Looking for a place to swim on a hot summer day? Look no further than Lock 3 park – Old Hickory lake access area off Walton ferry road. As far as I know it’s the only “beach” in Hendersonville to swim at. It seems to be lightly used and along with the swim area it has a nice “no frills” boat launch with good fishing close by. As you turn onto lock 3 road it’s like going back in time as your going thru a canopy of old trees and to the right some old original cabins and a farm. Then when you emerge your at the park.
Many parents of young children like to go there for a few hours of swimming fun. There is also a few picnic tables and grills for cooking. The boat launch never seems to be crowded and you are located on a great part of the lake. One thing to keep in mind is although the swim area is roped off with plastic floating buoys there is no netting on them so…. it is possible some of the critters from the lake may swim by you 🙂
One negative is as with most parks in Hendersonville there are an abundance of geese that frequent them and the associated mess that they leave after they visit. You and your children need to be really careful where you walk!… but it is after all a nature park.
Get out there and have some summer fun!