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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 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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Old Hickory Lake News

Division leadership program emphasizes ‘thinking regionally’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2015) – “Thinking regionally” and understanding organizational structures, missions and leadership perspectives is why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division’s Regional Leadership Development Program sent its participants to the Nashville District in Music City this week.
Published: 2/26/2015
Corps gets batty over endangered species
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center hosted a bat conference Jan. 28-29 at the Nashville District Headquarters for Corps districts and other federal agencies to discuss bat endangered species.
Published: 2/4/2015
Nashville District commends graduates of the Leadership Development Program
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2015) – Leadership can be described in many ways. In today’s changing interactive social culture it can be described as… “a process of social influence in which one can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a fundamental task.”
Published: 1/27/2015
Boaters can navigate to Corps of Engineers booth for lake info
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Boating enthusiasts attending the 29th annual Nashville Boat & Sportshow at Music City Center are encouraged to navigate to the Corps of Engineers booth to get important information about local lakes before embarking on the water this recreation season.
Published: 1/9/2015
Be prepared to fall into freezing water
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 6, 2015) – Falling into cold water when visiting a local waterway or lake during the winter can be deadly, so it’s important to be prepared and know what to do to survive.
Published: 1/6/2015