Lakeside Resort
Our Grounds & the Lake are the Main Attraction!

Tubing on the lake

Boat Dock

Center Hill Lake

Lakeside's Boat Dock and Ramp is available to all our guests and provides convenient access to Center Hill Lake. Fishing, boating, or just relaxing on the water are just feet away at Lakeside!

Planning on bringing your boat or jet ski? Call ahead to reserve your boat slip (888) 839-4799. Download the Boat Slip diagram in PDF format

Jet Ski Rental

Jet Ski & Pontoon Rental
are available through J-Beez Watercraft and are delivered to our dock ready to go. J-Beeze also offers Canoe and Kayak rentals along with guided tours of the Caney Fork River!

Fishing information

Coming to Fish? - Center Hill Lake and the Caney Fork River, downstream of the Center Hill Dam, are very popular areas for fishing. Due to the cooler water temperatures released from the dam, the Caney Fork has become one of the most productive trout fisheries in the state.

The river is easily accessed from Interstate 40 at access areas such as Buffalo Valley, Long Branch, Happy Hollow, and Betty’s Island, all of which are located within seven minutes of interstate exit number 268 (Buffalo Valley Exit). Many anglers travel long distances, even from out-of state, to experience the exceptional crappie, bass, walleye, catfish and other fish just waiting to be caught. Please visit our Fish Information page for more info on the popular species of fish that inhabit our waters.

Sunrise on Center Hill

Tennessee state fishing licenses
are required for most individuals prior to fishing on Corps of Engineers waters. Licenses may be purchased at County Clerk's offices, marinas and many other commercial establishments in the area. Fishing Tennessee can provide you with expert fishing knowledge on Center Hill Lake.

Trail signsHiking
- View our trail map here The Center Hill Lake area has beautiful hiking trails and wild life viewing areas. Lakeside Resort's trail system ties in with The Appalachian Center for Craft's William Stacey Memorial Trail System for great hiking combined with beautiful views. Take a leisurely stroll or spend the day exploring all that is offered. Buffalo Valley Trail and Lost Springs Trail provide hikers with a well rounded use, whether you prefer extreme exertion or a quite relaxed walk along the more level loop.

Wildflowers - Lakeside Resort's grounds are covered with a wide variety of wildflowers from early March through late October. With the widely diverse growing conditions; from open meadows to deep shaded woods to lakeshore banks, the variety of wildflowers found is unmatched in the Middle Tennessee area. Make sure to visit our wildflower page.

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

A Pool WITH a lake view? YES! Our beautiful pool is 100' above the lake.. Swimming, splashing and sunning was never so stunning...

Nearby Attractions
Burgess Falls
Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular recreation areas in America. Its waterfalls, cascades, sparkling streams, gorges, timberland and an unmatched variety of recreation facilities and activities have made it one of the most popular parks in the Southeast. Drive time: 1 hour 18 minutes

Burgess Falls State Natural Area, located in Middle Tennessee, lies on the eastern edge of Tennessee's Highland Rim adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau. This is characterized by sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, rolling water and abundant mixed forest. Drive time: 36 minutes

The Appalachian Center for Crafts
is home to one of the finest and most diverse sales galleries in the Southeast. The Gallery represents traditional and contemporary fine craft by Craft Center faculty, resident artists, advanced students and over 100 regional artists and crafts people. Drive time: 10 minutes

Edgar Evins State Park encompasses approximately 6,000 acres on the shores of Center Hill Reservoir in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. It provides excellent recreational opportunities and accommodations on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee. Drive time: 27 minutes

Rock Island State Park's scenic beauty is dominated by the Great Falls of the Caney Fork River - an imposing limestone gorge (called a gulf in southern culture). It provides scenic overlooks, waterfalls and deep pools for fishing, rock-hopping and exploring. Drive time: 41 Minutes

cumberland CavernsCumberland Caverns displays some of the largest underground rooms in eastern America. It also features waterfalls, gleaming pools, spectacular formations, and even a ¾ ton chandelier.
Drive time: 1 hour

Smithville Fiddler's JamboreeThe Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival, held 4th of July weekend, has been featured in National Geographic Traveler. In addition, the Jamboree has been selected as one of the "Top 20 Tourist Favorites" by Southeast Tourism Society and as one of the "Top 100 Tourist Events in North America". Drive time: 10 minutes

The Bryan Symphony Orchestra
is a regional orchestra located on the campus of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. It draws professional musicians from all over middle and eastern Tennessee and is a fine example of cooperation between the community and the university. View thier upcoming schedule

Nashville Attractions

Tennessee Titans

The NFL's Tennessee Titans hit the field each fall at Nashville's 68,798-seat Coliseum. The Titans took the NFL by storm in 1999, capturing the 1999 AFC Championship and advancing to the Super Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia. The Titans play in the AFC South along with the Indianapolis Colts, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Houston Texans.

Nashville Predators

The NHL's Nashville Predators take the ice at the Bridgestone Arena from October - April. The Predators begin their twelfth exciting season on Broadway as they look to put their "Fangs" into fellow Western Conference foes. Don't miss out on one of the youngest and most exciting teams in hockey, the Nashville Predators.

Grand Ole Opry

Nashville Sightseeing Tours offer a number of interesting bus tours of Nashville attractions such as the Hermitage, Country Music Hall of Fame, and tours by country music’s top stars homes. Great for individuals or groups, these tours are conveniently scheduled throughout the day.

Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame spans an entire city block, this must-see venue features live performances, miles of memorabilia, and Elvis’ ’61 Cadillac.

Frist Center

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is located in a painstakingly restored Art Deco post office, this renowned gallery and interactive art center offers something for everyone.

The Parthenon

The Nashville Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, this grand structure is a monument to a pinnacle of classical architecture.

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens is a private home and estate encompassing acres of specialty gardens, greenhouses, and landscaped vistas, and art museum.

The Hermitage

The Hermitage is the restored Greek Revival home of President Andrew Jackson also features an original slave cabin, Jackson’s tomb and family cemetery.

Nashville Zoo

Feed your wild side with a trip to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. On display are over 350 animals including Bengal tigers, elephants, zebras and river otters. The zoo also features a jungle gym and petting zoo.

Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation is an antebellum home preserving a century of heritage from a frontier cabin to a working farm, nursery and thoroughbred stud farm.

Belmont Mansion

Belmont Mansion was built by one of America's wealthiest women, this 36-room “summer cottage”is famous for its gardens, statuary and ornate furnishings.