US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Points of Interest

Points of Interest Around the J. Percy Priest Lake Area   

  • On the Lake
     

    • Nashville Shores Water Park: Pools, water slides, water activities, beach, putt-putt, etc.  
       

    • Long Hunter State Park: Beautiful Couchville Lake, countless miles of trails, interpretive and environmental activities, etc.  
       

    • Hamilton Creek Park: Operated by Metropolitan Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation, this city park sports a sailboat marina, mountain bicycle trail, a BMX race track, and a boat launching ramp.  
       

    • Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center: Operated by the Middle Tennessee YMCA, this camp has year-round activities and sponsors a summer day camp for local children.  
       
       

  • In the Vicinity  
     
    • The Hermitage: The historic home of President Andrew Jackson.  
       
    • Two Rivers Mansion: The 28-room mansion of the McGavock family stands within the 12 acre Two Rivers Park.  The estate takes its name from the fact that it lies on a triangular wedge of land at the junction of the Stones River and the Cumberland River.  Operated by the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation, call: (615) 862-8400
       
    • Opry Mills: Although the theme park is gone, a grand shopping center has taken its place, with a Bass Pro Shop as an anchor store. 
       
    • Opryland Hotel:  A great place for lodging or just visiting.  Also take this link to explore the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry.  
       
    • Sam Davis Home: This state historic site in Smyrna is dedicated to a Confederate hero.  Davis was executed for refusing to reveal information to Union forces in exchange for his life. The Sam Davis Home, circa 1820, features original furniture and homespun decor enjoyed by the Davis family in the 19th century. The 168-acre farm is what remains of the original 1000-acre plantation, and is still used to grow a bountiful cotton crop.  The homes is open year round for a nominal entrance fee.  Call for details: (615) 459-2341, 1-888-750-9524.
       
    • Stones River National Battlefield: Site of an intense and bloody Civil War battle in Murfreesboro.  
       
    • Cedars of Lebanon State Park: Named for the Biblically important forest of Lebanon, this state park has horse trails and horse rentals, a swimming pool, and a Frisbee golf course.  There is a modern campground, plenty of picnic sites, and miles of trails.  
        
       
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