2021/08/10

Meadow Creek Park in Monterey, Tennessee

The Town of Monterey’s search for an alternate water source led decision makers to a 300-acre tract five miles East on State Route 62, the Clarkrange Highway in the late 1980’s. Once the location of a coal mining operation, and traversed by Meadow Creek, the terrain was suited for a 100-acre lake behind a well-placed dam on the stream. The lake and 200 plus acres of shoreline went virtually unnoticed until 2015 when the town’s governing body realized the potential for this majestic asset and authorized the creation of a master plan to guide the development of the property into a grand park, an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise. The evolvement of Meadow Creek Park is in its infancy but significant enough to merit the attention of professional trail builders and volunteer groups with skill sets compatible with objectives of the overall plan. Financial Support from avid individuals and business heavyweights such as Perdue Foundation and Signature Health have been critical. In November 2020, Upper Cumberland Southern Off Road Bicycle Association opened nearly two miles of trail that will eventually encircle the entire perimeter of the lake. Future goals at Meadow Creek Park include additional hiking/biking trails, wilderness camping, designated rock-climbing sites, kayak and boat rentals and a fishing pier.

Additional Resources:
Driving Directions
Meadow Creek Park Trifold Brochure
Meadow Creek Park - Hi-res Lidar Topographic Map

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1 comment:

R.P.M. said...

Thanks Chuck! Awesome introduction to this asset has me planning a visit.