AROUND DEFENDERS RETREAT
Campers are within minutes of amazing hiking at Cummins Falls State Park and Burgess Falls State Park and Natural Area. We are also ideally located close to wineries, distilleries, and lots of wildlife. An outdoor concert stage is coming soon for weekend concerts on the property.
Our campground is just a 5-minute drive to Center Hill Lake and Hurricane Marina where you can rent pontoon boats. We're also just a 12-minute drive from Edgar Evins State Park where you'll find 3 boat launches on Center Hill Lake and 11 miles of hiking trails. Nearby outfitter Canoe the Caney offers kayak and canoe rentals and is a Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Award Winner. The combined offerings on our property and within a very short drive make this the perfect campsite for those who like to canoe, kayak, hike, fish, boat, and water ski.
There’s nothing quite like a good hike to get your heart pumping while you take in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature. As a bonus, a good hike can be as energizing for your mind as it is for your body, helping you clear your head and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. If you’re looking for more than a walk in the woods and want to challenge yourself just enough to get a good workout, skip the treadmill and embark on some of energizing trails near Silver Point, Tennessee.
BOATING AND SWIMMING AT CENTER HILL LAKE
There are nine marinas on Center Hill Lake. Each offers several amenities and can serve your needs. From boat and slip rentals to kayak rentals, visitors and locals alike can find exactly what they need.
Looking to dine at the lake? Stop by one of the lakeside restaurants for a bite to eat. Some of the marinas also offer cabin rentals with several amenities for guests.
Stay a night – or five so you have an opportunity to enjoy all the area has to offer!
CANOE AND KAYAK
Canoe the Caney is only a little over a mile away. They offer affordable fun for everyone! Offering the best kayaking in Tennessee, Canoe The Caney is one of the most enjoyable and affordable family activities you will find for canoe and kayak rentals.
Fish on the cleanest lake in Tennessee. Take your boat out or find your place along the shoreline. With Tennessee's mild temps, fishing is open almost year round.
Whether you are on the lake or on the Caney Fork River, you will have the best view in Tennessee. From a boat, canoe or kayak, there are several options for navigating the waters.
If you plan on fishing at Center Hill Lake, you will need a valid Tennessee fishing license. Exceptions: No one under 13 needs a license, nor does anyone born before March 1, 1926.
Fishing licenses are available for purchase online from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency.
And by the way, fish fries are the best if you didn’t know.