COOKEVILLE – Ready for a paddleboat ride? Cane Creek Park’s concession stand is now open daily for rentals.
Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 1-7 p.m. The park itself is open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. from Memorial Day until Putnam County schools are back in session.
“It’s a great way to enjoy the sunshine and scenery and get some exercise,” Dennis Woolbright, park manager, said. “We’re the only park close by where you can enjoy paddleboats.”
Paddleboats will be available through the last weekend of October. (When schools reopen, the concession stand will be open on Saturday and Sunday only.) The cost is $3 for a two-seater or $4 for a four-seater per half hour. Renters must be at least 18 years old, and children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets are required and provided.
Also available to rent at the concession stand are fishing poles, basketballs, volleyballs and golf discs. All rentals are cash-only.
The 262-acre Cane Creek Park, located at 201 C C Camp Road, is one of 10 parks maintained by Cookeville Leisure Services. In addition to paddleboats, it features several walking trails, a mountain bike trail, disc golf course, basketball and volleyball courts, picnic shelters and play equipment.
The 56-acre lake offers a variety of catches, including rainbow trout, large-mouth bass, bluegill, crappie, carp, brim and catfish. Fishermen may try their luck from the bank, two fishing piers or a boat with a trolling motor or paddles. Children 12 and under may fish without a license.
For more information about the park or to reserve a picnic shelter, call Leisure Services at 931-520-4386 or visit www.cookeville-tn.gov/ls.