Camping at Old Hickory Lake
Camping is allowed in designated camping areas only. Corps of Engineers designated camping areas on Old Hickory are: Cages Bend and Cedar Creek Campgrounds.
You can enjoy nationwide one-stop shopping for reservations at selected Federal recreation facilities, including facilities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other Federal Facilities. Advanced campsite reservations are recommended and can be made by calling toll free at
1-877-444-6777 or electronically on “the web” at www.Recreation.gov.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Old Hickory Lake charges fees at designated camping and day use areas. Current Golden Age/Access passport holders or individuals possessing the new America the Beautiful (ATB) Interagency Senior or Access Pass will receive a 50 percent discount on these fees.
Camping Season Dates
The camping season dates range from Mid-April to Mid-October.
Cages Bend Campground is located on Old Hickory Lake near Hendersonville/Gallatin and Metropolitan Nashville. The campground offers 43 sites with electric and water hook-ups. Additional amenities include hot showers, a dump station, a boat launch, and laundry facilities.
Cedar Creek Campground is located on Old Hickory Lake just outside of Metropolitan Nashville, TN, and near The Hermitage, which is the historical home of President Andrew Jackson. The campground offers 59 sites with electric and water hook-ups. Additional amenities include hot showers, dump station, laundry facilities, picnic shelter, a playground, and boat launch.