Best lakes in Nashville

Check out the top lakes in Nashville, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Radnor Lake State Park
1. Radnor Lake State Park
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184 local reviews
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville
+1 615-373-3467
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Bethany
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 5-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor…
Judy
Radnor Lake is one of Nashville's jewels –– 1,300+ acres with five miles of unpaved trails surrounding a quiet…
Chip
This state park within Nashville takes you out of the hustle and bustle of city life. It's only 10 minutes…
1. Radnor Lake State Park
1. Radnor Lake State Park
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184 local reviews
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville
+1 615-373-3467
Bethany
Bethany
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 5-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor Lake - Nashville's own version…
Judy
Judy
Radnor Lake is one of Nashville's jewels –– 1,300+ acres with five miles of unpaved trails surrounding a quiet lake –– providing a peaceful…
Chip
Chip
This state park within Nashville takes you out of the hustle and bustle of city life. It's only 10 minutes from the house. Bring your…
2. Radnor Lake
2. Radnor Lake
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141 local reviews
Radnor Lake, Oak Hill
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John
Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to…
Julia
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 13-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor…
Katie
Radnor is a hidden gem. Get there early to get parking. And then enjoy a delightful walk around the lake where…
2. Radnor Lake
2. Radnor Lake
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141 local reviews
Radnor Lake, Oak Hill
John
John
Radnor Lake State Park is a 1,332-acre park and is protected as a Class II Natural Area. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife…
Julia
Julia
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 13-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor Lake - Nashville's own version…
Katie
Katie
Radnor is a hidden gem. Get there early to get parking. And then enjoy a delightful walk around the lake where it is common to see wildlife…
3. Centennial Park
3. Centennial Park
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198 local reviews
Centennial Park, Nashville
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Dana
Centennial Park is one of Nashville's premier parks. Located on West End and 25th Avenue North, the 132-acre…
Mary
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British…
Christie
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British Museum…
3. Centennial Park
3. Centennial Park
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198 local reviews
Centennial Park, Nashville
Dana
Dana
Centennial Park is one of Nashville's premier parks. Located on West End and 25th Avenue North, the 132-acre features: the iconic…
Mary
Mary
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British Museum than in Greece! See the…
Christie
Christie
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British Museum than in Greece! See the…
4. Percy Priest Lake
4. Percy Priest Lake
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59 local reviews
Percy Priest Lake, Nashville
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Dana
Hiking or walking along one of the trails around J. Percy Priest Lake is an enjoyable way to enjoy the…
Lucie
42 mile long lake, perfect for picnics with the family, fishing, and hiking. With its convenient location, a…
Angie
Google Percy Priest Lake, there are so many great recreational parks and marinas where you can fish, rent…
4. Percy Priest Lake
4. Percy Priest Lake
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59 local reviews
Percy Priest Lake, Nashville
Dana
Dana
Hiking or walking along one of the trails around J. Percy Priest Lake is an enjoyable way to enjoy the outdoors in a natural setting. The…
Lucie
Lucie
42 mile long lake, perfect for picnics with the family, fishing, and hiking. With its convenient location, a short 15-minute drive from…
Angie
Angie
Google Percy Priest Lake, there are so many great recreational parks and marinas where you can fish, rent kayaks, pontoons, fishing boats…
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
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276 local reviews
1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 615-862-8539
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Annakate
Shelby Bottoms is a large park very near our house. There's a beautiful walking trail at the corner of 19th…
Kyle
This is an awesome greenway that you can take all the way out to Percy Priest lake, I believe its about 17…
Spencer
Great city park with a small lake, unpaved trails, paved greenway/bikeway, plenty of hammock space, a Nature…
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
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276 local reviews
1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 615-862-8539
Annakate
Annakate
Shelby Bottoms is a large park very near our house. There's a beautiful walking trail at the corner of 19th and Lillian you should totally…
Kyle
Kyle
This is an awesome greenway that you can take all the way out to Percy Priest lake, I believe its about 17 miles but I'm not going to fact…
Spencer
Spencer
Great city park with a small lake, unpaved trails, paved greenway/bikeway, plenty of hammock space, a Nature Center, rental bikes, ball…
6. Centennial Park
6. Centennial Park
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191 local reviews
2500 West End Ave, Nashville
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 615-862-8400
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Robyn
The Parthenon, modeled after the Greek Parthenon is magnificent and the flowers and plants in the park are…
Darlene
Huge park that features a walking trail, a lake, an art center, historical monuments, a beautiful sunken…
Tonya
Huge park with outdoor theater, lake, ducks, trails, gardens, picnic tables, benches, playground, train,…
6. Centennial Park
6. Centennial Park
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191 local reviews
2500 West End Ave, Nashville
Closed · Opens 7:00 AM
+1 615-862-8400
Robyn
Robyn
The Parthenon, modeled after the Greek Parthenon is magnificent and the flowers and plants in the park are nicely kept. There is a small…
Darlene
Darlene
Huge park that features a walking trail, a lake, an art center, historical monuments, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell,an events…
Tonya
Tonya
Huge park with outdoor theater, lake, ducks, trails, gardens, picnic tables, benches, playground, train, plane, and a life-size replica of…
7. Long Hunter State Park
7. Long Hunter State Park
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24 local reviews
2910 Hobson Pike
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 615-885-2422
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Carrie
We enjoy hiking here year-round. We also love that it's set on Percy Priest Lake. There are some decent views,…
Thomm And Eva
LOVE the walking trails! Perfect wildlife viewing! Start with Couchville Lake trail, 2 miles, paved, around a…
Jennifer
Free entry. This park has hiking trails around one the biggest lakes in Tennessee. This park offers fishing…
7. Long Hunter State Park
7. Long Hunter State Park
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24 local reviews
2910 Hobson Pike
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 615-885-2422
Carrie
Carrie
We enjoy hiking here year-round. We also love that it's set on Percy Priest Lake. There are some decent views, and there is also a picnic…
Thomm And Eva
Thomm And Eva
LOVE the walking trails! Perfect wildlife viewing! Start with Couchville Lake trail, 2 miles, paved, around a lake. You can also rent…
Jennifer
Jennifer
Free entry. This park has hiking trails around one the biggest lakes in Tennessee. This park offers fishing and free boat ramps as well.
