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Meadow Park Trails

Meadow Park is a large park, about 1,500 acres, located about six miles south west of Crossville. The 269 acre lake is the source of much of the drinking water for the city. There is a water treatment plant and a very active marina in the park but othwise it is undeveloped. The lake and water treatment plant are barriers to access to the majority of the park, however there are plans to construct a footbridge across the dam which will give access to the far side of the lake.

Click here to learn more about the park on the official website:

Meadow Park

Soldier's Beach Trail

The Friends of the Trails is using volunteers to construct woodland trails throughout this property. We have completed construction of the first one , the Soldier's Beach Trail which is a 1.7 mile loop.

Map of Soldier's Beach Trail


On February 27, 2014 the Crossville Lakes Comission authorized the Friends of Crossville Trails to develop a plan for a short trail along the lake shore just to the east of the water treatment plant.

On March 17, 2014 the Lakes Commission approved the route of this first trail. On March 28th TDEC approved the route including where the proposed trail passed through wetland areas.

The first volunteer work session was on April 19th when 25 volunteers turned out to "Rake & Clip" the trail.More progress was made on a second work session on May 17th.

A "Grand Opening" ceremony was held on Monday October 26, 2015.

Bald Eagle at the lake on July 12, 2014.

Jann Nielsen and Gary VanDeCarr scouting out the route of the new Short Trail.

The firepit on Soldiers Beach where POWs used to visit the lake during World War 2.

The very beautiful pond below the Meadow Lake Dam.

The old two-holer outhouse by the lake..