Waterfalls + Local Attractions
Burgess Falls, Fancher Falls and Rock Island are accessible by water.
There are also several other waterfalls on the lake and in the surrounding area.
Center Hill Lake is much more than a lake. There are several giant waterfalls on this lake that make this place a true destination. Kayak, canoe, boat or take a jet ski to the bottom of one of the waterfalls!
Looking to hit a few hiking trails? We have several of those too. Browse local hang out spots and make plans to be at the lake!
Access by water or visit the park. Find out more.
80′ waterfall accessible by water + smaller Mist Falls. Find out more.
Home of Great Falls, a 30-foot horseshoe cascading waterfall, located below the 19th-century cotton textile mill that it powered over 100 years ago. Also home to Twin Falls. Find out more.
Be sure to note: this is subject to water level. At times, you will have to walk to the waterfalls.
There are also several waterfalls in this area around the lake. Most were just recently opened to the public.
More Waterfalls + Hiking Trails to Discover
in the region
Are you up for a challenge? See Virgin Falls, Sheep Cave, Big Laurel Falls, Blue Hole, Big Branch Falls, and Martha’s Pretty Point.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited state parks. Featuring waterfalls, hiking, and more.
A 1586-acre park situated on the sandstone tableland of the Cumberland Plateau in Crossville, Tennessee. Camping, boating, hiking, fishing, and more.
A roughly 2 mile hiking trail featuring rock houses and 60′ waterfall. Located in Jamestown, Tennessee just outside of Allardt.
A beach area at the lake great for swimming and spending the day.
A must stop scenic overlook off Hwy 70 just east of Downtown Sparta. On the way up Bon Air Mountain just past Wildcat Falls
Things to See and Do this season! Amazing road trips and local day trip ideas.
A rural 0.2 mile hiking trail featuring a waterfall and Lost Creek Cave. Film site for Disney’s 1994 Jungle Book.
Fancher Falls Center Hill Lake, Tennessee Waypoint: 36.000570 / -85.619013 80' Waterfall on Center Hill Lake accessible by water. Great for swimming, paddle boards, kayaking, canoeing and boating Also known as Taylor Creek Falls / 80' high Mist Falls is directly by...
A popular park featuring a 56-acre lake, fishing piers, walking pathways, mountain bike trails, disc golf, concession stand and paddleboat, kayak and canoe rentals.
A 35-acre lake featuring hiking trails, waterfalls, and fishing spots. Kayakers welcome.
Welch’s Point located in Sparta, Tennessee, a scenic lookout point along with a hiking trail to Virgin Falls Waterfall.
Favorite hiking trails near and around Center Hill Lake you need to see.
Three state parks border Center Hill Lake. Burgess Falls, Edgar Evins and Rock Island all contain portions of the lake’s shoreline.
A widely popular waterfall within a state park in Cookeville, Tennessee. Cummins Falls.
You won’t find better hiking trails anywhere else than the Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee! Cookeville, Center Hill Lake, Waterfall Hikes.
Looking for a cool place to kick it or take in that gorgeous Tennessee scenery? Check out these places in the Upper Cumberland region.
11 Waterfalls in the greater Cookeville area to see. State parks. Waterfalls accessible on Center Hill Lake. Waterfall hikes.
Another amazing waterfall in the Upper Cumberland region. Waterloo Falls, Cookeville, Tennessee.
A 275-acre state natural area near Burgess Falls & Cookeville Boat Dock.
One of three state parks that border Center Hill Lake!
A bird’s eye view of a panoramic scene. Located in Monterey, Tennessee.
How to get to Burgess Falls waterfall on Center Hill Lake and everything you need to know!
The super popular waterfall you can get to on Center Hill Lake! Hike the falls or pull up in your boat!
Love hiking? There’s no better place to hit the trails than around Center Hill Lake!