Group Picnic Shelters

Group Picnic Shelter Information

Reservations are made by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) toll free at 877 444 6777 or online at

Shelter  Cost  Capacity   Handicap Accessible Water/Electric  Restroom  Volleyball  Horseshoes  Baseball  Playground  Grills 
Cottonwood Picnic Shelter at Cheatham Lake
 $25  50  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No  Yes  Yes
Beachside Picnic Shelter at Cheatham Lake
 $50  100  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No  Yes  Yes
Redbud Picnic Shelter at Cheatham Lake
 $50  100  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Yes  Yes  Yes
Willey's Picnic Shelter at Cheatham Lake
 $50  100  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Yes  Yes  Yes
Sycamore Picnic Shelter at Cheatham Lake
 $50  100  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No  No  Yes  Yes
 Brush Creek  First Come - First Serve  50  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No  No  Yes  Yes
 Left Bank  First Come - First Serve  50  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No  No  Yes  Yes

Picnic shelters are available at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated recreation areas at Cheatham Lake.  These shelters and day use areas are ideal for family gatherings and group outings.

Payment of reservation fees must be made in full  by credit or debit card at time the reservation is placed.  A $10 service fee will apply if you charge or cancel your reservation before 14 days of arrival date. There is no refund if you cancel your reservation within 14 days of your scheduled arrival.  

Parking is not guaranteed, in some areas it may be limited.  Please do not park in grass.  There is a $5.00 Day Use Fee charged at the entrance to Right Bank during the recreation season.

Please bring confirmation letter with you the day of your reservation.  The bulletin boards at each shelter are updated weekly with reservations.  If a shelter is not reserved, it may be used on a first come first serve basis.

Federal Park Regulations

Complete rules and regulations are from TITLE 36, Part 327, Rule and Regulations Governing Water Resource Development Projects.  Copies are available at the Cheatham Lake Resource Manager's Office.

General Park Rules

  • Please observe posted operational hours, which are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • All vehicles shall be parked in designated parking locations and operated on authorized roadways only.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • All pets must be penned, caged, on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length and or otherwise physically restrained.
  • Possession of loaded firearms or fireworks are prohibited in Corps parks.
  • The use of amplification equipment or loud audio devices are not prohibited but please be considerate of the folks around you.