The Old Hickory Watershed is approximately 988 square miles and has an estimated population of 210,000 people. Use the map below to find out if you live in the watershed or to simply explore! The area within the purple boundary is within the watershed.
Water Quality in the Old Hickory Watershed
There are 1,089 miles of streams and rivers in the Old Hickory Watershed. Within the watershed, the State of Tennessee reports that 122 miles are impaired. The most common impairments are bacteria, loss of streamside vegetation, and sediment. The most common sources of impairment are agriculture and urban stormwater runoff.
Looking for Adventure? Old Hickory’s Got You Covered!
- Bledsoe Creek State Park
- Gallatin Steam Plant Wildlife Management Area
- Lock 5 Refuge
- Old Hickory Wildlife Management Area
- Rockland Recreation Area
- Sellars Farm State Historic Area
- Taylor Hollow State Natural Area
Learn More about the Old Hickory Watershed
- TDEC – Old Hickory Watershed Website
- TDEC – Water Pollution Control Interactive Map
- TDEC – 303d Reports on Impaired TN Waters
- EPA’s Surf Your Watershed Site: Old Hickory
- Obtain NatureServe species data for this watershed (including rare and endangered species)
Page produced in collaboration with
The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee