Visitor Center- Old Hickory Lake
A trip to the Old Hickory Lake Visitor Center is an excellent way to learn more about the history, navigational facilities, management programs, and recreational facilities of Old Hickory Lake. The visitor center is located in Rockland Recreation Area, Hendersonville, Tenn. A display, narrated by country music star Ferlin Husky, depicts the history and development of the Cumberland River and Old Hickory Lake. Another display features memorabilia of the old navigation locks used on the Cumberland before the advent of the modern multipurpose dams. Other interactive exhibits provide information about water safety and Corps natural resources management programs. There are also displays interpreting water resources development in the Cumberland River Basin and the history and mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Camp
The FOP Camp located in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. on Old Hickory Lake is a community service project of the Andrew Jackson Lodge. Police officers volunteer at least one week during the summer to mentor and chaperone approximately 300 underprivileged children at the camp. The camp currently operates six camps during the summer, which gives the campers one week of sports, swimming, and good food in a safe environment. The camp also gives the children a chance to see that police officers are real people too. The friendships and trust that are built between the officers and the youth can last a lifetime.
Camp Boxwell is operated by the Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America. It is located on the shores of Old Hickory Lake in Wilson County Tennessee. The reservation includes 1,182 acres of rolling hills with lots of good camping sites and hiking trails. Boxwell is filled with wildlife including deer, turkey and geese. The surrounding waters are excellent for swimming, canoeing, fishing, and other aquatic activities. Boxwell Reservation is a nationally accredited camp with an "A" rating. Recently renovated, it is one of the premier camps in the Southern Region.