Best lake in Nashville

Check out the top lake in Nashville, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Radnor Lake
1. Radnor Lake
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135 local reviews
Radnor Lake, Oak Hill
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Julia
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 13-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor …
Bethany
If the weather is nice and you want to get out in nature take a short 5-mile drive south to beautiful Radnor L…
Chip
This state park within Nashville takes you out of the hustle and bustle of city life. It's only 10 minutes fr…
1. Radnor Lake
1. Radnor Lake
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135 local reviews
Radnor Lake, Oak Hill
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…
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 …
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 hiki…
2. Park Maintenance District - Shelby
2. Park Maintenance District - Shelby
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18 local reviews
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Carly
Great for taking strolls and getting out in nature. There's a lake, baseball fields, frisbee golf course, and …
Lisa and Robert
Big, beautiful park with walking trails, baseball diamonds, Frisbee golf, public golf course, fishing lake and…
BettySoo
East Nashville's fabulous park centers around a large lake and has two public golf courses and miles of paved …
2. Park Maintenance District - Shelby
2. Park Maintenance District - Shelby
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18 local reviews
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!
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 …
BettySoo
BettySoo
East Nashville's fabulous park centers around a large lake and has two public golf courses and miles of paved biking/walking trails
3. Centennial Park
3. Centennial Park
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131 local reviews
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
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+1 615-862-8400
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Andy
Centennial Park offers something for everyone. The green space is beautiful, the lake is a great place to watc…
Christie
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British Museum…
Mary
Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the British Museu…
3. Centennial Park
3. Centennial Park
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131 local reviews
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-862-8400
Andy
Andy
Centennial Park offers something for everyone. The green space is beautiful, the lake is a great place to watch the ducks, the Parthenon off…
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 entir…
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 ent…
4. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
4. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
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24 local reviews
4001 Bell Road, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-889-7050
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David
This is the best Water Park in Nashville. Enjoy great water slides, pools, Percy Priest lake, and escape the …
Shanna
Nashville Shores is a complete waterpark on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville. Great for families and groups! Fea…
terri
Nashville's finest water park with slides, zip lines and live entertainment, cabin rentals, boat rides & more…
4. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
4. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
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24 local reviews
4001 Bell Road, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-889-7050
David
David
This is the best Water Park in Nashville. Enjoy great water slides, pools, Percy Priest lake, and escape the heat of the Nashville summer.
Shanna
Shanna
Nashville Shores is a complete waterpark on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville. Great for families and groups! Featuring a wave pool, lazy river…
terri
terri
Nashville's finest water park with slides, zip lines and live entertainment, cabin rentals, boat rides & more. Located on the shore of Percy…
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
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103 local reviews
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Margaret
Park has ball fields, small lake, gold course, lots of trees. Then the greenway at the bottom has trails that …
Erik
With an entrance less than 2 miles away, this is the best place to go for a stroll, run, or bike ride. The She…
Todd
The closest area for a nice walk around the lake at the south end of the park, or a fun (mostly) shady walk/bi…
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway
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103 local reviews
Margaret
Margaret
Park has ball fields, small lake, gold course, lots of trees. Then the greenway at the bottom has trails that run along the Cumberland River…
Erik
Erik
With an entrance less than 2 miles away, this is the best place to go for a stroll, run, or bike ride. The Shelby Greenway connects to downt…
Todd
Todd
The closest area for a nice walk around the lake at the south end of the park, or a fun (mostly) shady walk/bike/skate through the northern …
6. Shelby Bottoms Greenway
6. Shelby Bottoms Greenway
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22 local reviews
Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville
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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 an…
Jana
Huge greenway! Biking, walking, lake, playgrounds, baseball fields, river view, golf, farmers market on Wedne…
Jacque
Beautiful park has an entrance right down "our" street! Walk your dog, ride your bike, or hike down on foot!
6. Shelby Bottoms Greenway
6. Shelby Bottoms Greenway
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22 local reviews
Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville
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 c…
Jana
Jana
Huge greenway! Biking, walking, lake, playgrounds, baseball fields, river view, golf, farmers market on Wednesdays. Nashville treasure!
Jacque
Jacque
Beautiful park has an entrance right down "our" street! Walk your dog, ride your bike, or hike down on foot!
