Center Hill Lake
Center Hill Lake is located in middle Tennessee, just east of Nashville.
Originally created in 1948 by a dam constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Center Hill Lake is 64 miles long covering an area of 18,220 acres. With roughly 415 miles of shoreline and rolling ridge tops, Center Hill Lake and the surrounding small towns are the state’s absolute best of the best.
Major tributaries of the lake include the Caney Fork and the Falling Water River. Edgar Evins, Burgess Falls and Rock Island State Park contain portions of the lake’s shoreline. Peaceful coves lead to large waterfalls and other falls can be found near the lake.
miles of shoreline
bordering state parks
At a Glance.
attractions & things to do:
A 275-acre state natural area near Burgess Falls & Cookeville Boat Dock.read more
One of three state parks that border Center Hill Lake!read more
Gain a new perspective of Center Hill Lake from a bird’s eye view! Tour the lake, waterfalls, and surrounding area with country music star & legend Aaron Tippin & his crew.read more
Jet bike rentals at Center Hill Lakeread more
By Mireille Koester of the Cookeville Review. Guided by state park ranger. “The best fifteen dollars I’ve spent in a long time.”read more
A panoramic lookout point near Center Hill Lake with a nearby Bed & Breakfast. Located in Monterey, Tennesseeread more
An off-grid camping experience in Baxter, Tennessee near Center Hill Lake. Rated 2nd Best of Tennessee HipCamp.read more
A low key waterfall near Center Hill Lake.read more
How to get to Burgess Falls waterfall on Center Hill Lake and everything you need to know!read more
The super popular waterfall you can get to on Center Hill Lake! Hike the falls or pull up in your boat!read more
Facts: The largest beer garden in Tennessee! And the coolest place around.read more
Edgar Evins State Park & Marina on Center Hill Lakeread more
A weekend itinerary at Center Hill Lake. What to do when you’re in town!read more
Love hiking? There’s no better place to hit the trails than around Center Hill Lake!read more
Don’t just enjoy Center Hill Lake! There are countless other hot spots around the lake!read more
The coolest (and most popular) waterfall in Tennessee. Located in Cookeville, Tennessee.read more
You didn’t know about all the waterfalls around the lake? You’ve been missing out.read more
Maps of Center Hill Lake.
Visiting the area or not familiar with the lake? Get in touch with a local guide!
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!
Resources & Information
Center Hill Lake