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NR 23-42: Rockland Recreation Area closed due to damage from tornado

Nashville District
Published Dec. 11, 2023
Updated: Dec. 11, 2023
Outdoor pavilion with damage to it, and downed trees around it.

Rockland Recreation Area closed due to damage from tornado

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that the Rockland Recreation Area at Old Hickory Lake is closed until further notice due to damage sustained from the tornado on Saturday night.

“Rockland Recreation Area sustained substantial damage from the tornado on Saturday, December 9,” said Dylon Anderson, natural resource manager, Old Hickory Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The entire area will be closed to the public until further notice.”

There was damage to other Corps of Engineer’s facilities in the area. Power and phones are out at the Old Hickory Lake Visitor Center, but hydropower operations and navigation lock operations are unaffected. A temporary phone number for the public is (615) 475-7161. Please leave a message.

For additional information, please contact the Old Hickory Lake Resource Management Office at 615-822-4846 (temporarily out of service), and follow Old Hickory Lake on Facebook at The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at Follow us on LinkedIn for the latest Nashville District employment and contracting opportunities at

Lee Roberts

Release no. 23-039

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