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Old Hickory Lake

Photo of Old Hickory Lake by Vickie Porter FurmanikWelcome to Old Hickory Lake

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.

Old Hickory Lake Announcements

Old Hickory Lake 2020 Shoreline Management Plan approved

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division in Cincinnati, Ohio, has approved the Old Hickory Lake Shoreline Management Plan, effective November 2020, which finalizes the review process. The reviewed and amended plan includes input collected from public meetings in October 2019, as well as from letters received at the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager’s Office since the previous plan’s approval in 2014.  Click here to read the entire news release.

 

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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Old Hickory Master Plan Finalized

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District at Old Hickory Lake is releasing its updated Master Plan.  The 2016 Master Plan and associated EA and signed FONSI is posted below.

For any questions pertaining to the 2016 Master Plan, please call the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager’s Office at (615)822-4846 or (615)847-2395. Old Hickory Lake Resource Manger's Office is located at 5 Power Plant Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Old Hickory Master Plan, appendices available for review

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Master Plan and appendices are available here.

Old Hickory Lake Master Plan – January 13, 2016

Appendix A: Land Classification Plates

Appendix B: Park Plates  

Appendix C: Master Plan- Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

Appendix D: Comments and Responses

Appendix E: Old Hickory WMA- TWRA

Old Hickory Master Plan, appendices available for review

 

Old Hickory Lake News

Old Hickory Lake shoreline project addresses erosion nearby slave cemetery
7/23/2021
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (July 23, 2021) – Maintenance personnel onboard the Motor Vessel Iroquois removed vegetation and stabilized a section of shoreline on Old Hickory Lake this week to address...
Sahl becomes 67th commander of Nashville District
7/1/2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2021) – Lt. Col. Joe M. Sahl took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard...
Nashville District dams saved $1.8 billion in March flooding
6/15/2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2021) – The 10 dams operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Cumberland River Basin prevented an estimated $1.8 billion of flood damages during the late March flood event...
Officials dedicate paved exercise trail at Rockland Recreation Area
5/28/2021
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (May 28, 2021) – Officials dedicated a .2-mile paved exercise trail May 25, 2021 at Rockland Recreation Area on the shoreline of Old Hickory Lake...
Ash named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2021
5/14/2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2021) – Zona Ash, office administrator at the Old Hickory Resource Manager’s Office in Hendersonville, Tennessee, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District...

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