US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Camping

DEVELOPED CAMPING

Camping at Center Hill Lake

All Campgrounds on Center Hill Lake are convenient to boat ramps, shower houses, bathrooms, washers & dryers, dump stations, and campsites typically have grills, fire rings, picnic tables as well as other amenities.

For maps of the campground, click the campground name; for reservations, click the link below each campground name or see the bottom of this page:

Campground:

Floating Mill
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Long Branch
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Ragland Bottom
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Season:

April 13 -

October 30

April 2 -
October 30
April 20 -
October 12
Fees: $14 - $20 $18 - $20 $14 - $20
No. of Sites: 115 60 57
No. of Sites with Water & Electric hookups: 88 (34 Tent-only) 60 40 (10 Tent-only)
No. of Sites with Sewer hookups: 2 3 10
Swim Beach: Y N vicinity
Phone Number (info*): (931) 858-4845 (615) 548-8002 (931) 761-3616
Directions: From Smithville:  from the intersection of U.S. 70 & State Route 56, follow State Route 56 north (Cookeville Hwy) 9.5 miles, turn left at the sign for Floating Mill – Hurricane Marina. (The road will be the first left after passing the scenic overlook.) Follow signs to the park.

From I-40:  Exit 273, follow State Route 56 south 3.4 miles, turn right at the sign for Floating Mill Park / Hurricane Marina. Follow signs to the park.

From Smithville:  from the intersection of U.S. 70 & State Route 56, follow U.S. 70 west 5.6 miles to State Route 96 North (Dale Ridge Rd), turn right. Follow State Route 96 north 10.7 miles to Center Hill Dam, turn left just before the dam on State Route 141, travel 0.4 mile (less than 1/2 mile). Long Branch is located on the right at the bottom of the hill, adjacent to Center Hill Dam.

From I-40:  Exit 268 & follow State Route 96 (Buffalo Valley Rd) south 3.6 miles to the junction of State Route 141/96. Turn right and follow State Route 141/96 west 1.1 miles to Center Hill Dam, immediately after crossing the dam turn right on State Route 141 travel 0.4 mile (less than 1/2 mile). Long Branch is located on the right at the bottom of the hill, adjacent to Center Hill Dam.

From Smithville:  from the intersection of U.S. 70 & State Route 56 follow U.S. 70 (Sparta Hwy) east 7.1 miles to Ragland Bottom Rd.  (After crossing Sligo Bridge, the recreation area is 1.1 miles and will be the first road on the left at the top of the hill).

*Phone numbers are for information only; Reservations are made through the NRRS, see below.

Campsite Reservations

For reservations, you can use our nationwide one-stop shopping for selected Federal recreation facilities and activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service.  This service is known as the National Recreation Reservation Service, NRRS.  Advance campsite reservations for facilities at Center Hill Lake can be made by calling toll-free at 1-877-444-6777 or on the web by clicking one of the Book Now! links below each campground's name.