Pates Ford Marina

Fishlipz Restaurant

Center Hill Lake

Location: 6323 Jefferson Rd, Smithville, TN 37166

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

*Seasonal hours vary. Call ahead.


  • Fuel
  • Slip Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Launch/Ramp
  • Restaurant


Phone: (615) 597-4807

Located at the Southern end of Center Hill Lake, Pates Ford Marina features Pontoon Boat Rentals, Boat Slips, Restaurant, and Cabin Rentals. Pates Ford hosts numerous events throughout the year including boat shows, fishing tournaments, WakeFest, wakeboard competitions, corn hole tournaments, live music and costume parties.

Boat Rentals

Spend a day kicking back and cruising on Center Hill Lake with a pontoon rental. Pates Ford Marina offers double decker pontoon boats available for rent. The boats are available 7 days a week and advance reservations are recommended so be sure to call ahead.

Boat Slip Rentals

Forget towing your boat to and from the lake, reserve a slip rental. Pates Ford features multiple boat slip options available for storing your watercraft at Center Hill Lake. Contact the marina for availability.

Fishlipz Bar & Grill

After a day on the lake, order up at Fish Lipz Grill. The restaurant features a varied menu that includes such items as burgers, salads, shrimp, grouper, and catfish. A children’s menu is also available.

Pates Ford Marina Lodging

Cabins are a great option for staying overnight at Center Hill Lake. Pates Ford has 2 Bedroom cabins and a Lodge Cabin that sleeps 8. Cabin rentals must be paid in advance


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