Lake Trail at Standing Stone State Park Professional Review and Guide
"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)."