Address and Phone:
3737 Bell Rd.
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 889-1975
Percy Priest Lake covers an area of 14,400 square acres, and has 265 miles of shoreline. At normal maximum pool the lake storage capacity is 392,000 acre feet of water, with a maximum storage capability of 652,000 acre feet of water. The water shed area of the lake is 892 square miles.
Percy Priest Dam is 147 feet high and 2,716 feet in length, with 2,052.5 feet of that being earth embankment. Construction of the dam required 226,400 cubic yards of concrete; 3,100,500 cubic yards of earth and rock excavation; and 1,788,100 cubic yards of earth and rock fill.
The lake offers a variety of outdoor recreation to over 5,000,000 visitors each year including fishing, camping, boating, canoeing, swimming, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and much more. Percy Priest Lake is located 10 miles east of Nashville, with major access roads being Highway 41/70S and Interstate 40.
J. Percy Priest - Dam Site, Visitor Center and Overlook
Take I-40 East from Nashville and take Exit 219 - Stewarts Ferry Pike. Take a right on Stewarts Ferry Pike and travel approximately 1/2 mile to Bell Road. Turn left on Bell Road and facilities are approximately 1/2 mile ahead.
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Looking for a day of fun and frolic? Here's a quick list of nearby attractions that you may enjoy.
Date: Dec 12, 2013
Oaklands Historic House Museum's Home School Holiday Tour
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Date: Dec 13, 2013
A Night of Live Music and Fantastic Food at the hip, historic Commodore Hotel
Location: Linden, TN
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