Details for Gallatin Marina

Gallatin Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 6 reviews

Address 727 Marina Private Dr.
Gallatin, TN 37066


After hours contact

Buddy Wilkins, 615-533-9135

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

16, but not monitored except when fuel dock is open, and then only infrequently


Email contact

Owner, manager

William [Buddy] Wilkins / Randy Lowe


Buddy Wilkins


Buddy Wilkins

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts


Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: 2015 summer hours- 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.


Marked channel into Station Camp Creek at Cumberland River mile 236.8 right descending bank. Approximately 50 yards downstream of the green can river buoy, enter Station Camp Creek heading directly towards the small red nun buoy approximately 1/4 mile ahead. 30+ feet of water exists up past the nun. At the nun, alter course directly towards Gallatin Marina, visible at end of Station Camp Creek approximately 1-1/4 miles ahead .

If approaching from downstream DO NOT leave the can buoy to port. As of July 22, 2014 the area shallows to 3+/- feet very quickly. Leave the can to starboard.

Reference above is to the green can on the river channel, not the green buoy on the Station Camp creek channel.

Note, as of October 2014, the Station Camp green can buoy is missing.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Update June 2014. New docks completed.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 100
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2016-01-30)

Other price info: Transient slips 1/2 price with on-site restaurant receipt. Generally space is available in covered slips plus on the face dock past the fuel dock.

The monthly rate for a 40 foot boat is $425 plus electric, 2014.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: Metered

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Comcast; requires contract; no transient service.

Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - No charge.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

No - Corps of Engineers Lake, no liveaboards.


Fuel brand: Valvtech; gas is ethanol free.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: 89 octane is $3.59. No ethanol
91 octane is $3.88. No ethanol

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Supply is clean, filtered, and Valvtech added.



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Accessable

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Available at the fuel dock, $5 for non-dock tenants.




Yes - On shore bins.




Yes - Located at the side of the shoreside office and at the restaurant.




No - Not on site; aprox 3 miles from several national chains.


No - Not on site; approx 3 miles to Wal-Mart, Lowes, NAPA, various auto parts stores. Approximately 10 miles to West Marine.


Yes - Summer 2015 hours: Tuesday - Friday open at 3:00 pm, Saturday open at 11:00 am; Sunday open at 10:00 am.

Awdaddy's Bar and Grille at Gallatin Marina. Hours are Tues day - Friday, 3 pm - till (dinner).
Saturday 11 am - 'till
Sunday 9 am - till (brunch 9-12, lunch and dinner).
Monday closed.
Live music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Yes - Summer 2015 hours: Tuesday - Friday open at 3:00 pm, Saturday open at 11:00 am; Sunday open at 10:00 am.

Awdaddy's Bar and Grille at Gallatin Marina, hours same as the restaurant.

Hotels or motels

No - Various national chains w/in 3 miles.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Mechanic available - limited to minor repairs. Mechanical service available.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Up to 35 feet.

Storage facilities

Yes - Dry storage on racks and trailer lot. Call for more information 615-452-9876.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Limited at dock store.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Vendor on-site for pontoon boat day rentals.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi now available.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - ramp fee $5.


Yes - Local taxi service available. Enterprise Rental office aproximately 3 miles away.

Other services


Aproximately 40 minutes from downtown Nashville; 30 minutes to Gaylord Opryland and the Hermitage.

Reviews for Gallatin Marina
Great Place to stay for a month, 2014-10-01
Captain: , Punta Gorda FL (1709)

The is a fun marina to stay for awhile. It is convenient to shopping, night life, museums and fun. Staff is very friendly and goes out of their way to make sure you are happy. Buddy, the owner, is a prince. On site restaurant , Awedaddy, has excellent food at reasonable prices. A tornado hit them a year and a half ago. they are in the last stages of getting all the docks repaired. Transient space is limited at the moment so call ahead. buddy will do whatever it takes to find a slip for you.

Enjoyable Stay, 2014-07-28
Captain: , santa barbara (771)

Clean and friendly marina, staff not always on site, but helpful when reached. Dockage 50% normal if eat at restaurant - food and drink there were good - understand sunday brunch is very good and in high demand.

Gallatin Marina, 2014-06-16
Captain: , Plantation Yacht Harbor, Islamorada, Fla. Keys (4686)

Update June 16, 2014: fuel dock and pump out operating as per normal.

Update June 2, 2014. Fuel dock damaged by Thunderstorm, no fuel or pump-out until repaired. Call ahead for availability.

UPDATE 11/13: Rebuild of docks damaged in 1/13 tornado has begun; expected completion early 2014. Marina open and all services available transient slips. Restaurant closed for the season, expected to reopen March 2014. Winter hours Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 to 5:00.

This is my home marina and is, in the opinion of most of the local boaters I know, the best marina on the lake.

Excellent prices on gas and diesel [Valvtec]. Slips up to 100' are available by the month or year lease; individual metered electric; water at each slip; pump out at fuel dock. Transients welcome.

Restaurant on-site Tues- Fri. 3 pm - till (Dinner)
Sat. 11 am - till (Lunch & Dinner)
Sun 9 am - till (Brunch 9-12, Lunch & Dinner)
Monday Closed

A ramp is available as is landside storage. Haul out and dry rack storage available

Water access from Old Hickory Lake [Cumberland River aprox. mile 237] via Station Camp Creek [marked channel, but watch depth to stay in deeper water, as can easily go from 30' to 3' in the 1/2 mile stretch from the river channel to the mouth of West Station Camp Creek] aprox 2 miles from river channel [visible from river].

Easily accessable by land from Nashville [aprox. 25 minutes from downtown] via I-65 North, to Vietnam Veterans Blvd., to Hwy 109 East to Hancock St [turn right] to Lock 4 Road [turn left] to Marina Rd. [turn right].

nice stop in remote location, 2012-07-07
Captain: , jackson, TN (884)

Nice marina with good docks. Heads/showers being remodeled. Friendly staff. Good restaurant on site. Not not much else nearby.

great place for fuel, 2011-06-06
Captain: , Defeated Creek, TN (31)

Stopped by for diesel on a Saturday trip upriver. Decent service and only negative was no answer to several calls on the radio. They did answer the phone so i guess that is better than nothing. I'll sure stop there again.

Park like setting, 2010-10-07
Captain: , Foley, AL (985)

We stayed 8 days under cover in the back slip area. Was like being in a park with squirrels and deer romping around. We were too far away for the WiFi but our VZ broadband worked great. Buddy is planning on adding some additional facilities next year i.e. dry storage, laundry, rest rooms.
Onsite Livingstons restaurant bar is open on the week ends with great food.
Riding your bike to the grocery stores might be a bit tricky on the two lane road. We did receive many offers for ride to grocery store or laundry from slip holders. If you do go out for Laundry go to Southgate Laundry across from Ricardos.
Great price for fuel and dockage.

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