Lake Trail at Standing Stone State Park

Hilham, Tennessee

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The 4.7-mile Lake Trail, within Standing Stone State Park, a “New Deal” park near Cookeville, takes you around the lake and also shows o some of the WPA handiwork of the park, especially the dam. Birdlife and other wildlife abound around the lake. Standing Stone State Park is a wonderful little 855-acre state park that is surrounded by the much larger 11,000-acre Standing Stone State Forest. The park is situated on a hilly area of the eastern Highland Rim and has many creeks and valleys that sculpt the uneven terrain. This park and forest were set aside during the Great Depression, and as such, Standing Stone is another of the New Deal parks that Tennessee has to be proud of. The work building the road, cabins, Tea Room, and some of the other structures was primarily handled by the Works Project Administration (WPA), although some work was also done by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
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by Kelley Roark and Stuart Carroll (Falcon Guides)

The 4.7-mile Lake Trail, within Standing Stone State Park, a “New Deal” park near Cookeville, takes you around the lake and also shows o some of the WPA handiwork of the park, especially the dam. Birdlife and other wildlife abound around the lake. Standing Stone State Park is a wonderful little 855-acre state park that is surrounded by the much larger 11,000-acre Standing Stone State Forest.

The park is situated on a hilly area of the eastern Highland Rim and has many creeks and valleys that sculpt the uneven terrain. This park and forest were set aside during the Great Depression, and as such, Standing Stone is another of the New Deal parks that Tennessee has to be proud of. The work building the road, cabins, Tea Room, and some of the other structures was primarily handled by the Works Project Administration (WPA), although some work was also done by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

© 2016 Kelley Roark and Stuart Carroll/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hilham
Distance: 4.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Standing Stone State Park, 1674 Standing Stone State Park Hwy., Hilham, TN 38568; (931) 823-6347
Local Maps: USGS 7.5' quad Hilham
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Trail at Standing Stone State Park

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