Old Hickory Lake is a reservoir in north central Tennessee. It is formed by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, located on the Cumberland River in Sumner and Davidson Counties. The dam and lake are named after President Andrew Jackson (nicknamed "Old Hickory"), who lived in the vicinity, at The Hermitage. Historic Rock Castle, former home of Daniel Smith, who is known for his contributions in settling Hendersonville, TN, is located along this lake. The cities of Hendersonville and Gallatin are situated on the northern shoreline of the lake.
The lock, dam, powerhouse and lake are operated and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, boating, and water skiing.