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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
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
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
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

Nashville District celebrates its history, commits to future workforce readiness
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District celebrated its storied history and significant milestones of service to the region today at the 130th Anniversary Ball. Officials also committed to future workforce readiness, praising the past and present commitment of its employees, the organization’s greatest resource.
Published: 8/18/2018
Powell named Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 9, 2018) – Janelle Powell, Resource Management Branch budget analyst, is the Nashville District Employee of the Month for June 2018.
Published: 8/9/2018
Corps employees take the helm to improve motor boating skills
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June, 23, 2018 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District employees attended a four-day Motorboat Operator’s Course and water safety refresher class participants came from Cordell Hull, Center Hill, Old Hickory, Cheatham, Lake Cumberland, Laurel, and J. Percy lakes at the J. Percy Lake shop conference room.
Published: 6/25/2018
Kids catch interest in outdoors, environment at fishing rodeo
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2018) – Kids caught fish and an interest in the outdoors and environment today during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo.
Published: 6/16/2018
Sexton named Nashville District Employee of the Month for April 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2018) – Dana Sexton, planner and project manager, in the Planning Branch, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Employee for the month April 2018.
Published: 6/13/2018

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