Center Hill Lake

Tennessee

218Listings
Under $1B
$43.6MTotal 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)
    Mountains
  • Dam Name
    Center Hill Dam
  • Year Built
    1948
  • Managed By US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    18,220
  • Public Boat Ramps
    9
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Marinas
(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
Campgrounds
(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.
Hospitals
(615) 215-5000
520 West Main Street
Smithville, TN 37166
Airports
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
A Treasure of Tennessee

Center Hill Lake is a recreational splendor in the heart of Tennessee. Featuring waterfalls, rocky bluffs, and hardwood forests, the lake isn’t just your average escape.

The forested hills of the Tennessee Eastern Highlands are its pristine encasing. The lake sees over one million visitors a year but still manages a natural environment.

Under 100 Miles from Nashville

Nashville is approximately an hour’s drive away. The city is full of music venues, restaurants, bars, hotels, and attractions. It includes the Nashville International Airport and several large hospitals.

Cookeville is northeast of the lake if you are looking for a closer source of restaurants and shops. Families will appreciate having schools in Cookeville, Smithville, and Gordonsville.

Sparkling Waters

Center Hill Lake spans 18,220 acres and reaches depths of 195 feet. Its 415-mile shoreline includes inlets and coves where anglers and swimmers can escape the open waters.

Watercraft of all kinds travel the waters: pontoons, powerboats, jet skis, kayaks, canoes, fishing boats, and more. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing are popular activities.

Center Hill Marina & Yacht Club, Edgar Evins Marina, Hurricane Marina, and Hidden Harbor Marina are convenient for boat slips, rentals, and other services.

Lakeside Exploring

There is an impressive number of amenities around the lakeshore! There are 31 boat ramps, 25 recreation areas, seven swimming areas, 10 playgrounds, 388 campsites, and 20 trails.

Edgar Evins State Park is the largest park on the lake, covering 6,000 acres. It features 12 miles of hiking trails. They host a variety of events including wildflower walks, fishing lessons, and kayak tours.

Burgess Falls, Cul-Car-Mac Falls, and Great Falls are located off the waters of Center Hill Lake. Each is a beautiful sight and also serves as a swimming hole.

Falcon Rest, a Victorian mansion in McMinnville, delivers an exciting history lesson about the home during a guided tour with its owner, followed by a sit-down dinner.

Center Hill Lake is also surrounded by dozens of restaurants and places to shop for goods. It is a nice mix of serenity and fun.

Dazzling Waters and Scenic Shores

Center Hill Lake is an all-around great outdoor recreation hub centrally located between Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.