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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.

Old Hickory Lake Announcements

Old Hickory Master Plan Finalized
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

            

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District at Old Hickory Lake is releasing its updated Master Plan.  The 2016 Master Plan and associated EA and signed FONSI is posted below.

 

For any questions pertaining to the 2016 Master Plan, please call the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager’s Office at (615)822-4846 or (615)847-2395. Old Hickory Lake Resource Manger's Office is located at 5 Power Plant Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

 

Old Hickory Master Plan, appendices available for review



Monday, February 8, 2016

The Master Plan and appendices are available here.

Old Hickory Lake Master Plan – January 13, 2016

Appendix A: Land Classification Plates

Appendix B: Park Plates  

Appendix C: Master Plan- Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

Appendix D: Comments and Responses

Appendix E: Old Hickory WMA- TWRA

 

Old Hickory Lake News

Nashville District celebrates Earth Day
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated members of the public today about clean power, sustainability, water quality and environmental stewardship.
Published: 4/23/2016
Corps evaluates STEM competition at Tennessee State University
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 7, 2016) – A group of technical experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District judged a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science Expo today and staffed an exhibit sponsored by the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub on the Tennessee State University campus at the Gentry Center.
Published: 4/7/2016
Corps general discusses dam safety issues at Old Hickory Dam with Nashville leaders
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2016) – During a visit to Nashville and Old Hickory Dam today, Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, commanding general of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division and regional Corps authority on Old Hickory Dam safety issues, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, Tennessee 5th District congressman, and members of their staffs met to discuss safety concerns local leaders have regarding the operation of a quarry adjacent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Old Hickory Dam.
Published: 3/29/2016
Commentary: Dam safety at Old Hickory Dam is Corps' priority
CINCINNATI - Dam Safety is a crucial mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and in particular, the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division – the Division I currently Command. I have heard the concerns from the public about the proposed quarry on non-federal property adjacent to Old Hickory Dam. I want to assure everyone that my Corps dam safety professionals have thoroughly evaluated the quarry’s proposal to ensure that Old Hickory Dam will not be harmed. I am neither for, nor against the quarry – I am only for the safety of Old Hickory and the safety of the public affected by Old Hickory.
Published: 3/28/2016
Corps of Engineers launches new water safety campaign ‘Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March, 3, 2016) — Every year thousands of people in the United States mourn the loss of loved ones who could have survived if they had been wearing a life jacket while spending time on or near our nation’s waters. To heighten awareness, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a national water safety campaign titled “Life Jackets Worn - Nobody Mourns.”
Published: 3/3/2016

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