The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District park rangers at Cordell Hull Lake are hosting the first annual “Touch a Truck Day” at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 to coincide with “National Get Outdoors Day.”

The free community event promotes safety and services offered in the surrounding communities. Overall, it’s a career day on wheels for kids and their families! 

Some agencies and businesses participating include North Central Fire Department, Smith County Emergency Management Services, Tennessee State Parks, and Tennessee Kayak and Outdoor Company, to name a few.

The event is located at Cordell Hull Lake’s Natural Resource Management Office located at 71 Corps Lane in Carthage, Tenn., in the lower field on the left past the office. Parking for vehicles not part of the event will be available at the Natural Resource Management Office’s front and back parking lots and across the street at the Cordell Hull Dam Site Recreation Area on the right.

In the case of inclement weather, information on the event status will be updated on Cordell Hull Lake’s Facebook page.

Businesses and agencies interested in participating in the “Touch a Truck Day” event are asked to contact Park Ranger Ashley Webster in the Cordell Hull Lake Resource Manager’s Office at 615-735-1034.

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 The public can also follow Cordell Hull Lake on Facebook at