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About Nat Caldwell Park

Nat Caldwell Park, located on the shores of Old Hickory Lake, is just a short drive from Nashville, Tennessee. The park is an ideal place for a day of picnicking and boating with a convenient boat ramp for easy lake access and group picnic shelter for entertaining. Natural Features: Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir created by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam on the Cumberland River. The lake is named after former president Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee-native nicknamed "Old Hickory" for his tough and aggressive personality. The lake features 440 miles of scenic shoreline, surrounded by wooded flatlands and plenty of access points. Recreation: Nat Caldwell is quieter than some of its neighboring picnic areas, making it a wonderful place to fish, view wildlife or simply get away from it all. Facilities: The group picnic shelter holds 50 guests and the parking area fits 45 vehicles. Facilities include flush toilets and a boat ramp. Nearby Attractions: Hikers can explore the 1.1-mile Old Hickory Lake Nature Trail with three loops that range in terrain: the Woodland Loop, Willow Swamp Loop and the Wildlife Loop. The lake is also near The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark and plantation where former president, Andrew Jackson lived in the early 19th century.

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Nat Caldwell Park is located in Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee
36.3472 N
-86.5139 W
Get Directions
Go north of Nashville, TN, on I-65; exit onto Vietnam Veterans Blvd East and followuntil it rejoins Gallatin Road (Highway 31E), recreation area is 4 miles down onthe left and right side of Gallatin Rd.
1 Review of Nat Caldwell Park
A park by any other name....

Nat Cardwell Park was not what I expected. It is a very small recreation area, no boat ramp, no facilities except a porta pot(it was clean)and a pavilion with nice size grill. With all the rain there is an abundance of drift wood and trash in the water and area. A lot of fisher folk and if I lived in the area I would probably visit the park on occasion, but it is not worth the drive when there are other more accommodating parks in the area.