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Center Hill Lake

Center Hill Lake

Welcome to Center Hill Lake

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Center Hill Lake.  The lake provides varied outdoor recreation opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose from including fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, and many others.  Center Hill belongs to you.  Treat our lake and surrounding area with respect by keeping it clean and attractive.  Enjoy yourself, have a safe visit, and come again.  The Center Hill Lake Information Center located at the Resource Manager’s Office offers the visitor a pictorial history of the construction of the dam and a wildlife exhibit featuring many of the birds and animals which are found in the area.

Center Hill Lake Announcements

Nashville District announces new firewood policy
Monday, March 06, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. 

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Open house tours cancelled for foreseeable future
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Due to the replacement of the generators inside Center Hill Dam, all Open House tours are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Please check this website or our Facebook page periodically for updates of when the tours will commence. 

Center Hill Lake News

Nashville District tames Cumberland River with the 'Old Locks'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Using wood coffer dams, primitive hand tools, A-frames and even animals to haul in supplies and stone blocks on tracks from nearby rock quarries, Army engineers constructed 15 navigation locks in the late 1800s and early 1900s to tame the Cumberland River for steamboats moving people and commerce throughout the region a century ago.
Published: 2/14/2018
Nashville District commends graduates of Supervisory Training Program
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2018) – Lt. Col. Cullen A. Jones, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander and district engineer, commended a group of 15 graduates of the 2017 Supervisors Training Program class today at the Nashville District Headquarters, in Nashville, Tenn.
Published: 1/22/2018
Nashville District celebrating its 130th Anniversary in 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2018. The Nashville District formed from the Chattanooga District to construct a series of locks and dams on the Cumberland River. Army Special Order 191 created the district Aug. 18, 1888, and Lt. Col. John W. Barlow took command.
Published: 1/18/2018
Kremer builds strong understanding of Nashville District construction projects
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2017) – The acting commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division received briefings and updates at Nashville District construction sites this week to build a strong understanding of the projects.
Published: 12/8/2017
Center Hill park rangers awarded for ‘water safety’ efforts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 7, 2017) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers from Center Hill Lake received the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division 2017 Water Safety Award during a ceremony Dec. 6, 2017.
Published: 12/8/2017

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