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  • Meadow Park City Lake, TN

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    What a great find Meadow Park City Lake was! Small, beautiful view, exceptionally clean and a great park manager - what more could one want? Meadow Park City Lake is located about 5 miles southwest of Crossville, TN. Along with its small campground, the park also provides a marina where local fishermen keep their boats.

    Tel: 931-788-2034

    Date of Visit: Apr 2016

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    We had called a few days before our planned arrival and learned that a reservation would not be necessary. When we arrived we found the campground completely empty, giving us our choice. We decided on site 1 for its view of the lake.

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    Sites 2 and 3 are really each end of a pull-through site and were designed back when RV's were a lot smaller. One good-sized trailer and tow vehicle would take up the entire length.

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    Similar are sites 4 and 5.

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    Site 6 is a back-in site. Two days after we arrived, this rig pulled in, so there were two of use here for the weekend.

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    On the right is site 7, while an un-numbered, no-electric site is on the left.

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    There is another single pull-through site, number 8.

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    There are 4 or 5 tent sites with water-only hookups.

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    The only drawback to the campground is how uneven the sites are. Even with our levelers, it also took nearly all my blocks to get the rig nearly level.

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    Don't have an RV or tent? No problem, you can rent one of these small primitive cabins. I thiink they are the smallest ones I've ever seen.

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    The bathhouse is very well designed and the park manager keeps it spotless. The showers are definitely HOT! There is also a laundry room.

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    Meadow Lake was created in 1938 when a dam was built to provide water to Crossville. The dam underwent a major renovation in 2012.

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    There is a boat ramp and a small marina.

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    Rental rowboats, canoes and kayaks are available. In the background is a fishing dock.

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    About half a mile from the campground is the trailhead for a 1.7 mile trail that loops out and follows along some of the lakeshore.

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    Soldiers Beach is .6 of a mile from the trailhead. It was built during World War II as a recreational facility for US troops managing a nearby German/Italian POW camp. No sign of a beach today.

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    As the trail wends along the shoreline, one sees a number of bird boxes.

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    This huge burl looked like a panda hugging the tree.


    8 RV sites: W/E(20/30/50A) - $15

    5 tent sites - $8

    Dump station, showers, laundry

    Verizon 4G coverage

    Coordinates: 35.902942 N, 85.095659 W

    Elevation: 1878'