Cheatham County, located just 20 minutes from Nashville, seems like it's a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Feel free to escape to our quiet and spacious parks and enjoy hunting, cycling, canoeing, and other fun outdoor activities.

Harpeth River at L.L. Burns Park in Kingston Springs

  • Cheatham Wildlife Management Area and Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area, contact Area Manager Randy Cromer at 615.792.4510 for more information. The Cheatham Wildlife Management Area, operated by the TWRA, encompasses over 20,000 acres filled with deer, birds, squirrels, and other creatures. Hunting there requires a permit.
  • Ashland City--most locations managed by Ashland City Parks and Recreation
    • Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail on Chapmansboro Road--a rails to trails project, the trail is seven shaded miles over flat land along the riverfront. About half of the trail is asphalt, and the remainder is gravel. It's a popular place to take a long walk or ride a bike, and the wildlife viewing opportunities are numerous.
    • Bull Run Recreation Area at 2530 Highway 12 South
    • Caldwell Park at 3251 Caldwell Road
    • John C. "Preacher" Poole Recreation Area at 100 Preacher Lane
    • J.W. Johns, Jr. Park at 104 Vine Street
    • Riverbluff Park at 175 Old Cumberland Street--home of Summerfest--located directly across the Cumberland River from Riverview Restaurant & Marina, the park boasts a picnic pavilion, the Ashland City Farmers & Artisans Market, soccer fields, a boat ramp and dock, a playground, and a large open space for events.
    • 911 Memorial Playground at 100 Marrowbone Road
    • Cheatham Lake and Dam--multiple locations, campground at Lock A with 45 campsites containing water and electrical hookups.  Campsites may be reserved by calling 1.877.444.6777, and picnic shelters may be reserved by calling 615.792.5697.  Campsites are open April through October.
    • Harpeth River Bridge Campground--located 10 miles northwest of Ashland City where State Route 49 crosses the Harpeth River.  15 campsites available with water and electrical hookups.  Call 1.877.444.6777 to reserve a campsite.  Campsites are available April through October.
    • Bluff Creek Recreational Area on State Route 49 west of Ashland City
    • Brush Creek Recreational Area on River Road 3.5 miles south of Ashland City--Brush Creek has a boat ramp, grills, plenty of fishing spots, and picnic tables. Lakeview Market is located directly across the street for all your lunch and fishing needs.
    • Sams Creek Recreational Area
  • Kingston Springs--most locations managed by Kingston Springs Parks Department
    • Harpeth River State Park at 1071 Narrows of the Harpeth Road--encompasses over 30 miles of the Harpeth River and includes Mound Bottom Archaeological Area, Narrows of the Harpeth, and Pattison Forge. It's a popular place to canoe or kayak, and there are four canoe outfitters on Highway 70 if you'd like to rent one.
    • Kingston Springs City Park at 501-589 County Highway 1931
    • L.L. Burns Park at 420 Page Road--home of the Annual Catfish Rodeo and Art in the Park--L.L. Burns Park has a community building that may be rented for events, easy access to the Harpeth River for canoeing and wading, a disc golf course, soccer fields, paved walking trail, a fishing pond, two playgrounds, and a splash pad. 
    • The Challenge Trail on Street Road off Pinnacle Hill Road
    • Ullrich Landing City Park on Craggie Hope Road
  • Pegram
    • Pegram City Park on Thompson Road--Pegram City Park has tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, a concession stand, a building that may be rented for events, a pavilion with a fireplace, playgrounds, and more. It's home to the Pegram Independence Day Celebration.
    • Pegram Station Train Depot at 5003 Station Drive--the building may be rented from the Pegram Community Club and is home to the annual fish fry. A local landmark, the Pegram caboose, is located next to it.
  • Pleasant View--all locations managed by Pleasant View Parks and Recreation
    • Balthrop Park--features a pavilion that may be rented for special events, baseball fields, and more. It's located just off Church Street in Pleasant View.
    • Pleasant View Community Park--features a pavilion, soccer fields, a paved walking trail, and a veterans memorial.