Tennessee: J Percy Priest Dam and Reservoir / East Fork|
Posted on Tuesday, January 16 @ 15:18:03 CST by iljiana
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
3737 Bell Road
Nashville, TN 37214-2660
Phone: (615) 889-1975
Directions: From Nashville, 5 miles east on I-40 to Stewarts Ferry Pike exit, right on Stewarts Ferry Pike, left on Bell Rd.
J. Percy Priest Lake was one of
the first Corps of Engineers lakes to have recreation as part of its
justification. In soothing contrast to the sparkling waters of the lake
are the adjacent 19,087 acres of grasslands and woodlands. A highlight
of this area, the Cedar Glades Natural Area, harbors as many as 14
endemic plants, and the endangered Tennessee coneflower may be found.
District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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 from which
to choose, including: fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing,
hiking, horseback riding, and others. 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
Forks Horse Trail: Equestrians and hikers are welcome to use this 18
mile long trail that runs along the shoreline from Walter Hill Dam to Nices
Mill Recreation Area. The best
access to the trail is at East Fork Recreation Area.
Directions to East Fork: from
downtown Nashville take I-24/1-40 east to 1-24 east, go 19 miles to exit 70,
left on Nissan Dr. 3 miles, left on 41 Murfreesboro Rd. 1.5 miles, left on
George Franklin Rd., left on Sulphur Springs Rd., left on W. Buckeye Bottom
Rd. 1.5 miles to intersection, left at intersection 1.5 miles.
For more information: http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/JPP/rec/