Nashville Lake - Old Hickory Lake is the best!

Nashville Lake

For Nashville Real Estate – The only Nashville Lake that you can actually live on is Old Hickory Lake. There are several other lakes in the Middle Tennessee area, but only Old Hickory allows private residences and boat docks.

What makes this Nashville Lake so special?

Old Hickory Lake offers 440 miles of shoreline with 22,500 acres of water. Private residences can be found in several communities including Hendersonville, Gallatin, Lebanon and Mt. Juliet.

You’ll find many public boat ramps all around the lake. It’s actually a Tennessee Valley Authority dam…with controlled water levels, governed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From Old Hickory Lake, you can navigate all the way to the Gulf of Mexico by going through a series of locks over to the Mississippi River.

Old Hickory has hosted several major national and regional championship bass tournaments over the past few years. Hendersonville has a ‘fishing rodeo’ open to children ages 15 and under,  in which a fishing area is netted off and stocked with catfish. It’s a lot of fun for the whole family…with prizes for the winners.

What else does this Nashville lake offer for Nashville Real Estate?

You can bring your own boat and use one of the many public boat ramps…or rent a canoe, pontoon boat or jet skis. It’s a great way to explore the secluded coves or have a picnic. There are several day use fee areas at Cedar Creek, Laguardo and Old Hickory beach. Each offers sand volleyball, fishing, beaches, restrooms, picnic tables, grills and launching ramps. There are several marinas in the area to keep your boat if you don’t have your own dock.

Hendersonville has a children’s playground area, tennis courts and picnic shelters on the lake. Feed the ducks and enjoy the day.

This Nashville lake is fun for the whole family.

Private boat docks are getting harder to obtain…so it’s a good thing if you can find a lakefront home or lot that already has a dock or permit. Please call with any questions. We would love to hear from you and help you find your perfect lakefront home. 615-428-8500.  Or contact us here.  Our service area covers all communities around Nashville Real Estate…including Hendersonville, Gallatin, Brentwood and Franklin.

“Author:  Pam Rumley”