Date of Stay: Sunday September 18 – Wednesday September 21, 2016 (3 nights)
Rate: $13/night (Access Pass discount)
Website: Long Branch CG
478 Lancaster Road (use gps 36.09903, 85.83176)
Lancaster, TN 38569
Description: Located near I-40 about 50 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee on the spillway side of Center Hill Dam on Caney Fork River. We stayed on site 35. There are 60 sites here with 3 of them being FHU (50A). The rest are W/E (50A) with fine gravel manicured sites and paved roads. All sites are reservable. There are several that are sat tv friendly (30, 26, 27, 29 and 32 to name a few). There is a boat ramp to the river near the spillway and across the dam (which you drive over) is another ramp and a nice Nature Trail of 0.75 miles. There are other COE campgrounds and a state park on this lake. Next to site 25 is a concrete stairway leading to the river which is full of trout. There are two bath houses and both have inexpensive laundry.
Trash and Recycle: There are a few dumpsters in the cg but no recycling.
Activities: The mornings were foggy but the water was clear and cool. Many people enjoyed kayaking the river to the spillway and there were quite a few people fly rod fishing. We stood on the bank at the bottom of the steps next to site 25 and watched the water rise after it was released at the dam. We could see some Brown trout and Brook trout. The current increased and the lazy river got about 3 feet deeper in about 10 minutes.
On site 35
View from our patio Boat ramp to Caney Fork River
Center Hill Dam spillway
Driving over the dam… Center Hill Lake on one side and Caney Fork River on the other
Center Hill Lake Caney Fork River
On the dam Buffalo Valley Nature Trail