Lock One Marine: Nashville Municipal Docks


Not Offered

Day Trip
$1.75/ft - $2/ft
2 victory Ave
Nashville, TN 37213
Check-in after 11:00 AM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
VHF 17

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64 Reviews

by Boat R. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2024
Great docks in the heart of Nashville! Easy online reservation and Dockmaster onsite to help us with our boat.

by Greg B. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2024
Gate code sent did not work, couldn't get access to boat at 11PM at night, elevator to walking bridge was not working, had to climb stairs with bad ankle Someone tampered with the shore lines on my boat while docked Would not suggest anyone using this dock

by Steven H. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2024
Doesn’t have water there was ants all over the dock no lock on the gate its not a safe place
Marina Response:
Steve, Thank you for the feedback, as you book online it says that we do not have water. We have set that expectation in advance so that everyone can plan that we do NOT have water. I wish we did! In regards to the lock and ants, we were a little short staffed Friday but I wish you would have notified us and we could have resolved all of this right away. Apologies that this happened as it should not have and we have rid the dock of all ants so far this year. We will do better!

by Bradley B. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2024
No one was at the dock to check us in and we never received the code to the gate. Upon return to the dock, we had to squeeze through a crack in the gate just to get to our boat.
Marina Response:
Bradley, sorry that you had to do that but there are multiple ways to get in touch with us if you are there when we are not in business hours. please make sure to read through our Dockwa page and or give us a call at anytime for information. On our Dockwa page it states how to find your gate code which is located in your "trip" section of the app, select today's trip then scroll down and look for "gate code". Emails get sent out 2 days prior with arrival information but they could end up in your spam. If you do not find the email, we are always available via message in Dockwa, text message or a simple phone call which the phone number is listed on the dock and our Dockwa page. Thank you for the feedback!

by Sara L. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2024
Staff super friendly!
Marina Response:
Thank you Sara! Glad you visited us and hope to see you again soon!

by Scott A. - Verified user on Jun 24, 2024
Beautiful spot. Suprised it was not busy. Loved the Views
Marina Response:
Thank you Scott! Yes we stay pretty busy in the summer and usually only sell out the docks for events or games nearby. Thank you for visiting us!

by Ron A. - Verified user on Apr 21, 2024
Always a great experience. And the Titans won! Another great weekend on the dock in Nashville. Love the security and the helpful staff.
Marina Response:
Thank you! Titan up, I appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to see you again soon.

by John F. - Verified user on Mar 20, 2024
The staff was very responsive via Dockwa app and helped out with reservation changes. I couldn't be happier with their prompt friendly service. The single, linear dock has needed repairs. The power pedestal worked fine for our 50A needs. The dock was clean and had sufficient trash cans. The location is absolutely in the heart of downtown Nashville; with that comes noise and the potential for crime. The existing gate to the dock is insufficient and has a combination lock and chain for lockage. Other than needed repairs on the dock, there's not much else that can be done to improve the docking facilities until the city of Nashville begins to take seriously its relationship to the river. We had a good time the two nights we were docked. Boaters should know this is not a quiet safe marina, but rather an expensive limited dockage in the heart of the Nashville tourist zone.
Marina Response:
Thank you John, appreciate the feedback, especially to set the expectations again for future reservations that we are in the heart of a major city. It sounds like you thought this was not in downtown or in a major city so we will update our listing to better describe our location (BTW we think this location is amazing for boaters to be able to access so many of the great amenities Nashville has to offer!). The dock has a locked gate and additional fencing we added last year, of course there is always room for improvement but we have made vast improvements over years past. We are also proud to say we have not had any petty theft issues since our new fencing & improved lighting was installed (we have not ever had personal safety issues at our docks). Obviously being in the heart of Nashville is an amazing opportunity, with that anyone should be aware of their surroundings - this is not Ashland City and everyone should know that before reserving dock space. If you are not comfortable walking around in a major city this dock is NOT for you. We are also not a full marina, just a transient dock in the heart of downtown Nashville as described on the Dockwa page. If you are looking for a more remote and secluded marina I would recommend Rock Harbor Marina. Thanks again and hope we can earn the opportunity to host you again! Cheers - LOM

by Michael W. - Verified user on Mar 18, 2024
The trip to downtown Lock One Marine Nashville Municipal Dock was easy and uneventful. Docking was simple with an attendant (Kevin)that was very helpful. We arrived around 1:00pm and departed around 6:00 PM.

