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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

Griffin named Nashville District Employee of the Month for February 2020
3/31/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March. 31, 2020) – Zach Griffin, junior level structural engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division, Structural Section, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville...
Army to help convert vacant buildings into hospitals as COVID-19 spreads
3/26/2020
Army leaders announced plans to quickly convert unused buildings into makeshift hospitals in multiple states, starting in New York, as hospitals brace for medical shortages caused by the COVID-19...
Protecting recreating public, government personnel driving force behind closures due to COVID-19
3/20/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2020) -- As America confronts the challenges of COVID-19, protecting the health and safety of the recreating public, volunteers and our government personnel is our highest...
Nashville District provides update for 2020 recreation season
3/19/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2020) – In the interest of public safety, and in accordance with Center for Disease Control recommendations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is taking...
Forum highlights small businesses for networking opportunities
3/6/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2020) – More than 200 business owners and managers visited Music City today in Nashville for the 10th Annual Small Business Industry Day at Tennessee State University Avon...

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