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Notice: Please be advised: Highway 96/141 over Center Hill Dam is being restricted to one lane starting July 9, 2012. The restriction is necessary to enlarge work space on the dam to support the next construction phase of the Center Hill Dam Foundation Remediation Project. During the two-year duration of the lane restriction, an automated traffic control system will safely manage vehicles across the dam. For more information, please follow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps and Center Hill Lake at http://www.facebook.com/centerhilllake.

HURRICANE BRIDGE, TN

Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hurricane Bridge Recreation Area is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim.

The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where visitors come to enjoy boating, fishing and water sports. The 415 miles of forested shoreline provide excellent hiking, hunting and camping opportunities.

Natural Features:

Center Hill Lake is surrounded by lush mixed hardwood forests in the hilly Highland Rim region. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrels and rabbits roam the wooded hills around the lake.

Hurricane Bridge is located on a peninsula, providing sweeping lake views on three sides of the picnic area.

Recreation:

Boating, water skiing, canoeing and fishing are popular activities on the water.

Anglers will find bream, walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and white bass. Below the dam, the Caney Fork River is one of the most productive trout fisheries in the state.

Nine miles of hiking trails meander around the lake. The Lost Springs Trail loops for two miles above Hurricane Marina and Floating Mill Campground.

Facilities:

This large day-use picnic shelter can accommodate up to 125 guests. Water and 15-amp electric hookups are provided, as are flush toilets and drinking water. Two boat ramps and a dock are located on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Edgar Evins State Park, about 20 minutes from Hurricane Bridge, sits on the shores of the lake. An observation tower at the Visitor Center offers a spectacular view of Center Hill Lake and the surrounding hillsides.

Burgess Falls State Park is a 30 minute drive from the campground. Here, the Falling Water River drops approximately 250 feet, creating numerous breathtaking waterfalls. Hiking trails and overlooks help visitors enjoy the scenery. The large Native Butterfly Garden is a popular attraction within the park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Security Lights
  • Trails
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Day-use fee for boat ramp collected at the park

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.02889, -85.7475
36°1'44"N, 85°44'51"W

From I-40, take exit 273. Merge onto US-56 south and continue for approximately 7 miles to the Hurricane Bridge Recreation Area entrance on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HURRICANE BRIDGE
6889 COOKEVILLE HIGHWAY
SMITHVILLE TN 37166

Phone Number:

Information: (931)858-3125

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District offers free guided tours of the Center Hill Power Plant. These public tours are approximately 45 minutes in length, and are scheduled on July 21, August 18, and September 22, 2012, with tours beginning at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon. Tour size is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All guests including minors are required to submit a request form at least five days prior to the tour and receive confirmation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District. Click here for more information. from Jul 11 2012 to Sep 23 2012