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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

Public invited to sign up for powerhouse tours

TOURS:  Cheatham Lake is now offering free public guided tours of Cheatham Powerhouse. The tours are scheduled for Sat. July 15, and Sept. 16, 2017.  9 a.m. and 11 a.m. tours are available.   The tours are one hour and begin at the Right Bank Recreation Area.  read more ...

Nashville District announces new firewood policy

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

Park Rangers promote water safety at Nashville Boat Show
1/16/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2020) – Avid boaters and outdoors enthusiasts stopped in at the Nashville Boat Show at the Music City Center in hopes of checking off their list of preseason to-dos, and...
Smith named Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2019
1/2/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 31, 2019) – Matthew (Craig) Smith, a maintenance mechanic at Pickwick Lock, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for November 2019. ...
Fort Campbell engineers receive Nashville District overview and tour Kentucky Lock Addition Project
12/6/2019
GRAND RIVERS, Ky., (Dec. 05, 2019) –U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander Lt. Col. Sonny Avichal welcomed Maj. Gen. (Ret) Bryan Watson and Army Combat engineers from Fort...
Scogin named Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2019
11/22/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2019) – Melissa Scogin, an administrative support assistant in the Contracting Branch, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for October 2019. ...
Corps technical experts prep freshmen for future STEM careers
11/15/2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2019) –Technical experts from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District interacted with students from across Nashville introducing Science, Technology,...

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