Cane Creek Park trail section closing for bridge replacement

COOKEVILLE – A small portion of trail on the north side of Cane Creek Park will be closed temporarily for the replacement of a pedestrian bridge. The project will begin the week of Feb. 7 and likely continue for several weeks. All other areas of the park will remain open.

“Walkers and runners will still have access to the trail, but they won’t be able to make a loop around the lake,” Rick Woods, Cookeville Leisure Services Director, said. “They will have to double back at the point of closure on either side of the bridge construction site.”

Mountain bike trail users will travel a longer way around the lake, starting along the south side and then across the dam, to access the entrance of that trail.

“In addition, we will have to drop the lake level to be able to do this work, which will make bank fishing more challenging for a short time,” he said.

Woods said it will likely be late spring before the bridge replacement is complete. In the meantime, the best access to most of the trail is on the south side of the lake by the boat ramp.

“We encourage people to continue to visit the park and enjoy our trails and perhaps get some extra steps into their routine,” Woods said.

Cane Creek Park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 201 CC Camp Road. Starting March 13 (Daylight Saving Time) it will remain open until 9 p.m. For more information, call 931-520-4386.

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