US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Swimming

Designated Swim Area on Cheatham Lake

Visitors may enjoy the water at the designated swimming area in Cheatham Dam Right Bank Recreation Area.  This swimming area is off-limits to boaters of all kinds.  It’s marked by “restricted area” regulatory buoys and surrounded by a floating yellow pipeline.  However, no lifeguards are present, and swimming is at one’s own risk.  A spacious sand beach adjoins the swimming area, and restrooms are located nearby.  A picnic shelter, playground, and individual picnic tables are also provided.  Pets, glass containers, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.  A $5 per car day use fee is collected at the Right Bank Recreation Area mid- May through Labor Day.



Swimming is strictly prohibited at boat launching ramps an adjacent courtesy floats in the public recreation areas and access points on Cheatham Lake.



For your safety on Cheatham Lake and the other waterways of our nation, learn to swim, don’t swim alone, and don’t dive.