Meadow Creek is a 2,500 acre recreational property located on the Cumberland Plateau. The property borders Fall Creek Falls State park and is approximately 5 miles from Spencer, TN. Owned by the Navarre Family from Lookout Mountain since 1967, Meadow Creek has been used as a private place to hunt for quail, turkey, deer and dove and to fish for bass and bluegill. It has a 55 acre lake; 3 houses plus dog kennels and skeet shooting facilities. The main lodge at Meadow Creek is a 5 bedroom, 3 bath house built over the lake. Less than 3 miles away, is a paved, lighted, 3,500 foot airstrip suitable for single and twin engine propeller aircraft.
Up to 4 Hunters
The grounds at Meadow Creek have been actively managed for maximum bobwhite quail production since 1970. There are over 120 different 2 to 5 acre “feed plots” that are planted with partridge pea, bi-color lespedeza, milo and corn plus hundreds of acres of native habitat. Hunting is done either on foot or by vehicle (there is a both a Jeep and a Mule both with dog boxes.)
While the population of wild birds goes up and down depending on the year, Meadow Creek runs a first-class release quail program that insures plenty of shooting for all hunters. Supplemental feeding is done by scattering whole corn and milo thoroughly on each course once per week. Meadow Creek buys strong birds from the best growers. You do not have to kick these birds up. You will primarily be shooting into covey rises. Meadow Creek maintains a string of English Setters and Pointers plus retrievers. In an average day at Meadow Creek, a hunting party can expect to flush 15 to 30 different coveys of birds.
Lease Information – A total of 25 days of fully guided quail hunting are available for the coming season. The cost per day is $1,900 which includes a full day’s hunt with lunch. For $300, you can add overnight accommodations which includes dinner and breakfast. The daily bag limit is 36 birds per party. There is a half day hunt option available as well for $1,350. The bag limit for a half day is 24 birds per party. These prices are for up to 4 hunters per day. Only two guns are allowed to shoot at one time. Scheduling will be done on a first come, first serve basis and will be handled in as fair and accommodating way as possible. A reasonable number of non-shooting guests (i.e. spouses and children) are more than welcome to accompany you. For those with hunting dogs, your dogs are more than welcome.
Weather Policy – As much as we would like to, we cannot insure ideal weather for everyone’s hunt. We want your experience to be as pleasant as possible, but need your participation on making less than ideal weather days work. This is simply part of hunting. Our policy is that if you make the effort to come to Meadow Creek the day of your hunt and weather prevents you from hunting, we’ll reschedule you. If you don’t make the effort, we won’t be able to provide you another day or refund. On rainy days, we’ll hunt during the rain breaks or when it is light enough to enjoy ourselves. Exceptions are if there is a solid cover of snow on the ground or ice on the roads. In this event, we’ll reschedule your hunt. Thank you for understanding!
$6,000 / Year
2 Annual Memberships
Meadow Creek has been managed for trophy deer for over 15 years. In the opinion of many, it offers some of the finest deer hunting, especially for trophy deer, in the state of Tennessee with numerous trophy bucks seen, photographed or taken each year scoring 150 points or more on the Boone and Crocket scale.
Lots of food plots are well managed totaling 60+ acres for the deer. These food plots consist primarily of corn, clover, wheat and oats. Six box stands are in place and are great spots to sit with kids or on a rainy day. Other infrastructure (i.e. ladder stands) are in place and ready for use. In order to promote trophy bucks, Meadow Creek has instituted a policy on only harvesting bucks that score over 125 points and are 3.5 years or older. Additionally, Meadow Creek has permits to take over 60 does per year to keep the buck to doe ratio in balance.
Membership Information – There are two memberships available. The cost of a membership is $6,000. Additional charges are $200 per night to stay in the main house. The small house is available for your use free of charge. Meals can be arranged for an additional expense. Membership limit is 1 buck per season meeting the QDM requirements mentioned above. Meadow Creek has permits to harvest 60 does every year for management purposes. You and guests can assist in this as much as you like. A member can bring 2 guests per day. A member can deer hunt any day of the state’s legal season. This usually begins the end of September and ends the middle of January. A reasonable amount of pre-season scouting is permitted.
Other Points of Interest: If requested, Doyle Kerley (property manager) will be available to guide a member or his guest the majority of the season’s dates. When staying in the house, a reasonable number of non-hunting guests (i.e. spouses and children) are more than welcome to accompany you. House will be made available to quail hunters first.
2 Annual Memberships
Since their restoration some 15 years ago wild turkeys have become abundant at Meadow Creek. On an average spring day, riding around the property, one will commonly hear from 10 to 15 different gobblers. As in most places, gobblers at Meadow Creek are not easy to kill. But a hunter can expect to work one or more birds every day.
Membership Information – There are two memberships available. The cost of a membership is $4,000. Additional charges are $200 per night to stay in the main house. Meals can be arranged for an additional expense. Membership limit is 4 birds per season. A member can bring 2 guests per day. A member can turkey hunt any day of the state’s season.
Points of Interest: If requested, Doyle Kerley (property manager) will be available to guide a member or his guest the majority of the season’s dates. A turkey membership also comes with fishing privileges to the 55 acre lake during the dates of turkey season.
5 Annual Memberships
There is good bass and bluegill fishing in the 55 acre lake. The bluegill fishing at Meadow Creek is excellent. Meadow Creek maintains two aluminum john boats that have platforms and are set up for fishing.
Batteries and trolling motors are ready for use. It is a gorgeous lake and time spent fishing at Meadow Creek will make for a relaxing day.
Membership Information – There are five fishing memberships available. The cost of a membership is $1,500. Additional charges are $375 per night to stay in the main house. Meals can be arranged for an additional expense. A member can bring 3 guests per day. Guests must be accompanied by the member.
A member can fish any day between March 1st and November 1st. Personal boats are allowed on the lake and we have a convenient boat ramp for launching. Only electric motors are allowed.
Up to 10 People
Available is the opportunity to rent the cabin and have access to Meadow Creek’s wonderful grounds. Enjoy a relaxing summer weekend on the Cumberland Plateau.
The cabin is five bedrooms with a screened in porch overlooking our 55 acre private lake. You can fish, shoot skeet, visit Fall Creek Falls State Park, plus more. Plenty of activities for the kids.
Also within 3 miles is a first class 18-hole golf course at Fall Creek Falls State Park.
The cost per night is $500. The house can accommodate as many as 10 people. Meals can be arranged for an additional expense. Availability is March 1st – November 1st .
Call us at 423-364-2092 to book your weekend getaway.