Address and Phone:
1160 Otter Creek Rd.
Nashville, TN 37220
Phone: (615) 373-3467
Hours Open to the Public:
Park: daylight hours------Visitors Center: daily Sunday-Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Open year-round except major holidays.
Payment Types Accepted:
Radnor Lake State Park provides scenic, biological, geological and recreational opportunities not found in other metropolitan areas of Nashville's size.
L&N Railroad Company impounded Radnor Lake in 1914 to provide water for its steam engines, and intended to use the area as a hunting preserve for company executives. Migrating birds soon found the lake and began wintering there. In 1923, L&N's executive vice president stopped all hunting on the land and declared it to be a nature preserve. The company sold it to developers in 1961. It became the first State natural Area in 1973, with a diversity of natural habitats ranging from the lake to streams and placid sloughs, as well as wildlife and numerous species of plants in abundance.
The 90-acre lake is surrounded by steep hills rising as high as 400 feet, showcasing wildflowers in the spring and migrating birds in winter.
Take I 65 to Harding Place, Exit 78. Travel west on Harding Place (or Battery Lane) to Granny White Pike. Turn left and travel south to Otter Creek Road and turn left (across from Granny White Market).
Get turn-by-turn direction using the interactive map above.
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