Recreation area fees resume March 15 at Center Hill Lake


March 10, 2021

Center Hill Lake, which is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, is resuming fee collection at its daytime recreation areas for the 2021 recreation season beginning March 15, 2021. Fee collection has previously been suspended in 2020 due to COVID -19.

Center Hill Lake charges a $5 fee at its swimming beaches, picnic areas, and boat ramps. Below are the specific day use areas:

 Floating Mill Recreation Area
 Hurricane Recreation Area (launch only)
 Ragland Bottom Recreation Area

Campgrounds are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021. Campgrounds can be reserved up to six months in advance with prices ranging from $16 to $30. Reservations are made through or 1-877-444-6777 for the following campgrounds:

 Long Branch Campground
 Floating Mill Campground
 Ragland Bottom Campground

Shelters can be reserved across Center Hill Lake from April 15 through October 31, 2021 for a $50 per day fee. Use of huts can also be on a first-come, first-served basis year-round, free of charge.

 Long Branch Recreation Area
 Center Hill Recreation Area*
 Floating Mill Recreation Area
 Hurricane Recreation Area
 Ragland Bottom Recreation Area

*First come, first served only

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors, volunteers, and employees that face coverings are required at all Corps buildings and facilities during the implementation of Executive Order 13991 – “Workforce Protection federal”.


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