The Harpeth River Watershed is approximately 869 square miles and has an estimated population of 215,000 people. Use the map below to find out if you live in the watershed or to simply explore! The area within the purple boundary is within the watershed.
Water Quality in the Harpeth River Watershed
There are 1,314 miles of streams and rivers in the Harpeth River Watershed. Within the watershed, the State of Tennessee reports that 374 miles are impaired. The most common impairments are sediment, alteration of streamside vegetation, and bacteria. The most common sources of impairment are agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and land development.
Looking for Adventure? The Harpeth’s Got You Covered!
- Cheatham Wildlife Management Area
- Haley-Jaqueth Wildlife Management Area
- Harpeth River State Park
- Hill Forest State Natural Area
- Montgomery Bell State Natural Area
- Montgomery Bell State Park
- Mound Bottom State Archaeological Area
- Natchez Trace Parkway
- Radnor Lake State Park
- Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Learn More about the Harpeth Watershed
- Harpeth River Watershed Association
- TDEC – Harpeth River Watershed Website
- TDEC – Water Pollution Control Interactive Map
- TDEC – 303d Reports on Impaired TN Waters
- EPA’s Surf Your Watershed Site: Harpeth
- Obtain NatureServe species data for this watershed (including rare and endangered species)
Page produced in collaboration with
The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee