US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District Website Website

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. 

 read more ...

Cheatham Lake News

Wigner named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2020
7/23/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 21, 2020) – Ryan Wigner, civil engineer in the Water Resources Section within the Engineering and Construction Division, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District...
Nashville District beaches, picnic shelters in Tennessee reopening June 12
6/10/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 10, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening recreation facilities following COVID-19 closures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening...
Nashville District opening campgrounds, recreation areas in June
5/14/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2020) – As part of a phased approach for reopening facilities as part of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is opening its...
Nashville District extends campgrounds closure through end of May
5/7/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is extending its closure of 25 Corps-managed campgrounds within the Cumberland River Basin in Kentucky and...
Richardson named Nashville District Employee of the Month for March 2020
4/24/2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24, 2020) Lockmaster Cory Richardson at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District assigned to the Chickamauga Lock near Chattanooga Tenn., is the employee of the...

Suspicious Activity Reporting

Report Suspicious ActivitiesI have information that may be important to the security of the U.S. Army, Army facilities, or personnel. I wish to be contacted by Army Counterintelligence.

Click on the iSALUTE graphic to report suspicious activities affecting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District property, facilities or people.