Center Hill Lake, TN, USA

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Center Hill Lake, TN, USA

Find the best place to stay — Center Hill Lake

Make time for you at Center Hill Lake

Located just over an hour's drive from Nashville, Center Hill Lake is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. From fishing, swimming, and boating on the lake to exploring the lavish green spaces around the water, there's no end of reasons to marvel at the landscape here. Throw in the delights of the surrounding communities and you have the makings of a perfect break. Center Hill Lake vacation rentals offer an idyllic base for vacations with families, friends, or both, and you'll find many rentals place you right at the water's edge.

Choose your adventure on Center Hill Lake

Sparkling waters and clear blue skies offer the perfect combination for a day on the water. Many travelers take advantage of the clean water to enjoy wild swimming, although there are several roped off areas if you're vacationing with kids. Pontoon rentals are available from numerous commercial marinas, including the popular Center Hill Marina, where on weekends from mid-May through to Labor Day, you can also enjoy a meal at the marina's floating restaurant. Year round, the lake is a great spot to cast a line for bass, bluegill, and bream.

Explore Center Hill Lake attractions

The lake may well be the star of the show, but head south for just 50 minutes and you'll come across the Great Falls Dam, a feat of engineering that serves up a world-renowned white-water kayaking route in its tail waters. If you prefer a slower pace, you can discover the history of the dam by checking out the exhibit at the Center Hill Lake Information Center in Lancaster. Back at the lake, the Appalachian Center for Craft, a campus of Tennessee Tech and a popular area attraction, offers exhibits of a different flavor as well as fine art galleries and craft workshops.

Enjoy all the seasons in Center Hill Lake

Summer temperatures can easily top 90 degrees so, perhaps understandably, July and August can bring stiff competition for Center Hill Lake vacation rentals. Not to worry, though, the hot season tends to kick off around May and lasts all the way through to September, so you shouldn't have too much trouble securing a great spot on the lake. Things start to get colder in these parts from the end of November, lasting through to early March, although that does little to deter the fishermen and those who are keen to see the lake's surroundings draped in its winter whites.

Discover lavish green spaces near Center Hill Lake

The forested hills that surround the lake offer up many glorious green spaces to explore. Along with a popular observation tower from which you might spot cerulean warblers and wintering bald eagles, the 6,000-acre Edgar Evins State Park contributes 12 miles of the somewhat extraordinary 600 miles of trails to be found in the wider area. A little over 25 miles east of the park and within easy reach of most Center Hill Lake vacation rentals is Burgess Falls State Park, a stunning spot where winding trails lead nature enthusiasts to the spectacular sight of 4 waterfalls cascading into a pool below.