We are cruising up the Cumberland River from Nashville heading to Wildwood. Is there anything we should know?
There are couple things to keep in mind. You’ll require a lock through the Cordell Hull Lock and Dam, please note that an advance reservation is required. Call the Cordell Hull Lock Dockmaster at (615) 735-1040 to schedule. The minimum approach depth is 15′ and the minimum channel depth is 40′. You can reach us via VHF Ch 16. Give us a call via VHF or (931) 653-4360 and let us know you are on the way so we can have someone ready to assist you. Our dock is full service with gas, diesel, pump-out, water and wifi. Hopefully, you can stay a night or two with us. Check-in at the ship store to arrange for overnight docking.
Rental boat cancellations due to bad weather are at the discretion of the safety team and the dock manager. If the weather is not suitable for rental the customer will not be charged and is encouraged to make a future reservation.
If the customer cancels a reservation within 24 hours due to their perception of the weather forecast and without being notified by Wildwood, they will be charged a $150 cancellation fee though this can be applied to a future rental within the same calendar year.
All other (non-weather) Cancellations: To avoid a cancellation fee the customer must provide a 72-hour notice.
Yes and No. There is no fee to use the ramp, but there is a small fee to use the 32 boat parking spaces. If you are a guest of Wildwood, this fee is included with your stay. If you aren’t an overnight guest and want to park your boat trailer, please visit the concierge desk and purchase either a $5 sticker good for the day or purchase a yearly pass for $50.
Our boats have a weight limit of 1820 lbs, which includes passengers, coolers, equipment etc. On average 10-12 people will work on both our Sweetwater and Misty Harbor boats. The age or size of the person on the boat doesn’t affect the number of people who can be on the boat. We provide all the adult life vests though we don’t have any for children under 50lbs. If you have a child under 50lbs, you must provide your own.
If you are renting one of our pontoons with a 150HP motor, at 3/4 throttle it will take about 30 minutes, but count on an hour…. because you’ll have to stop to photograph an eagle or jump in the water in one of the coves to cool off. It’s easy to get there, but we have maps of the river/lake with channel markers that we’ll give you when you head out.
Sure do. This section of the Cumberland River/Cordell Hull Lake is filled with great catches. The Walmart in Carthage is easiest stop on your way in if you want to pick up a 1-3 day license. You can also purchase and print them online via https://license.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx
Who could say no to that? They just love the wind in their nose. There is a $75 non-refundable charge per four-legged family member (2 max), however, pets are only permitted on our Sweetwater Tritoons and not the Misty Harbor. When you call to make a reservation, just ask for a pet-friendly boat.