US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Recreation Areas

J. Percy Priest Lake
Directions to Major Day Use Areas

 

  • J. Percy Priest - Dam Site, Visitor Center and Overlook – 3737 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37214
    Take I-40 East from Nashville and take Exit 219 - Stewarts Ferry Pike. Take a right on Stewarts Ferry Pike and travel approximately 1/2 mile to Bell Road. Turn left on Bell Road and facilities are approximately 1/2 mile ahead.
     

  • Anderson Road Recreation Area – 4060 Anderson Road, Nashville, TN 37217
    Take I-40 East from Nashville and take Exit 219 - Stewarts Ferry Pike. Take a right on Stewarts Ferry Pike and travel approximately 5 miles on Stewarts Ferry/Bell Road to Smith Springs Road. Turn left on Smith Springs Road and travel approximately 2 miles to four way stop. Turn left on Anderson Lane and travel approximately 2 miles to campground/day use area.
     
  • Smith Springs Recreation Area – 3060 Smith Springs Road, Antioch, TN 37013
    Take I-40 East from Nashville and take Exit 219 - Stewarts Ferry Pike. Turn right on Stewarts Ferry Pike and travel approximately 5 miles on Stewarts Ferry/Bell Road to Smith Springs Road. Turn left on Smith Springs Road and travel approximately 2 miles to four way stop. Travel through four way stop for approximately 1/2 mile. Turn left at entrance sign.
     
  • Cook Recreation Area – 12230 Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage, TN 37076
    Take I-40 East from Nashville and take Exit 221B - Old Hickory Boulevard. Turn right on Old Hickory Boulevard and travel approximately 1 mile to stop sign at Bell Road. Turn left on Bell Road and travel approximately 1 mile to stop sign. Turn right on New Hope Road and travel approximately 2 miles to Stewarts Ferry Pike. Turn right on Stewarts Ferry Pike and travel approximately 1 mile to Old Hickory Boulevard. Turn left on Old Hickory Boulevard and travel approximately 1 1/2 mile to recreation area entrance.
     
  • Seven Points Recreation Area – 1900 Stewart’s Ferry Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076
    Take I-40 East from Nashville and take Exit 221B - Old Hickory Boulevard. Turn right on Old Hickory Boulevard and travel approximately 1 mile to stop sign. Turn left on Bell Road and travel approximately 1 mile. to stop sign. Turn right on New Hope Road and travel approximately 2 miles to Stewarts Ferry Pike. Turn left on Stewarts Ferry Pike and travel approximately 11/2 mile to recreation area entrance.
     
  • Fate Sanders Recreation Area – 3398 Weakley Lane, Smyrna, TN 37167
    Take Murfreesboro Road and travel west from Nashville approximately 12 miles to Sam Ridley Parkway. Turn left on Sam Ridley Parkway and travel approximately 3 miles to Weakley Road. Turn left on Weakley Road and travel approximately 5 miles, crossing over J. Percy Priest Lake. Recreation area entrance will be approximately 1 mile past bridge crossing on your right.
     
  • Jefferson Springs Recreation Area – 7660 W. Jefferson Pike, Smyrna, TN 37167
    Take Murfreesboro Road and travel west from Nashville approximately 12 miles to Sam Ridley Parkway. Turn left on Sam Ridley Parkway and travel approximately 3 1/2 miles to Jefferson Pike. Turn left on Jefferson Pike and travel approximately 2 miles, and recreation area entrance is on your right.
  • Poole Knobs – 493 Jones Mill Road, LaVergne, TN 37086 - From downtown Nashville, TN, take I-40 east to I-24 east. After 15 miles take exit 66B and turn right onto Sam Ridley Parkway. Turn right onto Highway 41 north, and after about 1.5 miles turn right onto Fergus Road. Make another right onto Jones Mill Road and follow the signs to the campground after 4 miles. Campground is on the left.

        Other Corps managed boat ramps and recreation areas on J. Percy Priest Lake include:

    • Fall Creek Boat Ramp - 12800 Mona Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    • East Fork Recreation Area - 5798 Central Valley Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    • Vivrett Creek Boat Ramp - 5598 Alvin Sperry Road, Mount Juliet, TN 37122
    • Hurricane Creek Boat Ramp - 651 Stones River Road, LaVergne, TN 37086
    • Stewart Creek Recreation Area - 1301 Weakley Lane, Smyrna, TN 37167
    • Lamar Hill Boat Ramp - 4250 Victory Road, Mount Juliet, TN 37122
    • West Fork Boat Ramp - 9012 Florence Road, Smyrna, TN 37167
    • Mona Boat Ramp - 2781 W. Jefferson Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    • Nice's Mill Recreation Area - 5398 Sulphur Springs Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129