Poole Knobs Campground features around 87 shaded campsites with lots of room, along with a larger group camping site in La Vergne. The campground has drinking water, a dump station, bathrooms and hot showers. These amenities make for a comfortable camping experience. A boat ramp is available for guests to enjoy the vast, sparkling lake. The group campsite can hold up to 40 campers, which makes it a perfect spot for friend and family gatherings.
J. Percy Priest Dam and Lake were one of the first Corps of Engineers lakes to have recreation as part of its mission. The dam was finished in 1968, it consists of 42 miles. It covered around 14,200 surface acres of water. To go along with the sparkling waters of the lake, it is adjacent to almost 20,000 acres of grasslands and woods. A feature of the area, the Cedar Glades Natural Area, is home to many wildlife and plant types, like the Tennessee coneflower.
The lake offers many outdoor recreational options for its visitors every year. Because of the average climate and rather long recreation season, visitors have multiple activities to decide on, including fishing, hunting, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. There are some great fishing spots at J. Percy Priest Lake, with a wide variety of species available. Some of the most common fish are largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, striped bass, Cherokee bass, and white bass. Some other common species such as catfish, bluegill, bream, and trout are perfect opportunities for younger anglers. Poole Knobs Archery Trail is around 0.3 miles long and is set up with targets throughout the woods for archery practice. There is a small shelter area and archery targets at the beginning of the trail. The recreation sites offer have electric and nonelectric, group standard electric, tent and group shelter nonelectric, and overnight. Monster Home Services is proud to offer La Vergne stamped concrete.