Meandering gently along the northern edge of Nashville the Cumberland River blooms dramatically at Old Hickory Dam into Old Hickory Lake. Fairvue Plantation lies along 4.5 miles of its shoreline. The lake is a year-round haven for boaters, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts.
Managed under the careful stewardship of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Old Hickory Lake is a unique preserve for both fish and waterfowl. In fact, Fairvue Plantation residents share the Lake with egrets, herons, geese and several species of ducks.
Studies show that Old Hickory Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in Tennessee. View the article here: http://www.orn.usace.army.mil/op/old/rec/local_news.htm
Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities to choose from including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking, boating, and water skiing. The numerous species of wildlife here make nature study and photography additional exciting pastimes.
Around Fairvue Plantation and throughout the lake you will find a variety of boaters including houseboats, cruisers, pontoons, wakeboard boats, bass boats, jet skiis and more. Gallatin Marina is just around the corner to house any type of boat.
From Fairvue Plantation, you can boat to anywhere in the world. The lake has a lock which takes you out to the Cumberland River straight into downtown Nashville. Boating to downtown or a Titans game can be an exciting adventure. If you desire, you can continue on all the way to the Gulf.
Old Hickory Lake is host to several pro bass tournaments throughout the year. From your back door you may see any one of the top name bass boats. Huge Stripers and great crappie fishing are also available at Old Hickory Lake. The world record Walleye was caught there in 1960.
Fairvue Plantation runs along the shore of the cove which hosts the Old Hickory Lake Ski club. The cove is set up with a slalom course and ski course boundary buoys. You will find wake boarders all over the lake including a few tournaments and skiing events.
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