Travelers are voting Old Hickory Lake as the best lake near Nashville. There are 1 lake near Portland a city just 32 km from Nashville and 1 lake near Franklin which is 39 km distant. The most popular of these are Old Hickory Lake near Portland and Briggs Lake in Franklin. You can find 11 lakes in Tennessee and 2105 lakes in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Tennessee is Reelfoot Lake and Lake Superior is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Nashville.