JEFFERSON SPRINGS, TN

Jefferson Springs Recreation Area is a lakeside oasis in the hills of middle Tennessee, providing visitors with countless recreational activities on the lake and the surrounding woods and grasslands.J. Percy Priest Dam and Lake was one of the first Corps of Engineers lakes to have...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • No off-road vehicles permitted
  • 35 vehicles allowed at group shelter
  • Skunks frequent the area; store food in approved containers
  • Activities other than picnicking in the group shelters must be pre-approved by the Resource Manager
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Jefferson Springs Recreation Area is a lakeside oasis in the hills of middle Tennessee, providing visitors with countless recreational activities on the lake and 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, striped bass, Cherokee bass and white bass. Other species such as catfish, bluegill, bream and trout provide excellent opportunities for younger anglers.

Facilities:

Jefferson Springs Recreation Area offers a large group shelter for day use and can accommodate up to 100 guests, making it an ideal spot for large parties and family functions.

Nearby Attractions:

J. Percy Priest Lake is conveniently located about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville, offering visitors countless cultural activities in addition to the conveniences of a metro area.

Booking Window
Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sat Aug 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.00028, -86.47278
36°0'1"N, 86°28'22"W

From downtown Nashville, TN, take I-24 east to Sam Ridley Parkway. Turn left onto Jefferson Pike and the Recreation Area will be on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

JEFFERSON SPRINGS
JEFFERSON PIKE
LAVERNGE  TN  37214-2660

Phone Number:

Information:  (615)889-1975