by David A. - Verified user on Dec 16, 2023
No power, terrible access, high cost
Marina Response:
David, It looks like you docked on the West Bank Fixed Dock for some reason. Please read our profile page or give us a call to better understand the amenities and dock locations. The East Bank T-Dock has power and secure gate access with a gangway. Though you did not purchase power which is required to use the power. The West Bank is a voluntary overflow dock for easier access to broadway. You chose that dock and there is no power there as described and no secure gate. please reach out to us next time if you have questions on this so we can better set the expectations of what you might be looking for! Always here and happy to help!

by Darwin C. - Verified user on Nov 01, 2023
All was in order. Person assisting me was very helpful even I didn't have a reservation but he gave me time after my arrival to make reservation.

by Chris M. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2023
Would love to see the fencing at the entrance improved. It’s really a joke and easily scaled .

by Anthony H. on Oct 16, 2023
Stayed there 10/14/23 Dock Master was awesome and a big help. 50 Amp at the post was very marginal. My panel was only showing 102 volts. Also there is no water. After Paying $127.00 for one night. It should be a 5 star facility.I will come back. But get it together City of Nashville.

by Mark E. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Very clean and convenient.

by Donna W. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
We enjoyed our stay and hope to be back next year. The only issue we had were the smaller boats going to fast which created wakes. The area was very clean and I felt safe. Thank you and hope to be back next year.

by Christine M. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Fabulous setting, easy walk over the bridge to all of the action.

by Matthew S. on Oct 04, 2023
Always had a good experience going downtown. The people running the dock are always on the ball and eager to accommodate. Makes you wonder if downtown Nashville is ever going to figure out they have a river and cater to that wonderful element.
Marina Response:
Thank you Matthew, Appreciate your feedback. Yeah we are working on making more visibility to Nashville about the Gem of the Cumberland. Starting to turn heads here and there but constant change! Hope to see you again this year.

by Dean E. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
Dock is clean, well lit and 50 amp worked well. Gate system takes some getting use to and facility has no water or restrooms. Great location near Broadway and Pedestrian Bridge.

by doug r. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2023
Stay was excellent but need too add water too dock.

by Jason M. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2023
Great people, great location.

by Tim F. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
The reservation process and subsequent conversation with the employee was great. But this is the 3rd time that my party has reserved to stay downtown and the lock would not allow us through. It just seems unfair that you can’t offer a refund when we don’t get to stay due to this. It is out of our control and seems to happen on the regular. Perhaps a new policy can be out in place.
Marina Response:
Hey Tim, Thanks for the feedback, sir. Here is what we recommend for anyone coming from the lake. 1. Plan ahead and call the lock several days in advance, the day prior etc. You will need to go through at their schedule not necessarily yours, unfortunately. 2. Make your reservation on the day of once you are through the lock. A majority of the time on non-event weekends the docks have plenty of space for day-of reservations. You can call/text in the morning to check availability. 3. The lock is also out of our control so we cannot offer refunds due to the locks - we too would rather have the docks full and everyone be there! If you reach out we are usually flexible with people and allow a one-time reschedule if they notify us in advance to try and refill the spot on event weekends. Thanks again and hope we can see you downtown soon. Best. LOMS

by Greg C. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Everything was great especially the staff but I wish all of the electric power worked, and water was available
Marina Response:
Thanks for the feedback Greg, great having you down at Riverfront. Yes we’ve been asking the city for water for years now. No luck yet. In regards to power I know you said it tripped one time at night but then worked the following day with no issues. Feel free to reach out to us with more details if it did not continue to work so we can record it for that pedestal to see if it’s a consistent issue or just boat related. Thank you!

