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Cordell Hull Lake, Carthage

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Cordell Hull Lake is a lake in the Cumberland River in north-central Tennessee, about forty miles east of Nashville, in the vicinity of Carthage. It covers approximately 12,000 acres (49 km2).

Cordell Hull Dam, on the Cumberland River, was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers between May 1963 and November 1973 for navigation, hydroelectric power generation and recreation. The dam is a concrete and earthen gravity structure, 87 feet high (above streambed), with a generator capacity of 100 megawatts. It impounds 259,100 acre-feet (0.3196 km3) at normal maximum pool, with a maximum flood storage of 310,900 acre-feet (0.3835 km3).

Both are named for Cordell Hull, former United States Secretary of State.
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  • Cordell Hull Lake is a beautiful, peaceful lake that offers lots of access to the water for fishing and boating. You can visit horse trails and overlooks. Salt Lick Campground and Defeated Creek... 
    Cordell Hull Lake is a beautiful, peaceful lake that offers lots of access to the water for fishing and boating. You can visit horse trails and overlooks. Salt Lick Campground and Defeated Creek...  more »
  • Camping at the Defeated Creek campground was awesome. Such great campsites. The first loop has some sites on the water that are so spread out it feels pretty private. The marina is smallish but the.....  more
    Camping at the Defeated Creek campground was awesome. Such great campsites. The first loop has some sites on the water that are so spread out it feels pretty private. The marina is smallish but the.....  more »
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  • Great place to fish
  • My fishing hole!!!! If your looking to catch some big fish.....

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