Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area is situated in the beautiful Cumberland Mountains of eastern Tennessee. With a landbase of 24,387 acres and an additional 20,393 acres added as Conservation Easement in the Emory River Valley and Sunbright Areas, the relatively undisturbed forest contains some of the richest wildflowers areas in Tennessee. The mountainous terrain varies from an elevation of 1,340 feet to over 3,000 feet on 16 different mountain peaks. Frozen Head, elevation of 3,324, is one of the highest peaks in Tennessee west of the Great Smoky Mountains.
From its observation tower on a clear day, one can plainly see the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee Ridge and Valley, and the Great Smoky Mountains. In winter, the mountain peaks are often capped with snow or ice while the lower valleys remain unadorned, thus giving the park's namesake, Frozen Head. The park's lush vegetation, small streams, waterfalls and beautiful mountains make Frozen Head one of Tennessee's most scenic parks.
Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area visitor center is now part of the Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail. The U.C. Quilt Trail is part of a regional commitment to preserve the historical craft of traditional quilting. The blocks are replicas of treasured family heirlooms patterns.