Center Hill Lake | Nashville Waterfront

For week two of our Nashville Waterfront series, we will be exploring Center Hill Lake located in Smithville, Tenn., about an hour east of Nashville.

Center Hill Lake was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1946 as a multi-purpose project for development of water resources, including electricity production and flood control. The Center Hill Dam was completed four years later in 1948; it stands 260 feet high.

Center Hill is 64 miles upstream, nestled along the Cumberland Plateau, and covers an area of 18,220 square feet with the capacity to hold 762,000 acre feet of water. At its deepest point it is 190 feet. The lake boasts 415 miles of undeveloped shoreline showcasing Tennessee’s beauty in its most natural state. Major tributaries of Center Hill Lake include Caney Fork River, Collins River, Rocky River and the Falling Water.

It is a great fishing lake, home to many types of bass including spotted and largemouth, crappie, catfish, bluegill and walleye. A fun fact about Center Hill Lake is that the Tennessee State Record spotted bass was caught on it in 1989, weighting 5 pounds and 8 ounces.

This lake is also great for recreation including boating and swimming with an average water temperature of 75 degrees. The area surrounding the lake is home to three state parks and a golf course, nine recreation areas, nine marinas (which offer pontoon, Jon boat and canoe rentals as well as Ship’s Stores that sell boat fuel and accessories), 41 boat ramps, 364 picnic sites, eight playgrounds, nine miles of trails and six swimming areas.


Center Hill Lake Real Estate

152 Rayahs Way
Quebeck, TN 38579

$429,900

Beds: 4

Baths: 3

This dream home can be yours! 4 BEDROOM PLAN. 2-SLIP BOAT DOCK & SUN DECK. STACKED STONE FIREPLACE, ICE MAKER, SS APPLIANCES, GRANITE, HARDWOODS, TILE, JET SKI w/TRAILER, HOT TUB, POOL TABLE & MORE! CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING. For more information about this Center Hill Lake waterfront home, please click here.


6500 Coconut Ridge Rd.
Smithville, TN 37166

$4,995,000

Beds: 5

Baths: 5 full, 3 half

Magnificent LAKEFRONT with private DOCK on Center Hill Lake.5 BD Hampton’s Style, stone & shingle main residence, 4BD guest house, 1 BD cabin, garages & helipad, 2 story houseboat. Over 3.5 acres, gated peninsula.Add’l building site. Perfection! For more information about this Center Hill lakefront home, please visit here.


4662 Hwy 70
Smithville, Tn 37166

$447,500

Beds: 3

Baths: 3

CUSTOM LAKE VIEW HOME IN PRIME LOCATION ON CENTER HILL LAKE! ARCHITECT DESIGNED/OWNED ON A PRIVATE, GATED STREET AND ONLY A VERY SHORT DRIVE TO MARINA! 3 BDR, 3 BTH, 3558 SQ FT, GRANITE COUNTERS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, SUPERB CRAFTMANSHIP THROUGHOUT! For more information about this Center Hill Lake waterfront home, please visit here.

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