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NAT CALDWELL PARK, TN

Photo: NAT CALDWELL PARK
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Nat Caldwell Park, located on the shores of Old Hickory Lake, is just a short drive from Nashville, Tennessee. The park is an ideal place for a day of picnicking and boating with a convenient boat ramp for easy lake access and group picnic shelter for entertaining.

Natural Features:

Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir created by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam on the Cumberland River. The lake is named after former president Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee-native nicknamed "Old Hickory" for his tough and aggressive personality.

The lake features 440 miles of scenic shoreline, surrounded by wooded flatlands and plenty of access points.

Recreation:

Nat Caldwell is quieter than some of its neighboring picnic areas, making it a wonderful place to fish, view wildlife or simply get away from it all.

Facilities:

The group picnic shelter holds 50 guests and the parking area fits 45 vehicles. Facilities include flush toilets and a boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

Hikers can explore the 1.1-mile Old Hickory Lake Nature Trail with three loops that range in terrain: the Woodland Loop, Willow Swamp Loop and the Wildlife Loop.

The lake is also near The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark and plantation where former president, Andrew Jackson lived in the early 19th century.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing
  • Pit Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Parking is limited

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.34722, -86.51389
36°20'50"N, 86°30'50"W

Go north of Nashville, TN, on I-65; exit onto Vietnam Veterans Blvd East and follow until it rejoins Gallatin Road (Highway 31E), recreation area is 4 miles down on the left and right side of Gallatin Rd.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NAT CALDWELL PARK

GALLATIN TN 37066

Phone Number:

Information: (615)822-4846