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Percy Priest Lake

Nashville, TN
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Reviewed yesterday

We had to park at this lake to wait for someone to meet us. I marveled at the beauty of it. It looked gigantic but we only saw a small portion of it. Nashville Shores is on the shoreline of the lake and it is...More

Thank mer1264
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake is like a giant Petri dish full of bacteria. My friend swam in there and had a very contagious bacterial infection on her face the next day. I don't think this is a Great Lake I think the bacteria is very high. Swim...More

Thank Kbetteboop
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an entrance to the lake that is free (not the $5/car entrance). It was very calm and peaceful. People were swimming in the lake, others were fishing, and we just set up our folding chairs to admire the view. Not a lot of...More

Thank laurakramer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to be one of the cleanest lakes I've been in. We left out of Nashville Shores Marina. They are the only shop on the lake that sells beer, but it is at a premium. The lake was uncrowded and easy to navigate....More

Thank Trisheee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived mid afternoon on a Saturday, lots of families already here. Still plenty of car parking spaces available and only 5 dollars to pay to park great value. This place is very family oriented,a great little beach where a small area of the water...More

Thank Willownell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful greenway which runs along the river, in the woods. We began at the dam and walked for miles before turning to head back. You can also rent bikes and head to Opryland if you so desire. It is not crowded, paved...More

Thank TheLTS
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Three couples used this campground for our visit to Nashville. It is quiet, secluded and beautiful. We were all in RV sites overlooking the lake.

Thank LenC20142014
Reviewed 11 June 2017

My crew and I spent a rare afternoon off here at the Cook Public Use area. It was amazing! The water is great and was quite warm for swimming. The small beach is perfect for laying out. There's a fire pit and playground area as...More

Thank geoffbund
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We loved the lake. The beach was very clean and the grounds were well kept. They do offer pontoon and fishing boat rentals however we loved the beach and enjoyed the lake from there. Its really pretty with many islands. If you want to chill...More

Thank randiltrojan
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It's a good place to pass time with Kids. You can sit and relax and enjoy the lake view. Water is still so u can njoi swimming also.

Thank Aashishpayal
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Vicki P
28 September 2016|
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Response from Ginger H | Reviewed this property |
The best place that I know of is on Bell Road the entrance from Nashville Shores or right as soon as you go across the bridge from Stewart's fairy there is a park on the right that you may be able to put your paddleboard... More
3 August 2016|
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Response from Ginger H | Reviewed this property |
There is really nothing to rent on the lake other than a house and I have never seen a house to rent on the lake you might try a marina that might have boats to rent
Lee S
12 July 2016|
Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
I would call elm hill marina or Nashville shores park. Not sure other than that. Good luck!