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ANDERSON ROAD, TN

part ofJ Percy Priest Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: ANDERSON ROAD
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Anderson Road Campground is a lakeside oasis in the green hills of Tennessee, providing campers with countless recreational activities on the lake and in the surrounding woods and grasslands.

Natural Features:

J. Percy Priest Dam and Lake was one of the first Corps of Engineers lakes to have recreation as part of its mission. The dam, completed in 1968, impounds 42 miles, with 14,200 surface acres of water.

In soothing contrast to the sparkling waters of the lake are the adjacent 19,087 acres of grasslands and woodlands.

A highlight of the region, the Cedar Glades Natural Area, is home to countless wildlife and plant species, including the Tennessee coneflower.

Recreation:

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 to choose from, including fishing, hunting, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

Fishing opportunities abound at J. Percy Priest Lake, with a wide variety of species available, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie and Cherokee bass. Other species such as catfish, bluegill, bream and trout provide excellent opportunities for younger anglers.

Anderson Road Fitness Trail is a paved trail winding a little over a mile through the cedar glade area beside the lake.

Facilities:

Anderson Road Campground offers 37 shady and spacious campsites, along with one large day-use picnic shelter. The campground features drinking water, a dump station and flush toilets. A boat ramp and swimming beach are provided, allowing guests to take advantage of the vast, sparkling lake.

Nearby Attractions:

J. Percy Priest Lake is conveniently located about ten miles east of downtown Nashville, offering visitors plenty of cultural activities in addition to the conveniences of a metro area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • No off-road vehicles permitted.
  • Two tents or one tent and one RV are permitted per campsite.
  • Two vehicles allowed per site.
  • Skunks frequent the area; store food in approved containers.
  • $4 fee per vehicle for picnic shelter guests.
  • $3 fee per vehicle for guests of campers. >
  • Firewood quarantines are in effect. Firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click Here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.10611, -86.60389
36°6'22"N, 86°36'14"W

From downtown Nashville, TN, take I-40 east for 5 miles to exit 219. Turn right on Stewarts Ferry Pike and continue straight on Bell Road for 5 miles. Turn left on Smith Springs Road, then left on Anderson Road. The campground is ahead about 1 mile on the left or continue straight on Anderson Road to access the day use area and shelter.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ANDERSON ROAD
4010 ANDERSON ROAD
NASHVILLE  TN  37217

Phone Number:

Information:  (615)361-1980
Anderson Road Campground (615)889-1975 Resource Manager's Office (615)361-9805 Anderson Road Day Use

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