Coy Gaithers/Bedford Lake
Coy Gaithers Bedford Lake can be found in Bedford County. The lake is approximately 14 miles east of Wartrace, TN and Shelbyville, TN. The lake is 47 acres and has a picnic area for visitors. The fishing facilities also include a boat launching ramp, fishing pier, and fish attractors.
The Duck River is the longest and one of the most beautiful rivers in Tennessee. It originates near downtown Manchester at the meeting place of the Barren Fork and the Little Duck in Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. The Duck River runs for 268.5 miles, twisting and turning its way across seven counties before emptying into Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River. This river is a natural treasure, supplying water for many communities along the river.
This natural area provides fishing, boating, camping and Duck River access for canoes and small watercraft. The Duck River is stocked with trout and other game fish. Visit the Normandy Fish Hatchery in the area. Group tours available with advanced reservations.
Normandy Dam Reservoir and Fish Hatchery
365 Huffman Rd
Normandy Reservoir attracts bass anglers, campers, and boaters from a wide area. Barton Springs Recreation Area on the south shore of the reservoir is particularly popular.
The Duck River watershed is one of the most biologically diverse river systems in the nation. Over 500 species of fish, insects, and other aquatic life inhabit the ecosystem, including two species of mussels — the Cumberland monkeyface and the birdwing pearly — on the endangered species list.
Normandy is the largest of the non-power dams on tributaries of the Tennessee River. It is operated for flood damage reduction, water supply, and recreational opportunities. Normandy also provides water for a fish hatchery immediately downstream.
Old Stone Fort State
732 Stone Fort Dr
The Old Stone Fort is an earth and stone enclosure, built as a sacred site by Woodland Native Americans almost 2,000 years ago. The picturesque waterfalls of both forks of the Duck River also attracted 19th century industries, the ruins of which are still visible. There are approximately five miles of hiking trails and 50 RV campsites. Nearby is May Prairie, a prairie remnant containing dozens of rare plants.