J. Percy Priest Lake Businesses
• River: Stones River
• Length: 213 Miles
• Surface Area: 14,200 Acres
• Volume: 202,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 892 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 29 Feet
Percy Priest Lake is a reservoir in north central Tennessee. It is formed by J. Percy Priest Dam, located about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The lake and dam are named for Congressman Percy Priest.The dam project was first authorized by an act of Congress approved on July 2, 1958. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project was completed in 1967.
The Natural Resource Management Office maintains three campgrounds, eleven day-use/picnic areas, and twelve boat launching ramps. There are also six marinas located on the lake.