Meadow Park Lake

Kyle Presson
Seasonal- See below

The Following Activities Are Not Allowed at Meadow Park Lake:  Skiing, Towing or Tubing, Jet Skis, Remote Control Boats, Airplanes or Drones.


October 31st - March 31st6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
April 1st - May 22nd6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Memorial Day - Labor Day6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Labor Day - October 30th6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Boat Launch / Rental Slips / Fishing PIer
* Accessible during open Park Hours

Boat Rental
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Sunday - Saturday 7:30 AM (no rentals after 4:00 PM)
Post Labor Day - October 30th: 8:00 AM (no rentals after 3:00 PM)
Canoe/ Kayak are a minimum two hour rental; maximum 4 hours

April 1st - November 30th: (5) Primitive tent sites; (4) RV sites w/EW; (2) RV sites w/EWS. Length of stay 7 days/nights.
Restrictions: Maximum one tent or one RV per site.
Maximum 4 guests per site and one vehicle per site

Rustic Camp Cabin Rental
2 night minimum / guest must provide linens (twin bed and one bunk bed)
Cabin sleeps a minimum of 3 people
$59.95 + tax per night for 2 guests. $10.00 + tax for a third person.

Shelter Rental
April - October two (2) time blocks
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$50.00 per time block or $100.00 for 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To reserve a shelter online, click here

Daily Ramp or Lake Access Permit
$5.00 permit fee for each approved boat, canoe, kayak or paddle board.
For additional information call 931.788.2034


Meadow Park Lake was built as a necessity to provide water for the City of Crossville. Prior to building the lake city residents and businesses were supplied with water from a well at the old canning plant and then from the Hotel Taylor well. At this time the city was pumping around 14000 gallons per day.

January 1937 T.M. Rector, L. T. Thurman and Moses E. Dorton signed papers with the government to build the Meadow Creek Falls Dam. The city was to supply the land and pay 10% of the cost of materials. WPA was to supply the labor and remainder of the cost of the materials for the project. Work on the project started in March of 1937. In 1938 a contest was done to name the new lake. Commissioners Rector, Thurman, and Dorton along with H.I. Bilbrey, Mrs. W.F. Bandy and S. C. Bishop made up the committee to select the winning name. Highland Lake, Lake Crossville, Meadow Falls Lake, and Meadow Park Lake were the final four names. The latter was chosen due to an effort to convert the surrounding area into a recreational park. The winning entry was made by Laverne Tabor. Mrs. Tabor received ten dollars from the city. June 25, 1939 a dedication for Meadow Park Lake was done, with 15,000 attending the ceremony and boat races. Judge George L. Burnett was the master of ceremonies, and Mayor T. M. Rector gave the welcome address. Other speakers included Moses E. Dorton, M. S. Roberts from the firm of Freeland and Roberts and Congressman Albert Gore.

Meadow Park Lake is approximately 269 surface acres. Depths range from two to twenty-four feet. The lake has large mouth bass, catfish, crappie, and bream along with many other aquatic species. Meadow Park has over twenty-two hundred acres of mostly forested land abundant with wildlife.


From I-40, Exit 322 (Peavine Road): Turn south on Peavine Road (S.R. 101). Follow S.R. 101 to intersection HWY 70 & proceed on Miller Avenue to New Lantana Rd HWY 101 South. Turn left on to Lantana Rd. proceed south to City Lake Road. (From the first traffic signal at the intersection of Hwy. 127 and Main Street, the distance to City Lake Road is 4 miles.) Turn right on City Lake Road. There is a directional sign for the park at this intersection. The park is located at the end of the road (approximately 1.4 miles).

You may contact the park office/bait shop at 931-788-2034 if you need assistance with directions.