Center Hill Lake is a reservoir in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is located in Middle Tennessee near Smithville. Created by means of a dam constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1948, the lake had a dual purpose: electricity production and flood control. Center Hill Dam is 260 ft high, and it is composed of concrete and earth structures, with 8 gates that are 50 ft wide each.

Center Hill Lake is one of four major flood control reservoirs for the Cumberland. The lake, which is 64 miles long, covers an area of 18,220 acres. Center Hill Lake has a storage capacity of 762,000 acre feet of water. The lake has approximately 415 mi of shoreline, with the deepest point at 190 ft. The watershed area for the lake is 2,174 square miles. The lake is well known for water recreation and fishing. Please give us a call if you need info on any up-coming events or available cabins or rentals.