Center Hill Lake Literature

Center Hill Lake is a reservoir located in Middle Tennessee, near the town of Smithville. It was created in 1948 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the dual purpose of electricity production and flood control.

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Here are some key facts about Center Hill Lake:

  • Size: 18,220 acres (73.7 km²)
  • Length: 64 miles (103 km)
  • Shoreline: 415 miles (668 km)
  • Depth: 190 ft (58 m)

The lake is a popular destination for a variety of recreational activities, including:

  • Boating: The lake is a popular spot for boating, with many marinas and boat launches located around the shore.
  • Fishing: The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, catfish, and walleye.
  • Swimming: There are several public swimming areas around the lake.
  • Camping: There are several campgrounds located around the lake, both public and private.
  • Hiking: There are several hiking trails in the area, including trails that offer scenic views of the lake.

Center Hill Lake is also home to Edgar Evins State Park, which offers a variety of recreational activities, including camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, and boating.


The lake is a valuable resource for the region, providing drinking water, irrigation water, and hydroelectric power. It is also an important habitat for a variety of wildlife, including fish, birds, and mammals.

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