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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.
Construction Notice: Campers can expect to see and hear heavy equipment and experience heavier than normal traffic in the vicinity of Center Hill Dam. A project to fix dam seepage is currently taking place.

LONG BRANCH, TN

Photo: LONG BRANCH
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Long Branch Campground is located below Center Hill Dam on the scenic Caney Fork River in central Tennessee's Highland Rim.

Above the dam, the lake stretches 64 miles up the 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:

Long Branch is surrounded by the lush mixed hardwood forests of the hilly Highland Rim region. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrels and rabbits roam the wooded hills in the area.

Recreation:

Fishermen come to Long Branch to experience trophy trout fishing on the river, which is stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Fly fishers and spin fishers alike enjoy this beautiful river and its abundant fish.

The Buffalo Valley Nature Trail is located just across the river from the campground. It provides access to the Caney Fork and is a very popular area for trout fishermen. The area has great wildlife viewing opportunities.

Boating, water skiing and canoeing are popular activities above the dam on Center Hill Lake.

Facilities:

The campground offers 60 campsites with electric hookups. A large, day-use group picnic shelter is also available, with water and 100-amp electric hookups.

Amenities like flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided, creating a comfortable camping experience for guests. A boat ramp, fish cleaning station and playground are all conveniently located within the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Edgar Evins State Park sits on the lake shore about 10 minutes from Floating Mill. An observation tower at the Visitor Center offers a spectacular view of Center Hill Lake and the surrounding hillsides.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.09903, -85.83176
36°5'57"N, 85°49'54"W

From I-40, take exit 268 and merge onto US-96 west. Continue for 5 miles to the end of Center Hill Dam on SR-141. Follow signs into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LONG BRANCH
478 Lancaster Rd.
LANCASTER TN 38569

Phone Number:

Information: (615)548-8002

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