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Old Hickory Lake

Welcome to Old Hickory Lake

A girl sailing with her family at Harbor Island Yacht Club, Mt. Juliet, Tenn on Old Hickory Lake (photo by Sean Theriot).The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomes you to Old Hickory Lake.

Located near Metropolitan Nashville, Tenn., 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 to choose from including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, boating, and water skiing. The numerous species of wildlife here, including abundant populations of waterfowl and wading birds, make nature study and photography additional exciting pastimes.

Old Hickory Lake belongs to you. Treat your lake and the surrounding public lands with respect by keeping them clean. Everyone can enjoy Old Hickory Lake if he or she uses common sense and follows safety guidelines. Safety while swimming, wading, and boating is the responsibility of the individual. There are no lifeguards on duty at any time at Corps recreation areas. Visitors must be aware of underwater hazards such as submerged stumps, logs, and rocks. Drop-offs may exist near the shore. Be especially careful near the shoreline, since depth of water may vary from time to time and place to place. Children should be closely supervised and wear life jackets while they are playing in or near the water. Enjoy yourself and have a safe visit.

Old Hickory Lake Announcements

Old Hickory Lake releases an updated Shoreline Management Plan
Friday, August 08, 2014

Old Hickory Lake has announced that the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division have approved the Lake’s Shoreline Management Plan, thus finalizing the review process. 

The Shoreline Management Plan can be reviewed and downloaded from the Old Hickory Lake website by clicking on the following link: 2014 Shoreline Management Plan.

Additionally, there are two other documents associated with the public meetings.  The first document is entitled, “Q’s and A’s for the 2014 Review”.  This document contains the Corps response to the questions received at the public meetings.  The second document entitled, “Shoreline Management Plan Area Review Summary 2014”, lists the decisions made for requested shoreline allocation changes on the lake.  This review determined the locations where private docks may be approved. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the Shoreline Management Plan update process, please contact the Old Hickory Lake Resource Managers office at (615) 822-4846 or 847-2395. Hard copies of the 2014 Shoreline Management Plan can also be picked up at the Resource Manager’s Office located at 5 Power Plant Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

 
Real Estate/License News
Monday, April 14, 2014

Shoreline License grantees may notice a change in the fees regarding their license items. After a review from our Real Estate Division of the current shoreline license program, it was observed that some shoreline licenses should be issued under a General Purpose License.  Items granted under the shoreline license program must be issued in conjunction with a Shoreline Use Permit. The Nashville District is working hard to correct these issues to be consistent with the Old Hickory Lake Shoreline Management Plan to help achieve a balance between private exclusive use and resource protection for the general public. Permit fees will remain the same at this time.  Fees and Fair Market Value associated with general purpose licenses will be established through an appraisal by the Real Estate Division.  Below is the new fee schedule for permits and shoreline licenses.   Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience during this time.

 

PERMITS ISSUED BY THE RESOURCE MANAGER’S OFFICE

Land Use / Mowing / Path

$   10.00

Boat Dock Only

$   30.00

Boat Dock and Land Use / Mowing / Path

$   30.00

RipRap (Bank Stabilization)

No Fee

LICENSE ITEMS ISSUED BY THE REAL ESTATE DIVISION

Utility Right-Of-Way (electric line, freshwater line, etc.)

$125.00

Water Withdrawal (non-potable)

$125.00

Approved steps and walkways

$125.00

Personal Lift (for persons with disabilities)

$125.00

Administration Fee for License Items

$350.00 - $500.00

Fees for other license items are determined by Real Estate Appraisal.

 

Old Hickory Lake News

Kaiser assumes command of Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
CINCINNATI (Sept. 26, 2014) – Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division during a ceremony here today.
Published: 9/26/2014
Tennessee formalizes Silver Jackets Program with charter signing
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Federal, state and local agencies formalized an official partnership to promote flood risk reduction today by signing the Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter during a ceremony at Metro Nashville’s Development Services Center.
Published: 9/23/2014
Nashville District showcasing historical maps from 1800s
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2014) – An 1874 military map of Middle Tennessee and 1888 map of Muscle Shoals were recently restored and replicas of them are now being showcased in the Barlow Conference Room located at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.
Published: 9/16/2014
Coast Guard wants boaters to be safe before leaving the dock
Before casting off from the dock, U.S. Coast Guard officials want boaters to be cautious and prepared to make the cruise more enjoyable and to reduce the risk of incidents on the water.
Published: 9/10/2014
Nashville District showcases its projects for world’s hydropower experts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 24, 2014) – During HydroVision International, the world’s largest hydro event, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District showcased its projects in Tennessee and Kentucky, which supported the professional development of conference attendees.
Published: 7/24/2014