US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

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

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

Corps employees learn to operate heavy equipment
8/6/2019
CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Operations Division personnel attended a three-day class learning how to operate and maneuver various types of heavy...
Avichal becomes 66th commander of Nashville District
6/28/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2019) – Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District today during a change of command ceremony at the Tennessee National...
Commentary: Nashville District hosts teacher externship
6/26/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2019) – For the past decade, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has been consistently stepping up its STEM initiatives in our area schools. From tours of...
International team visits Tennessee for water development initiative
6/17/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 17, 2019) – An international team from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam visited the Tennessee and Cumberland River Systems last week at the invitation of the United...
Agreement kicks off Gallatin flood risk reduction project
6/14/2019
GALLATIN, Tenn. (June 14, 2019) – A signing ceremony today at Triple Creek Park officially kicked off the design and implementation phase for a flood risk reduction project to help alleviate flooding...

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