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Cordell Hull Lock and Dam Project, Carthage, Tenn.Welcome to Cordell Hull Lake

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Cordell Hull Lake.  The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, hiking, horseback riding and other numerous ways to enjoy nature.  

Cordell Hull Lake belongs to you, so keep it clean and attractive for future generations.  Enjoy your visit by staying safe on the water and in the recreation areas. Remember to always wear your life jacket whether you are on or around water.

Cordell Hull 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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Cordell Hull 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
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
Marcum named Nashville District Employee of the Month for September 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2017) – Joshua Marcum, Power Plant Mechanic at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s Cheatham Power Plant in Ashland City, Tenn., is the employee of the month for September 2017.
Published: 11/21/2017

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