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Things to do in John H. Kerr Reservoir

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“HUGE state park. 13 Miles away. Fishing, horseback riding, dog walk, trails for hiking, kayaking. It's all there.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Two nice boat launches and a great playground for the kids. There are also a few hiking trails along the lake. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lamplighter is a good restaurant near the lake. It has a decent bar area with craft beers on tap, growlers available and a fireplace. It's kind of a hole in the wall place, but it's probably the most popular restaurant/bar in Clarksville. It also has NFL Sunday ticket, I believe. You may want to call and confirm :-) ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Live music on Friday nights, 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesdays (call to verify), outdoor and indoor seating.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
Park
“Kerr Lake dam has a 5-mile kayak trail that is actually on the lake Gaston side. It leads out to the main lake, but is rocky so there won’t be motor boats. Very pretty scenery. The sign says that it takes 3-4 hours to paddle the whole trail (round trip).”
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
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  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“This is a new brewery, but definitely worth checking out if you'd like to meet some locals and sample some microbrews.”
  • 1 local recommends
Department Store
  • 1 local recommends
Real Estate Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
$$
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Lamplighter is a good restaurant near the lake. It has a decent bar area with craft beers on tap, growlers available and a fireplace. It's kind of a hole in the wall place, but it's probably the most popular restaurant/bar in Clarksville. It also has NFL Sunday ticket, I believe. You may want to call and confirm :-) ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Live music on Friday nights, 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesdays (call to verify), outdoor and indoor seating.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
“Recommend getting your pizza to go and taking it to one of the scenic overlooks of the lake at the pull-offs located near John H. Kerr Dam.”
  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
“Good Mexican food and table side guacamole. Margaritas super good and strong.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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