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  • October

    Volunteers sow seeds of conservation on Gainesboro Tree Planting Day

    GAINESBORO, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2023) - In a remarkable display of community unity and environmental stewardship, volunteers sowed the seeds of conservation on Gainesboro Tree Planting Day Oct. 20 at a six-acre plot of public land near the shoreline of Cordell Hull Lake.
  • Communities celebrate Cordell Hull Dam’s 50th Anniversary

    ELMWOOD, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2023) – Local communities, residents and officials celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Cordell Hull Dam Oct. 7 by paying tribute to residents that were displaced, featuring historical aspects of the dam’s construction, and noting the benefits that were realized for future generations when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers impounded the lake.
  • August

    Volunteers lauded for work on Bear Wheels Mountain Bike Trail

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (Aug 29, 2023) – Volunteers from the Upper Cumberland Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association recently partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Cordell Hull Lake to host a trail maintenance day at Defeated Creek Park on the Bear Wheels Mountain Bike Trail.
  • June

    Park rangers respond to drownings by promoting water safety

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 29, 2023) – Park rangers in Tennessee and Kentucky are stepping up efforts to promote water safety in lieu of 10 tragic drownings already this recreation season at Corps lakes in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • May

    It’s Recreation Season and Park Ranger Ashley Webster is here to help

    CARTHAGE, Tenn. (May 5, 2023)— As the recreation season warms up, attracting more of the public to Corps lakes and recreation areas, Nashville District park rangers like Cordell Hull Lake Park Ranger Ashley Webster stay ready to serve the community by providing on-site assistance and customer care to visitors as they hit Corps Lakes across Middle Tennessee for some sun, fun, and fishing.
  • March

    Communities spanning two counties dedicate Periwinkle Trail

    GRANVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2023) - The communities of Smith County, Jackson County and the “Friends of Cordell Hull Lake” dedicated Periwinkle Trail March 25, 2023, at the Indian Creek Archery Range trailhead. The newly constructed trail provides hikers a new path to experience the outdoors and creates a bond between the two counties.
  • May

    It’s finally here! Nashville District kicks off 2022 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – The Nashville District officially kicks off the recreation season Memorial Day weekend. Visitors to the district’s recreation areas will notice a few changes, updates, and attractions enhancing the recreation experience.
  • March

    Cash is no longer king at Nashville District lakes

    Across the nation, COVID – 19 is changing the way businesses interact with consumers. As an effort to reduce contact between people, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed in March 2020, mandates a move toward cashless payment systems. Visitors to the eight lakes within the Nashville District will see these changes implemented at the beginning of the 2022 recreation season. 
  • January

    Webster named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2021

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2022) – A park ranger is being lauded for coordinating an important project to publicize and feature Center Hill Dam in a National Inventory of Dams video titled “Exploring Our Nation’s Dams.”
  • May

    Water Management assesses water quality in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2021) – The Water Quality Team, a component of the Water Management Section within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, routinely collects water quality information at the 10 reservoir projects in the Cumberland River Basin.
  • December

    Video highlights water management in Cumberland River Basin

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2020) – The public is invited to watch a newly released video that highlights how water is managed in the Cumberland River Basin in support of flood risk management, commercial navigation, hydropower production, water supply, environmental stewardship, and recreational opportunities.
  • June

    Nashville District beaches, picnic shelters in Tennessee reopening June 12

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening recreation facilities following COVID-19 closures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening additional Corps-managed day use recreation areas and amenities on June 12, 2020.
  • May

    Wildwood Resort and Marina achieves 'Clean Marina' status

    GRANVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2020) – Wildwood Resort & Marina at Cordell Hull Lake raised the “Clean Marina” flag today during a dedication ceremony recognizing the marina’s voluntary efforts to reduce water pollution and erosion in the Cumberland River watershed, and for promoting environmentally responsible marina and boating practices.
  • Rent abatement gives marina operators collective sigh of relief

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 20, 2020) – Rent abatement at all leased recreation facilities in the Cumberland River Basin will potentially allow marinas to retain an estimated $750,000 to help stay afloat as revenues decline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Nashville District opening campgrounds, recreation areas in June

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Tennessee June 1, 2020.
  • Nashville District extends campgrounds closure through end of May

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and Tennessee through at least May 31 in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • March

    Protecting recreating public, government personnel driving force behind closures due to COVID-19

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2020) -- As America confronts the challenges of COVID-19, protecting the health and safety of the recreating public, volunteers and our government personnel is our highest priority. To further protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds will remain closed or immediately begin an orderly shutdown.
  • Nashville District provides update for 2020 recreation season

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2020) – In the interest of public safety, and in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is taking the following precautionary measures to assist public health efforts  to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • January

    Commander recognizes life saver at Cordell Hull Lake

    GRANVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2020) – The Army commander charged with managing public lands and waters at Cordell Hull Lake recognized the owner of Wildwood Resort and Marina today for rescuing a person in distress at the boat ramp Aug. 5, 2019.
  • Park Rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2020) – Avid boaters and outdoors enthusiasts stopped in at the Nashville Boat Show at the Music City Center in hopes of checking off their list of preseason to-dos, and preparing for the start of the fishing season with a little help from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers.