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

Music City mayor notes fascination of Old Hickory Dam in operation
3/20/2019
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (Mar. 15, 2019) – The mayor of Music City visited Old HickoryDam today to see the power plant, navigation lock, and water releases, and noted how fascinating it is to see it in...
Keenum named Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019
3/13/2019 UPDATED
NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 11, 2019.) – Daniel Keenum, a Lock and Dam operator at the Wilson Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for January 2019. ...
Regulatory Branch sets pace with first quarterly Nashville Fitness award
1/24/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2019) – Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Nashville District employees by earned top...
Gore named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2018
1/11/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – William Gore, a Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Trainee, at the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office is the Nashville District Employee of the Month...
Park rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show
1/11/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) – Boaters and their families are invited to navigate to booth 404 at the Nashville Boat Show in Music City Center to meet with park rangers who are familiar with Corps...

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