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Cheatham Lake

Cheatham Dam, Ashland City, Tenn.Welcome to Cheatham Lake 

The Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Cheatham Lake.  The lake provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.  Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, visitors have numerous activities from which to choose, including: fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, canoeing, hiking,  and others.

Cheatham Lake belongs to you, so keep it clean and attractive.  Enjoy your visit by staying safe on the water and in the recreation areas.

For a statistical snapshot, visit our Lake's Value to the Nation website.

Cheatham Lake Announcements

Nashville District announces new firewood policy
Monday, March 06, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin. 

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Cheatham Lake News

Phillips named Nashville District Employee of the Month for July 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Jason Phillips, a project engineer assigned to the Eastern Tennessee Resident Office, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s employee of the month for July 2017.
Published: 9/12/2017
Freedom continues to ring this Patriot Day
Today we observe Patriot Day, the National Day of Service and Remembrance! We remember and honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Published: 9/11/2017
Water managers passing Harvey runoff through Cheatham, Barkley pools
NASHVILLE, TENN. (Sept. 1, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is working this morning to manage runoff from last night’s heavy rainfall from remnants of Hurricane Harvey down the Cumberland River through Cheatham Dam in Ashland City, Tenn., and Barkley Dam in Grand Rivers, Ky.
Published: 9/1/2017
Nashville District prepares for remnants of Hurricane Harvey
NASHVILLE, TENN. (Aug. 31, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is preparing for heavy rainfall in areas of the lower Cumberland River Basin from remnants of Hurricane Harvey, and is managing the release of water from dams throughout the Cumberland Basin to reduce flood risk.
Published: 8/31/2017
Keep safe Labor Day weekend with a few water safety tips
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2017) – School is back in session, work has picked up, days are getting shorter, and there is just one holiday left before the unofficial end of summer. This Labor Day weekend families will get together to recreate and celebrate all the hard days they have worked. When swimming or boating on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes, the public is encouraged to have fun, but remember a few water safety tips to keep safe.
Published: 8/29/2017

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