7. Percy Priest Lake
7. Percy Priest Lake
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19 local reviews
Percy Priest Lake, Nashville
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Emily
Rent a bicycle on the Stones River Greenway or take a walk around the lake. There are options to rent boats fr…
terri
Take a boat ride with the writer of the #1 hit song, "Redneck Yacht Club" You can choose to take a day cruise …
Angie
Google Percy Priest Lake, there are so many great recreational parks and marinas where you can fish, rent kaya…
7. Percy Priest Lake
7. Percy Priest Lake
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19 local reviews
Percy Priest Lake, Nashville
Emily
Emily
Rent a bicycle on the Stones River Greenway or take a walk around the lake. There are options to rent boats from several locations. Also enj…
terri
terri
Take a boat ride with the writer of the #1 hit song, "Redneck Yacht Club" You can choose to take a day cruise with stops for a dip in Percy …
Angie
Angie
Google Percy Priest Lake, there are so many great recreational parks and marinas where you can fish, rent kayaks, pontoons, fishing boats an…
8. Cedar Hill Park
8. Cedar Hill Park
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3 local reviews
860 Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville
+1 615-865-1853
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Jenny Anne and Dave
This is a beautiful park with small lake and walking trails just around the corner from our home. If you like …
Steve
Nice, peaceful place to walk around the lake and picnic. There is also a disc golf course located in the park…
HERricane
Features both people activities and dog park... So... Good for the whole family.
8. Cedar Hill Park
8. Cedar Hill Park
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3 local reviews
860 Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville
+1 615-865-1853
Jenny Anne and Dave
Jenny Anne and Dave
This is a beautiful park with small lake and walking trails just around the corner from our home. If you like the out doors this is a great …
Steve
Steve
Nice, peaceful place to walk around the lake and picnic. There is also a disc golf course located in the park.
HERricane
HERricane
Features both people activities and dog park... So... Good for the whole family.
9. Long Hunter State Park
9. Long Hunter State Park
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8 local reviews
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Thomm and Eva
Walking trails, hiking trails, canoe rentals in summer on Couchville Lake (small lake with NO speedboats) - pe…
Carrie
We enjoy hiking here year-round. We also love that it's set on Percy Priest Lake. There are some decent views,…
Suzanne and Cliff
Take the 2 mile hike around the lake on the paved trail, watch for deer and other wildlife, rent canoes, or pi…
9. Long Hunter State Park
9. Long Hunter State Park
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8 local reviews
Thomm and Eva
Thomm and Eva
Walking trails, hiking trails, canoe rentals in summer on Couchville Lake (small lake with NO speedboats) - perfect!
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 ar…
Suzanne and Cliff
Suzanne and Cliff
Take the 2 mile hike around the lake on the paved trail, watch for deer and other wildlife, rent canoes, or picnic.
10. Sam's Sports Grill - Blue Turtle Bay
10. Sam's Sports Grill - Blue Turtle Bay
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3 local reviews
2001 Lakeshore Drive, Nashville
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+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 f…
Jenny
It is on Old Hickory Lake at Blue Turtle Bay Marina. The view is gorgeous and the food is good. One of our fav…
David
It is on Old Hickory Lake at Blue Turtle Bay Marina. The view is gorgeous and the food is good. One of our f…
10. Sam's Sports Grill - Blue Turtle Bay
10. Sam's Sports Grill - Blue Turtle Bay
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3 local reviews
2001 Lakeshore Drive, Nashville
Closed now
+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 week-…
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 week-end…
David
David
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 week-…
11. Papa Turney's Old Fashion BBQ
11. Papa Turney's Old Fashion BBQ
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4 local reviews
3979 Bell Road, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-866-8850
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Thomm and Eva
Great barbecue ON THE LAKE - hard to beat!
Kyle
Nashville's best barbecue!! And a killer place to catch some live music along the lake
Thomm And Eva
Great barbecue ON THE LAKE - hard to beat!
11. Papa Turney's Old Fashion BBQ
11. Papa Turney's Old Fashion BBQ
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4 local reviews
3979 Bell Road, Nashville
Closed now
+1 615-866-8850
Thomm and Eva
Thomm and Eva
Great barbecue ON THE LAKE - hard to beat!
Kyle
Kyle
Nashville's best barbecue!! And a killer place to catch some live music along the lake
Thomm And Eva
Thomm And Eva
Great barbecue ON THE LAKE - hard to beat!
12. The Rudder at Anchor High Marina
12. The Rudder at Anchor High Marina
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2 local reviews
126 River Rd, Hendersonville
Closed now
(615) 348-0129
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Brad
The Rudder offers a nice opportunity to dine with views of Old Hickory Lake. Casual atmosphere and live music …
Mary
Great restaurant on the lake! Live music and wonderful food!
Mary
Great restaurant on the lake! Live music and wonderful food!
12. The Rudder at Anchor High Marina
12. The Rudder at Anchor High Marina
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2 local reviews
126 River Rd, Hendersonville
Closed now
(615) 348-0129
Brad
Brad
The Rudder offers a nice opportunity to dine with views of Old Hickory Lake. Casual atmosphere and live music on Friday and Saturday nights …
Mary
Mary
Great restaurant on the lake! Live music and wonderful food!
Mary
Mary
Great restaurant on the lake! Live music and wonderful food!