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Boy Scout Troop 184 staying busy

The Herald Chronicle

Date: 3/31/2015 8:03:00 AM

This summer, Troop 184 members are looking forward to a week of camping fun at Old Hickory Lake near Lebanon. There’s always something exciting going on in Scouting. Those wishing to get involved may contact Holmes at 967-5572 or 212-4572. Troop 184

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Drakes Creek Marina plan has one more hurdle

The Tennessean

Date: 3/30/2015 1:38:00 PM

A Knoxville developer's plans to renovate Drakes Creek Marina and add a waterfront restaurant to Old Hickory Lake stayed afloat last week as Hendersonville leaders approved the project on first reading 12-1. Darby Campbell, president of Safe Harbor

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Bass Challenge fishing tournament to benefit Goodwill

The Tennessean

Date: 3/26/2015 2:35:00 PM

Bass Challenge fishing tournament to benefit Goodwill Cash prizes are on the line for anglers who hook up with a good cause at the Goodwill Industries Bass Challenge fishing tournament 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at Old Hickory Lake. Check out this story

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Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/26/2015

Water Resources Outlook for March 26

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Tennessee blooms with spring and summer adventures

Crossville Chronicle

Date: 3/20/2015 12:29:00 PM

As the sun sets, enjoy jazz, R&B, and blues music while floating along the Mississippi River. Travelers can see Old Hickory Lake near Nashville from pontoons with Cumberland River Cruises. Boating tour season is typically March through November and is

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• River: Cumberland River
• Length: 440 Miles
• Surface Area: 22,500 Acres
• Volume: 420,000 Acre Feet
Old Hickory Lake is a reservoir in north central Tennessee. It is formed by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, located on the Cumberland River approximately 25 miles upstream from Nashville. The city of Hendersonville is situated on the northern side of the lake, and Old Hickory, is located on the southern side of the lake. The dam and lake are named after President Andrew Jackson, who was nicknamed "Old Hickory." He also lived in the vicinity, at The Hermitage.

The lock, dam, powerhouse and lake are operated and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'. Construction started in January 1952, and the dam was completed in June 1954.

Rock Castle, the former historic home of Daniel Smith, is located along this lake in Drakes Creek. Smith is known for his contributions in settling Hendersonville, TN. Public accommodations include eight marinas, two Corps-operated campgrounds, and 41 boat access sites, as well as the Old Hickory Lake Arboretum.
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