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J. Percy Priest Lake

J. Percy Priest Lake

Welcome to J. Percy Priest Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomes you to J. Percy Priest Lake.  The lake provides 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 participate in including fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and more. Because of the lake's proximity to Nashville (15 minutes from downtown) lakeside recreation can fit nicely into your other vacation plans.

J. Percy Priest Lake belongs to you, so keep it clean and attractive!

Enjoy your visit by staying safe on the water and in the recreation areas. Please remember that the buoys on the lake may move off station due to extreme weather, lake level fluctuations, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Boaters should use navigation maps and/or GPS in order to avoid potential hazards on the lake.

J. Percy Priest Lake Announcements

Visitor Center Re-vamp

The Visitor Center at J. Percy Priest Lake is currently closed for maintenance.  Passes may still be purchased in the office.

 

Seven Points Day Use Area Closure

Seven Points Day Use Area will be closed July 11 and 12, 2019 for construction. Please consider utilizing the beach, picnic and recreation facilities at Cook Day Use Area located nearby at 12230 Old Hickory Road, Hermitage TN 37076.

 

Stewart Creek Paving Project

All, please be aware that Stewart Creek Boat Ramp will be closed beginning Monday, April 22, 2019 for re-paving.  Boaters will not be able to use the ramp during this time.  Fate Sanders Marina and Fate Sanders Recreation Area will be available to accommodate boaters. 

 

Nashville District announces new firewood policy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. 

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J. Percy Priest Lake News

Park Rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show
1/16/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2020) – Avid boaters and outdoors enthusiasts stopped in at the Nashville Boat Show at the Music City Center in hopes of checking off their list of preseason to-dos, and...
Smith named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2019
1/2/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 31, 2019) – Matthew (Craig) Smith, a maintenance mechanic at Pickwick Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2019. ...
Scogin named Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2019
11/22/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2019) – Melissa Scogin, an administrative support assistant in the Contracting Branch, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2019. ...
Corps technical experts prep freshmen for future STEM careers
11/15/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2019) –Technical experts from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District interacted with students from across Nashville introducing Science, Technology,...
Division commander receives Nashville District overview
10/4/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2019) – The commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division visited the Nashville District this week for a district overview and...

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