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Center Hill Lake


328Listings$5K-$8.1M$87.3MTotal Value
Center Hill Lake, Tennessee

The Center Hill Lake real estate market is a top twenty marketplace for lake property in Tennessee.

The average list price for Center Hill Lake homes for sale is $411,000. Normally there are about 50 lake homes for sale at Center Hill Lake, and 210 listings for lots and land.

Center Hill Lake is a mid-sized Tennessee lake, and has 415 miles of shoreline. Nashville International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 61 miles away.

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  • 415Mi. of Shoreline
  • 190Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Center Hill Dam
  • Year Built
  • Managed By US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
(615) 548-4315
450 Cove Hollow Circle
Lancaster, TN 38569
(615) 597-8800
2685 Casey Cove Rd
Smithville, TN 37166
(931) 858-2221
864 Floating Mill Rd
Silver Point , TN 38582
Golf Courses
(931) 761-8124
235 Harbor Greens PLace
Sparta, TN 38583
(615) 597-6648
430 Golf Club Dr
Smithville, TN 37166
(931) 432-5149
4770 Ben Jared Rd
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 858-4845
430 Floating Mill Rd
Silver Point, TN 38582
(615) 597-8800
2685 Casey Cove Rd
Smithville, TN 37166
(931) 761-3616
14410 Ragland Bottom Rd
Sparta, TN 38583
  • Counties: DeKalb County, Putnam County, Warren County, White County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree and Crafts Festival, Lester Flatt Memorial Bluegrass Day
  • Interesting facts: The tailwater from the dam stays around 48 degrees year round.
  • Known for: Deep Waters
  • Landmarks: Edgar Evins, Burgess Falls, and Rock Island State Park
  • Other notes: A wildlife exhibit is located at the Resource Manager's Office within Center Hill Lake Information Center.
(615) 215-5000
520 West Main Street
Smithville, TN 37166
Nashville International Airport
1 Terminal Drive Nashville, TN 37214
61 miles away
Warren County Memorial Airport
4637 Nashville Highway McMinnville, TN 37110
30 miles away
    About Center Hill Lake
    Located DeKalb, Putnam, Warren, and White County of Tennessee

    Center Hill Lake is 18,220 acres in size and its max depth is 195 feet. This lake is surrounded by 415 miles of shoreline. This lake features waterfalls, rocky bluffs and hardwood forests.

    Hospitals and Transportation

    Nearby is Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb hospital and 30 miles away from Center Hill Lake is the Warren County Memorial Airport.

    On the Water

    Visitors love the recreational uses of the water. Guests bring pontoons, powerboats, jet skis, kayaks, canoes, and fishing boats. Visitors also love to swim, water ski, go tubing, and wakeboard. This lake has 31 boat ramps, 25 recreation sites, 7 swimming areas, 388 campsites, 10 playgrounds, and 20 hiking trails. There are also places like the Center Hill Marina & Yacht Club, Edgar Evans Marina, and Hurricane Marina to obtain boat slips and other services. The fishing in Center Hill Lake is also a major feature of the area. Common species include black crappie, brown trout, channel catfish, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, walleye, and white crappie. Edgar Evans is the largest state park on Center Hill Lake. It covers 6,000 acres and features 12 miles of hiking trails. The park hosts events such as fishing lessons, kayak tours, and even wildflower walks.


    Center Hill is strategically located between Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville. Nashville is an hour away from Center Hill Lake and features music venues, restaurants, bars, and hotels. If you are looking to explore a city closer to Center Hill Lake, Cookeville is the perfect place. It has a variety of restaurants and shops to enjoy. Off the waters of Center Hill Lake are Burgess Falls, Cul-Car-Mac Falls, and Great Falls which visitors and locals love to explore and see. They all offer unique views and also serve as a swimming hole for guests. Another exciting attraction is Falcon Rest, which is a Victorian Mansion in McMinnville. This mansion gives visitors an extensive history lesson about the home and property as well as guided tours with its owner.


    Center Hill Lake is an incredible place to experience. Do not miss your chance to explore this lake on your next visit.