Resources at about a dozen state parks may no longer be in Tennessee's hands.

The state is currently reviewing a proposal that would privatize lodges and restaurants at 11 state parks, including Cumberland Mountain State park in Crossville.

If this were to happen, a third party would run hospitality portions at these parks. It would affect the lodge, restaurant, and a local golf course at Cumberland Mountain.

Skeptics say privatizing these parts of the park would result in layoffs and impact 50 jobs in Crossville.

State officials are still reviewing the proposal and the impact privatization could have.

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