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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

Survey Crew on Project

Cordell Hull Lake will have a USACE survey crew on the project from February 2-28.  They will be in a government issued white Ram truck with a camper top.

The crew will be in the following areas:

  • Smiths Bend
  • Gainesboro including the previous area known as Cumberland Bend Golf Course
  • Sullivans Bend
  • Granville Community Center

Boundary Line Remarking - January 2022

A boundary line crew is targeted to start work early to mid January at Cordell Hull Lake.

They are remarking boundary line, from Cordell Hull Dam to Smith’s Bend.  Approximately 50 miles will be marked and signed.  Areas included are Defeated Creek, McClures Bend, and Brooks Bend.

Crew will be identifiable by their vehicle and a company shirt both stating “Envirosmart”.  If you have any questions you may contact the Resource Manager’s Office at 615-735-1034.


Cordell Hull Lake News

Poem chronicles magnificence of historic Cumberland River voyage
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2022) – A poem inscribed in a trip logbook five years ago has newfound attention for how it chronicles the magnificence of the Cumberland River...
Actions to avert power outage generates recognition for senior operator
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 29, 2022) – The senior operator at Cordell Hull Dam Powerplant is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for May 2022 for actions taken to avert power outages in several...
Storage reservoirs reliable source of water supply
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2022) – The system of dams and reservoirs in the Cumberland River Basin provide flood risk reduction, hydropower generation, navigation channels, and recreation benefits. It...
Delnora asks music fans to wear life jackets at Corps Lakes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – In a public service announcement featuring her new song “Thankful,” singer and songwriter Delnora Reed is encouraging music fans to wear a life jacket when recreating...
Planning for possibility of falling in cold water a life saver
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2021) – While no one plans on falling into cold water when visiting a Corps lake, planning for the possibility could be a life saver!...