US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Group Picnic Shelters

The Corps of Engineers manages several picnic areas on Cordell Hull Lake.  At some of these scenic, relaxing areas, you will find group picnic shelters.  Six of these shelters may be Tailwater Recreation Area Shelter and Playgroundreserved (for a fee) up to 365 days in advance.  Reservations may be made through the Recreation One Stop no less than two days before your picnic date.  When a shelter is not reserved, it is available on a first-come, first serve basis.  Shelters are available for reservation from early April until late October.

A swim beach, bathroom, playground equipment, electric, water, and a boat ramp are located at or within walking distance to each picnic shelter.

Visit recreation.gov for all your campsite reservation need at Cordell Hull Lake.To reserve a shelter, please click on the name of a recreation area below or call the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777.

 

Recreation Area 2019 Reservation Season Fee Range
Defeated Creek Day Use (Closest to Campground)
  March 13 through October 25
$100 max 250 people
Defeated Creek Day Use (Free Area) April 1 through October 25 $50 per 100 people
Wartrace Creek Day Use
  April 1 through October 25
$50 per 100 people
Roaring River Day Use
  April 1 through October 25
$50 per 100 people
Tailwater Recreation Area
  April 1 through October 25
$50 per 100 people