat rentals are also available. Call to check for hours due to seasonal operation.
This forty-acre natural park has a fishing pier, hiking trails, waterfall overlook, and boat launch ramp.
This beautiful natural sanctuary has all areas including plants, animals, and artifacts protected by state law. It features include numerous waterfalls, sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, and a river running through the area.
The Sparta Rock House is an important landmark as far as the Tennessee's transportation history is concerned. It functioned as a toll house and dates back to the 1830s era. Prominent individuals like Sam Houston and Frank Clement have visited this house.
Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. The park offers rental of paddleboats, canoes and row boats for use on Byrd Lake. Rustic cabins are also available for rent which can house four to sixteen people. Tent and RV campsites are also available at the park. A olympic size pool is open durning the summer. Other activities available at the park are: fishing, badminton, basketball, horseshoes, playground, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness is a picturesque 1157-acre (468-hectare) natural oasis. Located a short distance from the Sparta city center, it offers locals and tourists an adventurous getaway. Follow the eight-hour hiking trail into the great outdoors and camp out at several spots along the way. Admire the beauty of the pristine waterfall that makes a 100-foot (30-meter) drop off the cliff into the underground cave.