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ROCKLAND RECREATION AREA, TN

part ofOld Hickory Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: ROCKLAND RECREATION AREA
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Rockland Recreation Area is located on the shore of Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Old Hickory Lake was created by the Army Corps of Engineers on the Cumberland River. The lake is named after former president Andrew Jackson, nicknamed for his tough and aggressive personality.

Natural Features:

Set in a moderately wooded area, Rockland Recreation Area is host to numerous wetland species that occupy the wooded areas along the nature trails within the area. Migratory birds visit the area during the winter months as well as year-round forest birds.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy a vast array of recreational opportunities at Old Hickory including waterskiing, fishing, boating, swimming and hiking. The area provides excellent fishing for several species including bass, crappie, walleye, sauger and catfish. There are boat ramps located at Black Jack Cove, Creekwood Marina, Drakes Creek Marina and Shady Cove Marina.

Facilities:

Rockland Recreation Area contains five group shelters and one gazebo. All shelters are covered and readily equipped with tables and grills. Many of the visitors to the shelters find the ease of bank fishing popular within the Rockland Recreation Area.

Nearby Attractions:

Nashville, Tennessee, is located within a 20 to 25 minutes’ drive from Rockland Recreation Area. The Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office and Visitor Center are located directly within the Rockland Recreation Area. A trip to the Visitor Center is an excellent way to learn more about the history, navigational facilities and other programs at Old Hickory Lake. There are numerous stores with amenities within the Old Hickory Lake area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Archery
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cooking Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Electricity
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Playground
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Boat Dock
  • Auto Repair Shop
  • Bank
  • Boat Rentals
  • Marina
  • Motel
Know Before You Go
Please note that if you are renting Shelter 2A, you will need to come by the Resource Manager's Office located within the park at 5 Power Plant Road in Hendersonville, TN, to pick up the key used to access the kitchen unit. The key is only available for pick up between the times of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.29861, -86.65139
36°17'55"N, 86°39'5"W

North of Nashville, TN, on I-65 exit onto Vietnam Veterans Blvd E, take exit 3 toward Hendersonville. Turn right onto Rockland Road then right on Power Plant Road. Follow signs into Rockland Recreation Area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ROCKLAND RECREATION AREA
5 Power Plant Road
Hendersonville  TN  37075

Phone Number:

Information:  (615)822-4846
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