by Cory M. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2023
Clay is a great attendant!
Marina Response:
Thank you Cory!

by Matt G. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Andrew was very helpful and informative. We left our boat docked overnight and everything was secure and untouched the next day. Friendly staff and a really fun spot to hang out.

by David t. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Dock guy was super helpful! Thanks
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About Lock One Marine: Nashville Municipal Docks

Thank you for considering dockage at Nashville Riverfront operated by Lock One Marine in downtown Nashville, Cumberland River (mile 191). With your reservation at the docks, you have access to nearby bars, restaurants, restrooms, parks, and event center locations such as Nissan Stadium, Ascend Amphitheater Ryman, etc. Please read the below thoroughly before booking.

LOCK CLOSURES (important for Old Hickory Lake boaters): Old Hickory Lock, Mile Marker 216 on the Cumberland River will have intermittent daily closures to Navigation staring June 10th thru June 27th. No lockage's can begin after 0030 during this intermittent closure. The lock will be fully open to navigation starting June 27th at 1630 thru July 8th at 0600. The lock will closed to navigation on Monday, July 8th at 0600 thru August 1st at 1630 for scheduled maintenance

DOCKING LOCATIONS (see marina map for more details on location):

T-DOCK EAST BANK (linear pier): Floating concrete dock with 380' of usable dock space, 5 electrical pedestals and secure gate access. Located on the east bank near Nissan Stadium and is an easy 10 min walk over the pedestrian bridge to broadway.

WEST BANK FIXED DOCK: Fixed concrete dock, no power access or secure gate access. This dock is primarily for overflow or if you request to utilize this dock due to proximity to Broadway. We are not responsible for your vessel so please plan accordingly as this is not a secure dock. We recommend boats over 30' utilize this space when needed due to the higher freeboard required to access the concrete landing over the railing. To request this location insert "West Bank Fixed Dock" into the special request line when making a reservation. Please note once assigned to the West Bank you cannot switch to the east bank if those docks are fully reserved.

ELECTRICAL: The dock has (2) 30 and (1) 50 Amp/208 GFI breakers per pedestal, please ensure you are equipped with the latest grounding technology on your vessels not to trip the breakers.

LENGTH OVER ALL: Please input the Length Over All (LOA) of your vessel in Dockwa correctly, we have limited dock space and are typically full during the weekends, LOA Includes swim platforms, dingies, and pulpits that all extend past the vessel length. Expect to be docked within 2-3' of the nearest vessel as we try to maximize access to our dock being that we are so limited on space with 380' of linear dockage available.

GATE CODE ACCESS: To access the gate code please log into your Dockwa account within 24 hours of your scheduled arrival date. Select TRIPS and the most recent trip details for additional information. Pre-arrival emails are sent prior to arrival with Marina Map and Gate code access. Please lock the gate behind you as you depart or arrive back at the dock.

OLD HICKORY LAKE: Lock Master (we recommend calling ahead for barge schedule to plan accordingly): 615-847-3281. We do not issue refunds if the lock is full all day and they will not let you through until late in the day, plan accordingly.

FUEL & WATER: is not currently offered at our marina. If you are coming from downriver you can access amenities at Harpeth Shoals Marina (recommended for draft over 3.5’) and Rock Harbor Marine.

Booking Info

Please review the attached "known obstruction" document to avoid dock issues. There is a known underwater obstruction between the bridge pier and the docks. All vessels with greater than 3' draft should avoid this area. Please avoid the water under the bridge as your running gear may not have clearance.

Please Note: Please use caution when entering the area of the dock on the East Bank. The area shown in red should be avoided by all vessels that draft more than 3' as there is a known obstruction in the vicinity of this area located under the bridge. The water both upstream and downstream is safe for dockage. Upon dockage, you will notice that the area in question is restricted with barricades.

Please avoid dockage on the downstream end of the East Bank. The perimeter of this area will be painted yellow. This space is permitted and utilized by a vessel that will load and unload passengers on a schedule for tours.

Clearance Info: https://cdm16021.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16021coll10/id/169


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