136′ Burgess Falls Waterfall, 1 of 2 waterfalls on Center Hill Lake.
Center Hill Lake
Center Hill Lake is located in middle Tennessee – essentially central to Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.
Originally created in 1948 by a dam constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Center Hill Lake stretches 64 miles covering an area of 18,220 mostly undeveloped acres. With roughly 415 miles of shoreline and easy-rolling ridge tops, Center Hill Lake is known as a well-preserved and peaceful santuary.
Major tributaries of the lake include the Caney Fork River and the Falling Water River. Edgar Evins State Park, Burgess Falls State Park and Rock Island State Park contain portions of the lake’s shoreline. Window Cliffs is also a nearby state park. Tranquil coves wind to Burgess Falls & Fancer Falls waterfalls – two large waterfalls accessible by water. Other waterfalls, hiking trails and scenic lookout points can be found near the lake.
Tours & Guides
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Places to See
Waterfalls & Attractions
Both Burgess Falls & Fancher Falls are accessible by water. There are also several local attractions in the area.
Three state parks border Center Hill Lake. Burgess Falls, Edgar Evins and Rock Island all contain portions of the lake’s shoreline.
A 275-acre state natural area near Burgess Falls & Cookeville Boat Dock.
One of three state parks that border Center Hill Lake!
By Mireille Koester of the Cookeville Review. Guided by state park ranger. “The best fifteen dollars I’ve spent in a long time.”
A low key waterfall near Center Hill Lake.
How to get to Burgess Falls waterfall on Center Hill Lake and everything you need to know!