Nashville lakes provide a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.
Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose from including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, boating, and water skiing. On our connecting rivers you can also find paddle boarding, river boat dining and exploration, and more. The numerous species of wildlife here, including abundant populations of waterfowl and wading birds, make for some exciting nature study and photography too!
Tennessee lakes belongs to you. Treat your lake and the surrounding public lands and rivers with respect by keeping them clean.
Public Service Announcement: Everyone can enjoy if we use common sense and follows safety guidelines. Safety while swimming, wading, and boating is the responsibility of the individual. There are no lifeguards on duty at any time at our recreation areas. Visitors must be aware of underwater hazards such as submerged stumps, logs, and rocks. Drop-offs may exist near the shore. Be especially careful near the shoreline, since depth of water may vary from time to time and place to place. Children should be closely supervised and wear life jackets while they are playing in or near the water. Enjoy yourself and have a safe visit.