Travelers are voting Old Hickory Lake as the best lake near Nashville. There are 3 lakes near Portland a city just 33 km from Nashville and 1 lake near Franklin which is 40 km distant. The most popular of these are Oswego Lake near Portland and Briggs Lake in Franklin. You can find 11 lakes in Tennessee and 2108 lakes in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Tennessee is Chickamauga Lake and Lake Superior is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Nashville.