Reasons to Visit Center Hill Lake

by Elizabeth Thompson

Just far enough from the hustle of Nashville and its outliers, but close enough to be accessible, lies the 64-mile long Center Hill Lake. This impressive waterway is home to approximately 415 miles of pristine shoreline and numerous species of fish and other wildlife. With so much to do and explore in the area, you certainly want to give yourself plenty of time to appreciate all that this treasure has to offer. 


If you are planning to come to the lake, you should make plans to get out on the water. For water enthusiasts brinigng their own boat, the Retreat at Center Hill Lake has a newly updated dock with multiple boat slips available to rent and a boat ramp. If you do not have your own boat, but would like to get out on the water, there are plenty of places to rent a boat for the day. Many of the 9 marinas on Center Hill Lake offer boat rentals. JBeez Watercraft is another option for boat rentals, offering everything from pontoons to jetskis to kayaks. With hundreds of hidden coves to explore, Center Hill Lake, has no shortage of space for everyone to enjoy whether it be fishing, tubing, kayaking or swimming.



There are three state parks along Center Hill Lake providing great options for hiking. Edgar Evins, Burgess Falls and Rock Island each have their own unique trails; many include waterfalls and great views of the lake. These parks are all within driving distance of the Retreat at Center Hill Lake. Additionally, the Retreat has a network of trails that interconnect to give you multiple options for your trek.


The Retreat at Center Hill Lake gives you a choice of multiple accommodation styles and views of the lake. This is the Accommodationsonly accommodation option on Center Hill Lake where you can stay in either our upscale hotel-style Lodge or more rustic cabins and still have full access to the lake. With beautiful lake views, a boat ramp and boat dock, the Retreat at Center Hill Lake is a great option for experiencing the lake. For those looking for camping, there are several campgrounds scattered along the shoreline of Center Hill Lake.

Whatever draws you to the lake, make sure to take the time to enjoy the peaceful beauty at the heart of Tennessee.

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