US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

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

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

Music City mayor notes fascination of Old Hickory Dam in operation
3/20/2019
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Mar. 15, 2019) – The mayor of Music City visited Old HickoryDam today to see the power plant, navigation lock, and water releases, and noted how fascinating it is to see it in...
Keenum named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019
3/13/2019 UPDATED
NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 11, 2019.) – Daniel Keenum, a Lock and Dam operator at the Wilson Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019. ...
Corps pilots environmental stewardship class at J. Percy Priest Lake
2/8/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently piloted a new class focusing on environmental stewardship at J. Percy Priest Lake that equipped 28 students with the basics...
Regulatory Branch sets pace with first quarterly Nashville Fitness award
1/24/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2019) – Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Nashville District employees by earned top...
Gore named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018
1/11/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – William Gore, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Trainee, at the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee of the Month...

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