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Old Hickory Lake

Photo of Old Hickory Lake by Vickie Porter FurmanikWelcome to Old Hickory Lake

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 our Corps of Engineers' 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.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
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Old Hickory Lake News

Corps prepares future engineering students at Summer Engineering Program
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2015) –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District collaborated with the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Department to mentor science, technology, engineering and math students involved in a four-week National Summer Transportation Institute program on the campus of TSU June 22 through July 3.
Published: 6/26/2015
Murphy becomes 64th commander of Nashville District
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 16, 2015) – Lt. Col. Stephen F. Murphy took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District during a change of command ceremony today at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. He becomes the 64th commander in the district’s 127 year history.
Published: 6/16/2015
Tanya Tucker wants fans to stay safe Memorial Day weekend
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2015) -- Country Music Legend and Hall of Fame Artist Tanya Tucker is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this Memorial Day weekend to encourage her fans to be safe on the water and to wear a life jacket.
Published: 5/21/2015
Play it safe with a life jacket when visiting Corps lakes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 8, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District encourages people to play it safe with a life jacket when visiting Corps lakes. Wearing one is simply the best chance of surviving an accident when playing in the water.
Published: 5/8/2015
Federal Utility Partnership Working Group tours Old Hickory hydropower plant
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2015) – Some of the country’s most powerful people visited Old Hickory Power Plant today as participants in a Federal Utility Partnership Working Group tour.
Published: 4/23/2015

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