US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Center Hill Lake

Center Hill Lake

Welcome to Center Hill Lake

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Center Hill Lake.  The lake provides varied outdoor recreation 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 fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking, and many others.  Center Hill belongs to you.  Treat our lake and surrounding area with respect by keeping it clean and attractive.  Enjoy yourself, have a safe visit, and come again.  The Center Hill Lake Information Center located at the Resource Manager’s Office offers the visitor a pictorial history of the construction of the dam and a wildlife exhibit featuring many of the birds and animals which are found in the area.

Center Hill Lake Announcements

Nashville District announces new firewood policy

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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Open house tours cancelled for foreseeable future

Due to the replacement of the generators inside Center Hill Dam, all Open House tours are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Please check this website or our Facebook page periodically for updates of when the tours will commence. 

Center Hill Lake News

Music City mayor notes fascination of Old Hickory Dam in operation
3/20/2019
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Mar. 15, 2019) – The mayor of Music City visited Old HickoryDam today to see the power plant, navigation lock, and water releases, and noted how fascinating it is to see it in...
Keenum named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019
3/13/2019 UPDATED
NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 11, 2019.) – Daniel Keenum, a Lock and Dam operator at the Wilson Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019. ...
Regulatory Branch sets pace with first quarterly Nashville Fitness award
1/24/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2019) – Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Nashville District employees by earned top...
Center Hill Lake Rangers urge visitors to ‘Keep your wheels on the street, use your feet’
1/16/2019
LANCASTER, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Center Hill Lake Park Rangers urge the public to “Keep your wheels on the street, use your feet” when visiting the lake’s recreation areas, boat ramps, campgrounds...
Gore named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018
1/11/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – William Gore, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Trainee, at the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee of the Month...

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