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part ofOld Hickory Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Oct 12 2015   Season Dates


Cedar Creek Campground on Old Hickory Lake in north-central Tennessee, offers 59 campsites and limitless options for activities like boating, hiking, fishing and relaxing on the swim beach.

The lake is named after the 7th U.S. President, Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee-native who earned the nickname "Old Hickory," because of his tough, aggressive personality.

Natural Features:

Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir, primarily fed by the waters of the Cumberland River. The lake is surrounded by shady wooded areas and grassy flatlands, and offers an impressive 440 miles of scenic shoreline.


Sailing, swimming and fishing are popular activities for visitors interested in water sports, while birders and wildlife viewers will delight in the abundance of migratory songbirds, waterfowl and white-tailed deer. Wild turkeys and rabbits also frequent the area.


Modern amenities such as laundry facilities and hot showers are available, for a more comfortable camping experience. Sites also come with water and electric hookups for added convenience.

Families will enjoy the playground, and visitors looking to entertain will find the group picnic shelter, which accommodates up to 50 guests, to be a be an excellent gathering spot. Parking, however, is not guaranteed.

Nearby Attractions:

Cedar Creek is just beyond the Nashville metropolitan area. Head to the "Music City" to tour the Country Music Hall of Fame or explore former President, Andrew Jackson's early 19th century home, "The Hermitage," a National Historic Landmark.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Washer & Dryer
Know Before You Go
  • Group shelter is for day-use only
  • There is a $4/vehicle fee for day-use facilities; parking is limited
  • Parking spaces may not be reserved
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.27861, -86.50861
36°16'43"N, 86°30'31"W

East of Nashville, TN on I-40 exit onto Old Hickory Blvd N, turn right on Lebanon Rd, then left onto Andrew Jackson Parkway till 1st red light, continue straight on Saundersville Rd for 10 miles, and follow signs into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MT. JULIET  TN  37122-3467

Phone Number:

Information:  (615)754-4947
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