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.
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.
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