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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
Friday, September 28, 2018

 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
Monday, March 06, 2017

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

Division Park Ranger Advisory Board holds regional workshop
WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (Dec. 3, 2018) – The Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Park Ranger Community of Practice Advisory Board held its second biennial workshop here at Caesar Creek Lake Nov. 6-8, 2018, building on overwhelmingly positive feedback received from a similar meeting held in 2016.
Published: 12/3/2018
Corps team navigates Cumberland River to celebrate Districts’ 130th Anniversary
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2018) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees, family members and retirees participated in a canoe, kayak, and boat voyage down the Cumberland River in celebration of the district’s 130th Anniversary.
Published: 10/16/2018
New Junior Rangers pledge to explore nature at Cordell Hull Lake
CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Aug. 24, 2018) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District officials held a graduation ceremony for 30 Summer Junior Ranger Program participants at Cordell Hull Lake July 30, 2018. The graduates pledged to explore federal lands, share their knowledge, and work to protect shared natural resources.
Published: 8/24/2018
Nashville District celebrates its history, commits to future workforce readiness
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District celebrated its storied history and significant milestones of service to the region today at the 130th Anniversary Ball. Officials also committed to future workforce readiness, praising the past and present commitment of its employees, the organization’s greatest resource.
Published: 8/18/2018
Corps employees take the helm to improve motor boating skills
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June, 23, 2018 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees attended a four-day Motorboat Operator’s Course and water safety refresher class participants came from Cordell Hull, Center Hill, Old Hickory, Cheatham, Lake Cumberland, Laurel, and J. Percy lakes at the J. Percy Lake shop conference room.
Published: 6/25/2018

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