US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

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71 Corps Lane Carthage, TN 37030
615-735-1034
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
cordellhulllake@usace.army.mil

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Cordell Hull Lake

Cordell Hull Lock and Dam Project, Carthage, Tenn.Welcome to Cordell Hull Lake

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Cordell Hull Lake.  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 from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, hiking, horseback riding and other numerous ways to enjoy nature.  

Cordell Hull Lake belongs to you, so keep it clean and attractive for future generations.  Enjoy your visit by staying safe on the water and in the recreation areas. Remember to always wear your life jacket whether you are on or around water.

Cordell Hull Lake Announcements

8th Annual Defeated Creek Youth Deer Hunt

 

 Carthage, TN - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), will be hosting the 8th Annual Defeated Creek Youth Deer Management Hunt at the Defeated Creek and Tailwater Recreation Areas on December 1st and 2nd 2018.  The hunt will commence Saturday morning and conclude Sunday at noon. This year’s hunt is planned to accommodate 10 permitted hunters and 2 alternates with the goal of improved management of the deer populations within these areas.  There will be 5 rifle permits granted along with 3 archery permits at Defeated Creek Recreation Area and 2 archery permits for the Tailwater Recreation Area.  Hunters must be between the ages of 10 and 16 to apply for the hunt and must have completed a TWRA approved hunter safety education class.  Youths must be accompanied by a mentor 21 or older who must also be hunter safety certified unless born on or before January 1, 1969.   Applications are available at the Cordell Hull Lake Resource Manager’s office located at 71 Corps Lane Carthage, TN 37030.  Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday October 26th, 2016.   For additional information, please contact the Cordell Hull Lake Resource Manager’s Office at: 615-735-1034.

 

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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Cordell Hull Lake News

Korthals named Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2019
3/28/2019 UPDATED
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 26, 2019) – Kate Korthals, engineering and computer aided drafting technician in the Soils and Dam Safety Branch in the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army...
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. ...
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...
Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show
1/11/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps...