Cane Creek Park


This 262-acre regional park contains three picnic shelters, play equipment, a 56-acre lake, two fishing piers, paddleboat rentals and a concession stand which are open in season, walking trails, a basketball court and a volleyball court and an eighteen hole Disc Golf course.  Cane Creek Park is located at 201 CC Camp Rd.  You may contact the park office at 526.6668.  To make a shelter reservation, you can call the Administrative office at 520.4386, visit our office at City Hall, or reserve on-line.
We are excited to offer a new way to reserve a shelter.  You can now reserve on-line.

*Please note the TN Wildlife Resources Agency requires that everyone ages 13 to 84 has a valid TN Fishing License to fish in the state of TN.  They will periodically check those fishing at Cane Creek Park to make sure they are in accordance with the law.  You can purchase most licenses from county clerks, sporting goods stores, hardware stores, boat docks, the TWRA website and all TWRA regional offices.  Call 1.800.262.6704 for more information.
**We would  like to remind everyone that we have changed the names of our shelters effective January, 2011.  To make things more convenient for everyone, the shelters have been renamed as the following:  Shelter #1 is now Hilltop Shelter, Shelter #2 is now Lakeview Shelter and Shelter #3 is now Courtside Shelter. We hope this change will make it easier when reserving shelters in the future! The new rates for Hilltop & Courtside Shelters is $10 an hr. and $8 an hr. for Lakeview Shelter. These prices went into effect January 3, 2011.
Cane Creek Park will be Open:
April 1 - Memorial Day 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Memorial Day -Labor Day 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Day after Labor Day-October 30 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Halloween-April 1 7a.m. to 6 p.m.
Boat and Concession Stand Hours:
1st Sat in April-Memorial Day Sat 11a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun 1-6 p.m.
Memorial Day-
Putnam Co. Public Schools Re-Open
Mon-Sat 11-7 p.m., 
Sun 1-7 p.m.
Putnam Co. Public Schools Open-
Mid October
Sat 11a.m.-7 p.m. & Sun 1-7 p.m.
Price for Boat Rentals:
Paddleboats:   ½ hour rentals $3 (2-seat) $4 (4-seat)
*Children 12 & under must have adult in boat and wear a life jacket.  Athletic equipment such as basketballs, volleyballs, disc golf discs and fishing poles can be rented at the concession stand for $1.00 per hour.
Shelter Rentals:
Prices for picnic shelter rentals are:  Hilltop & Courtside Shelters - both fit up to 100 people - $10 per hour;  Lakeview Shelter - fits up to 50 people - $8 per hour
Each shelter has at least one charcoal grill and a 110-volt outlet for small appliances only.  The shelters can be reserved at the Cookeville Leisure Services Administrative office in City Hall or by calling 520-4FUN.  The reserving party is expected to leave the area reasonably clean and to place all trash in cans.
The lake, well stocked with rainbow trout, large-mouth bass, bluegill, crappie, carp and catfish, is popular with fisherman.  There is a boat ramp for non-motorized and electric-powered boats. (No gas motors are allowed on the lake.)  Park patrons must abide by TN State Fishing laws.
Dogs and other pets taken to the park will be subject to the leash law of the City of Cookeville.  We also ask that you please respect others and the park by picking up after
your pet.  We have waste stations placed around the park for your convenience. (Please note, animals are not allowed at the Cane Creek SportsPlex.)
Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed in the park.
The Leisure Services Department offers a Money Back Guarantee.  If you are not satisfied with the quality of your visit at Cane Creek Park, we will gladly refund your reservation fee.
Click here for Cane Creek Park Trail Map