8. Sam's Sports Grill - Blue Turtle Bay
8. Sam's Sports Grill - Blue Turtle Bay
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15 local reviews
2001 Lakeshore Dr, Old Hickory
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 615-357-0532
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Ann
It is on Old Hickory Lake at Blue Turtle Bay Marina. The view is gorgeous and the food is good. One of our…
Erica
The views of the Old Hickory Lake / Cumberland River are gorgeous and wash away all of your stress! The food…
Jenny
It is on Old Hickory Lake at Blue Turtle Bay Marina. The view is gorgeous and the food is good. One of our…
8. Sam's Sports Grill - Blue Turtle Bay
8. Sam's Sports Grill - Blue Turtle Bay
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15 local reviews
2001 Lakeshore Dr, Old Hickory
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 615-357-0532
Ann
Ann
It is on Old Hickory Lake at Blue Turtle Bay Marina. The view is gorgeous and the food is good. One of our favorites. Live music on…
Erica
Erica
The views of the Old Hickory Lake / Cumberland River are gorgeous and wash away all of your stress! The food is great and the drinks are…
Jenny
Jenny
It is on Old Hickory Lake at Blue Turtle Bay Marina. The view is gorgeous and the food is good. One of our favorites. Live music on…
9. Park Maintenance District - Shelby
9. Park Maintenance District - Shelby
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51 local reviews
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Phil
Great local park with running and biking trails, sports fields, a dog park, a lake, fishing, a nature center…
Betty
East Nashville's fabulous park centers around a large lake and has two public golf courses and miles of paved…
Carly
Great for taking strolls and getting out in nature. There's a lake, baseball fields, frisbee golf course, and…
9. Park Maintenance District - Shelby
9. Park Maintenance District - Shelby
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51 local reviews
Phil
Phil
Great local park with running and biking trails, sports fields, a dog park, a lake, fishing, a nature center and multiple playgrounds.
Betty
Betty
East Nashville's fabulous park centers around a large lake and has two public golf courses and miles of paved biking/walking trails
Carly
Carly
Great for taking strolls and getting out in nature. There's a lake, baseball fields, frisbee golf course, and much more to enjoy!
10. Shelby Park
10. Shelby Park
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37 local reviews
Shelby Park, Nashville
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
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Lisa And Robert
Big, beautiful park with walking trails, baseball diamonds, Frisbee golf, public golf course, fishing lake and…
Judy
I love Shelby Park for its winding nature trails and bike paths that weave around and along the Cumberland…
Cherylann
Shelby park has great walking - running - biking paths or just a bench to sit on and watch the ducks on the…
10. Shelby Park
10. Shelby Park
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37 local reviews
Shelby Park, Nashville
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
Lisa And Robert
Lisa And Robert
Big, beautiful park with walking trails, baseball diamonds, Frisbee golf, public golf course, fishing lake and lots of bike paths along the…
Judy
Judy
I love Shelby Park for its winding nature trails and bike paths that weave around and along the Cumberland River. Rent a bike or bring your…
Cherylann
Cherylann
Shelby park has great walking - running - biking paths or just a bench to sit on and watch the ducks on the lake. I would use good sense on…
11. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
11. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
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41 local reviews
4001 Bell Rd, Nashville
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+1 615-889-7050
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Shanna
Nashville Shores is a complete waterpark on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville. Great for families and groups!…
Darlene
A wonderful waterpark. You can play in the lagoon, slide down water flumes, ride on zip lines or a rent a…
Terri
Nashville's best and largest water park. Located on Percy Priest Lake, it's just a short drive away from FUN!
11. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
11. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
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41 local reviews
4001 Bell Rd, Nashville
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+1 615-889-7050
Shanna
Shanna
Nashville Shores is a complete waterpark on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville. Great for families and groups! Featuring a wave pool, lazy…
Darlene
Darlene
A wonderful waterpark. You can play in the lagoon, slide down water flumes, ride on zip lines or a rent a boat on the lake.
Terri
Terri
Nashville's best and largest water park. Located on Percy Priest Lake, it's just a short drive away from FUN!
12. The Parthenon
12. The Parthenon
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316 local reviews
2500 West End Ave, Nashville
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 615-862-8431
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Jill & Bud
Stop by to see this amazing replica of the Parthenon. Enjoy a quick walk around the lake and park. Make sure…
Darlene
Huge park that features a walking trail, a lake, an art center, historical monuments, a beautiful sunken…
Julie
As sister city to Athens, we have a replica of the Greek Parthenon. Located in beautiful Centennial Park, you…
12. The Parthenon
12. The Parthenon
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316 local reviews
2500 West End Ave, Nashville
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 615-862-8431
Jill & Bud
Jill & Bud
Stop by to see this amazing replica of the Parthenon. Enjoy a quick walk around the lake and park. Make sure you also look at the…
Darlene
Darlene
Huge park that features a walking trail, a lake, an art center, historical monuments, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell, an events…
Julie
Julie
As sister city to Athens, we have a replica of the Greek Parthenon. Located in beautiful Centennial Park, you can walk around the lake,…