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Cordell Hull Lake, Carthage

#142 of 147 in Nature in Tennessee
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 12000acre.
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 259100acre feet at normal maximum pool, with a maximum flood storage of 310900acre feet.
Both are named for Cordell Hull, former United States Secretary of State.
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  • 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 pe...  more »
  • On a wonderful autumn day, we had a beautiful auto tour around the lake. Great wildlife viewing, great scenery. Thank you  more »
  • The main allure of Cordell Hull Lake is that it is quiet, relatively secluded, and beautiful. It cuts through scenic hill country. There are no private docks; only two marinas. Great fishing - especially for stripers near the dam.
  • Awsome place at the dam to catch bait fish

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