Area Boating

We serve middle Tennessee

The Music City Power Squadron is, oddly enough, located in Music City (occassionally refered to as "Nashville"), Tennessee. Nothing is more relaxing than a day on one of Nashville's lakes or rivers!

Delight nature-lovers with a Blue Heron Cruise down the Cumberland River in Nashville. Bring your binoculars, as wildlife abounds on the forested banks.

Head down scenic Hwy. 70 for an equally scenic ride down the Harpeth River

You can also drive south to Henry Horton State Park. Canoeing the Duck River is easy with convenient canoe rentals off I-65.

Make it easy! Nashville Shores offers all kinds of floating:

  • Take Grandpa on a relaxing 45 minute Shoreliner Cruise, included with admission.
  • Tackle the kayak obstacle course in Nashville Shore's Kayak Cove.
  • Introduce the kids to old-fashioned paddleboats.
  • Rent jet skis or pontoon boats for exploring J. Percy Priest Lake.

Head 45 minutes west of Nashville to Mongomery Bell State Park's lakes. You can rent canoes, paddleboats, and jonboats for Lake Acorn, or launch your own boat on Lake Woodhaven. Bring the charcoal to one of Montgomery Bell's picnic sites, or enjoy the Inn's buffet with breathtaking water views.

Take the family to Marrowbone Lake, just 15 minutes north of Nashville near Joelton. Friends tell us this 60 acre stocked lake is Nashville's best kept water secret! Boat rentals are available.

We highly recommend purchasing the local guidebook, Paddling Around Nashville. Author Patty Schultz researched every floatable river and creek in Middle Tennessee, noting launch points, take-outs and other essentials. She describes 37 different paddling trips in the area. Paddling Around Nashville makes an IDEAL gift for the paddling enthusiast.

Other lakes to explore in Middle Tennessee:

  • Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville and Lebanon
  • Center Hill Lake in Smithville
  • Cordell Hull Lake in Carthage
  • Tims Ford Lake in Winchester
  • Dale Hollow Lake in Celina

More information on these and other lakes is available vai the Resources Tab.  

Nashville Boating

Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:

Raft-Up for all members and Friends - September 22, 2019 - Begins 2:00 p.m. on Old Hickory Lake at the in front of the pirate ship at Boxwell Boym Scout Camp.  The members and friends will meet at Cherokee Stake House by water or land at 5:00 p.m. for cocktails with dinner to follow at 6:00.  THe Lat and Long is:  36 degrees 18' 27.58 N; 86 degrees 28' 14.45" W.  For anyone joining the raft up by land, please contact Bobby or Barry at or  Please contact Bobby for dinner reservations.  


Boating Safety Class - June date to be determined based on advance registration.  This class will include the Tennessee Boaters Certification upon passing the exam at the end of the class.  Students for the Tennessee Boaters Certification must bring the TN Wildlife Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit available at locations selling hunting/fishing license to qualify for the TN Boating Safety Certificate.  Americas Boating Club is world largest boating club providing boating safety classes and free Vessel Safety Inspection nationally NASBLA approved.  Please contact Randy Stone at for registration information and date.  


 ELECTRICAL SHOCK DROWNING (ESD) BY DIY AC SAFETY TEST FOR BOAT AND DOCK OWNERS.  All boat and dock owners must check your AC electrical system for stray current that could cause electrical shock and potential death to swimmers.  It could save a life.


VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS - Americas Boating Club's Vessel Safety Inspectors are eager to inspect your boat anytime during the 2019 boating season for FREE.  Please request Vessel Safety Inspections via our online request in the Vessel Safety Check tab.  A Vessel Safety Inspector will contact you shortly after your request is recieved.  


2019 Bridge Leadership

Commander -

Cdr Ray Alley, AP-IN

Squadron Education Officer -

Lt/C Randy Stone, P

Assistant Education Officer -

1st Lt Art Chapman, P

Secretary -

Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP

Treasurer -

Lt/C Bobby Naylor, AP

Member-at-Large -

1/Lt Jane Malatak, P

1/Lt Jack Rubey, S


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