Old Hickory Lake | Nashville Waterfront

Old Hickory Lake

Old Hickory Lake in Middle Tennessee is the third body of water in our Nashville Waterfront blog series. It is a popular lake for a number of recreational uses including boating, fishing, camping, hunting, trail use and even archery! This time of the year, it is a hot destination for those looking to enjoy some fun (and relief from the water!) in the sun.

The lake is a reservoir to the Old Hickory Dam, which was built in 1952 and became operational in 1957. In total, the lake is 22,500 acres of water with an elevation of 445 feet above sea level. The lake boasts 440 miles of shoreline, with its southern shoreline home to Old Hickory, Tenn. and its northern Hendersonville. It is located on the Cumberland River, 25.2 miles upstream, northeast, from Nashville.

A fun fact about Old Hickory Lake is the history behind its name; it was named after President Andrew Jackson, a Nashvillian who lived at The Hermitage who was nicknamed ‘Old Hickory.’

In total, Old Hickory Lake is home to eight marinas, two campgrounds, 41 boat access sites, nine fishing docks and lots of wonderful real estate! There are homes that have private docks, those that have access to public docks and more.

Old Hickory Lake Waterfront Real Estate

101 Cherry Branch Lane
Old Hickory, TN 37138


Beds: 4

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Totally renovated gated estate with panoramic views of Old Hickory Lake. Elegant dining room. Cook’s kit, Master with FP,  office,  observation room & deck. Indoor pool & entertainment room with hot tub, sauna & billiard room. Den with mahogany paneling & coffered ceiling. For more information about this Old Hickory lakefront home, please click here.

231 Green harbor Road #27
Old Hickory, TN 37138


Beds: 5

Baths: 3 full, 2 half

Lake front home with stunning views of Old Hickory Lake! Amenities galore in gated resort comm! Open floor paln, new windows (09) . In-law quarters has 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, patio, W/D hookup. 23×13 workshop. Community dock-slip #25 available for purchase. For more information about this Old Hickory lakefront home, please click here.

315 Queens Drive
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122


Beds: 3

Baths: 4

Exceptional all brick home with covered boat dock, completely updated, open airy floor plan, hardwood/tile, in-law/teen quaters, fireplace, screened porch, hot tub, outstanding Old Hickory Lake View, built-in bookshelves, 2 kitchens, tons of storage and room to grow. For more information about this Old Hickory lakefront home, please click here.

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