The first thing to do at J Percy Priest Lake is to go to the Visitors Center on the West side of the Dam. At the Visitors Center you will find information on all the activities available around the Lake. Information such as fishing, hunting, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and more. You can find boat rentals and rv campgrounds.
J Percy Priest Lake was created in the 1960's when a hydro electric dam was built on the Stones River just east of Nashville, Tn. More than a dozen access points were created around the lake for visitors.
Marinas and boat ramps were built along with picnic and camping areas. Trails were added for hikers, bikes, and horses.
Percy Priest beaches are located at Anderson Road, Cook and Seven Points Campground. All three have sand beaches, surrounded by restricted area buoys and a floating orange boundary. Anderson Road and Cook beaches have playgrounds, picnic sites, group shelters, boat launching ramps, and bathrooms.
J Percy Priest Lake Islands - There are around 38 islands to explore on the 14,000 acre lake. 22 of the islands have names and 11 of the islands can be camped on.
The lake is
just 15 minutes east of downtown Nashville on I-40 east, which makes it
easy to fit into anyone vacation plans. The Visitors Center is located
at 3737 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37214. Phone: 615-889-1975.
Nashville Shores Waterpark - It is located on the east side of the dam, and you will see the sign on Bell road. Use your GPS and you can find it at 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage, TN 37076. Phone: 615-889-7050
Elm Hill Marina
- Boat Rentals are: 13 Pontoon, 2 Ski, and 3 Fishing Boats, 2 bass w/live wells, overnight slips, Wireless Internet, Fuel dock w/ 6 pumps, security, propane, live bait, boat ramp, The Cove restaurant with live bands during season (end Oct thru beginning march). Located on Percy Priest Lake at 3361 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37214 615-889-5363
Fate Sanders Marina - John Hopkins dock owner operator is a well known pro-fisherman who is willing and ready to advise you. Boat Rentals are pontoon and fishing. Open Slips to 60 ft covered slips. Restaurant is known for its catfish and is open 360 days a year. It also has gas pumps and a tackle shop. Located on Percy Priest Lake at 3157 Weakly Lane, Smyrna, Tn 37167, 615-459-6219
Four Corners Marina - Admiral Jims Marina Restaurant prepares one of a kind daily specials. The Marina's other amenities are Boat Rentals, pontoons, and fishing boats. 30 ft covered slips available with Wi-Fi. 4 Gas pumps with 50 ft hoses, storage and repair. Located 4027 La Vergne / Couchville Pike, Antioch, Tn 37013, 615-641-9523
Nashville Boat Rentals - Located behind Nashville Shores Water Park. Go in the Nashville Shores Drive and tell them you are going to Nashville Boat Rentals. Make left at the sign and park for free.
If you want to rent a boat, they have 15 jet ski rentals by hour, half day and full day, 15 pontoon boat rentals for 1/2 and full day, the pontoon rentals has 3 with seats, the rest are party boats without seats.
You bring your own seats and whatever equipment you want, grills,
generators, coolers, etc. There are some lockers but most people store
things in vehicle. Life Jackets are available. 615-533-4140
Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina
This marina is for the sailboat enthusiast. It has a boat ramp, trailer parking, 2 overnight visitor slips, vending machines, home of Percy Priest Yacht Club. 2901 Bell Road, Nashville, Tn 37217, 615-862-8472
Long Hunter State Park
- One of the State Parks on Percy Priest Lake.
Percy Priest Yacht Club - Percy Priest Yacht Club is a recognized yacht club and a member of Yachting Clubs of America. Primarily based at the Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina. There are 6 sponsored regattas plus mid-week and weekend club races during season.
Youth sponsored sailing camps during summer, and Learning at the Helm program on Tuesday evenings from April thru September for anyone interested in sailing. 2901 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37217. 615-862-8472