36.0282° N, 85.7590° W

Center Hill Lake

Tennessee

Center Hill Lake is located in middle Tennessee – essentially central to Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga. Contained mostly in DeKalb County, the lake also travels into some small parts of Putnam and White County. Surrounding towns include Baxter, Smithville, Silver Point, Buffalo Valley, Sparta, Rock Island, and other rural communities.

Originally created in 1948 by a dam constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Center Hill Lake stretches 64 miles long 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. Peaceful coves wind to Burgess Falls & Fancer Falls waterfalls and other waterfalls, hiking trails and scenic lookout points can be found near the lake.

The emerald-like waters are well-known for fishing and recreational activities include kayaking, wakeboarding, skiing, and other interests. With Tennessee’s four distinct seasons, Center Hill Lake continues to be an ever-changing and alluring destination. 

Tucked away in the thick of rural Tennessee, Center Hill Lake hosts a few widely popular annual events including July 4th Fireworks Shows and Wakefest.

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miles of shoreline

marinas

bordering state parks

Pit stop / Launch.

Marinas & Docks.

Center Hill Marina & Yacht Club

450 Cove Hollow Cir, Lancaster, TN 38569

615.548.4315

Fuel & Oil, Store with Bait & Tackle, Slip & Boat Rentals, Furnished Cabin Rentals, Grocery Items, Launch/Ramp, Propane Exchange.

Coppertop Restaurant

Cookeville Boat Dock

13800 Cookeville Boatdock Rd, Baxter, TN 38544

931.858.4008

Fuel, Slip Rentals, Boat Rentals, Mercruiser Service Department, Ship’s Store, Launch/Ramp, Restaurant.

Edgar Evins Marina

2100 Edgar Evins State Park Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582

931.858.5695

Fuel, Slip, Pontoon & House Boat Rentals, Ship’s Store with Bait & Tackle, Fishing License, Launch/Ramp.

The Galley Restaurant at Edgar Evins Marina

Four Seasons Marina

351 Marina Dr, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.7000

 

Hidden Harbor Marina

2685 Casey Cove Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.8800

Fuel, Slip & Boat Rentals, Cabin Rentals, Campground, Bait & Tackle Shop, Grocery Items, Launch/Ramp.

Horseshoe Bend Marina

6040 Webbs Camp Rd, Walling, TN 38587

931.657.5080

Fuel, Slip & Boat Rentals, Fishing, Campground, Launch/Ramp.

Hurricane Marina

1287 Floating Mill Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582

931.858.2221

Fuel, Slip & Pontoon Boat Rentals, Ship’s Store, Grocery Items, Launch/Ramp.

Blue Water Grille Restaurant

Pates Ford Marina

6323 Jefferson Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.4807

Fuel, Slip & Boat Rentals, Cabin Rentals, Launch/Ramp.

Fishlipz Restaurant

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Sligo Marina

350 Sligo Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.5245

Fuel, Slip & Boat Rentals, Cabin Rentals, Store, Launch/Ramp.

Wheelhouse Restaurant

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Dine

Restaurants & Bars.

Blue Water Grille

864 Floating Mill Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582

931.858.2275

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Cookeville Boat Dock

13800 Cookeville Boatdock Rd, Baxter, TN 38544

931.858.4008

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Coppertop Restaurant

450 Cove Hollow Cir, Lancaster, TN 38569

615.548.4115

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FishLipz Resort & Grill

6323 Jefferson Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.4807

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Foglight Foodhouse

275 Power House Rd, Walling, TN 38587

931.657.2364

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Hillcrest Restaurant (water view only)

7035 Sparta Hwy, Sparta, TN 38583

931.761.2225

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The Burlap Room Beer Garden and Taphouse (not waterfront)

175 Hurricane Ridge Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.9560

 

The Galley Restaurant at Edgar Evins Marina

2100 Edgar Evins State Park Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582

931.858.2424

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Twisted Oaks (not waterfront)

3349 Nashville Hwy, Dowelltown, TN 37059

615.318.1290

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The Wheelhouse Restaurant

350 Sligo Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.5245

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Lodging

Cabin & Vacation Rentals.

Center Hill Marina
450 Cove Hollow Cir, Lancaster, TN 38569

615.548.4315

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Center Hill Chalets
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615-597-8488

Edgar Evins Marina
2100 Edgar Evins State Park Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582

931.858.5695

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Hidden Harbor Marina
2685 Casey Cove Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.8800

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The Inn at Evins Mill
1535 Evins Mill Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

(615) 269-3740

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The Retreat at Center Hill Lake
358 Relax Dr, Smithville, TN 37166

(615) 597-4298

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Pates Ford Marina
6323 Jefferson Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.4807

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Rock Island State Park
82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581

(931) 686-2471

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Sharp Lodge
16139 Smithville Hwy, Silver Point, TN 38582

(931) 858-2234

Sligo Marina
350 Sligo Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

615.597.5245

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Camp

Campgrounds & Parks.

Big Puckett's Campground (Restaurant on site)

1037Austin Road, Sparta, TN 38583

(931) 761-2267

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Center Hill Campground

1581 Wolf Creek Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582

(931) 858-1551

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Edgar Evins State Park

1630 Edgar Evins State Park Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582

(931) 646-3080

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Fiddler's Campground & Market

6980 Sparta Highway, Sparta, TN 

(931) 761-4820

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Floating Mill

430 Floating Mill Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582

(931) 858-4845

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Hidden Harbor Marina

2685 Casey Cove Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

(615) 597-8800

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Holmes Creek Recreation Area

 located on the Holmes Creek, a tributary of Center Hill Lake

 

Horseshoe Bend Marina

6040 Webbs Camp Rd, Walling, TN 38587

(931) 657-5080

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Long Branch

78 Lancaster Circle, Silver Point, TN 38582

(615) 548-8002

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Pates Ford Marina

6323 Jefferson Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

(615) 597-4807

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Ragland Bottom

Ragland Bottom Rd, Sparta, TN 38583

(931) 761-3616

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Rock Island State Park

82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 38581

(931) 686-2471

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tour

Local Guides.

Visiting the area or not familiar with the lake? Get in touch with a local guide!

Kayaking Adventures of Tennessee

Eddie Roy Ramos

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Are you a local guide? Offer guided tours of waterfalls, coves, etc? An instructor who offers wakeboarding/surfing or ski lessons? Add your name to the list!

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Center Hill Lake
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