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Established Camping

COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Cheatham Lock and Dam

Overview

The relaxing family friendly atmosphere at Right Bank Recreation Area will have campers wanting to return as often as possible. Right Bank also known as Cheatham Dam is located about 11 miles northwest of Ashland City, TN and is a 30 minute drive to Nashville.

Recreation

The temperate climate here allows for a lengthy recreation season, including boating, canoeing, swimming and fishing. Camping is also available in the adjacent Lock A Campground. There are several playgrounds for the children and horseshoe pits for the adults. The area also provides numerous individual picnic tables with grills, a designated swimming area with sand beach (no life guard, swim at your own risk), two boat launching ramps, two volleyball courts, a softball field, and three public restrooms. The large pavilions offer a nice location for family get-togethers.

Facilities

Within Right Bank Recreation Area there a four group shelters available for advanced reservation -- Cottonwood, Beachside, Willey's and Red Bud. Cottonwood shelter is smaller than the rest with four picnic tables. Willey's offers seven picnic tables, and Sycamore Creek has eight picnic tables. The largest shelters are Red Bud with 12 picnic tables and Beachside with 16 picnic tables. All of the shelters have multiple BBQs, parking to accommodate the group, as well as water and garbage service. Red Bud and Willey's are the only shelters with a fire pit and Willey's also has a fireplace. All visitors to the park between Memorial Day and Labor Day will be charged a day use fee of $5.00. Just down the road from Right Bank Recreation Area is another shelter known as Sycamore Creek, which also accommodate groups.

Natural Features

Right Bank Recreation Area is located on the right bank of the Cumberland River, hence the name. The park follows the contour of the Cumberland River (Cheatham Lake) for two miles. Beautiful old trees litter the area and provide cool shade on even the hottest days.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions include the Ashland City Bicentennial Trail, Riverbluff Park, Lock A Campground, Harpeth River Bridge Campground, Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area, Doziers Dock, and Pardue Recreation Area. All the sights and sounds of Nashville, TN are just a 30 minute drive away.

Charges & Cancellations

A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy.

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Location

COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground is located in Tennessee

Detail location of campground

Directions

Right Bank Recreation Area is located approximately 11 miles northwest of Ashland City, Tenn. To reach the area, take Cheatham Dam Road off State Route 12 in the Cheap Hill Community. Right Bank Recreation Area is on the right bank of the lake, just upstream from Cheatham Lock and Dam.

Address

1798 Cheatham Dam Rd
Ashland city, TN 37015

Coordinates

36.3163889 N
87.1962222 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups

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2 Reviews

JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2022

COE Lock A

Nice large flat area. Some are able to fit camper and boat with plenty of area to enjoy the outdoors.

Site18
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground by Judes W., May 9, 2022
Guy M.
Reviewed May. 3, 2022

Great Small COE Campground

Lock A campground located near Ashland City,TN on the Cumberland River. It’s located a little bit upriver from the Cheatham lock and dam. We were just a little bit off of the river in site 36. The electricity was 50/30 and the power pole looked new. The site was within a quarter inch of level and was a concrete pad. Each site had its own trash can that were emptied frequently. It’s pretty cool watching the big barges move up and down the river during the day, but at night it’s a little loud. Make sure you have good brakes because the road coming into the campground is a little steep!

Site36
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground by Guy M., May 3, 2022
  • Review photo of COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground by Guy M., May 3, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Does COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground has water hookups.

What is the elevation of COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground?

COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground is located at 397 feet.

Are fires allowed at COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, COE Cheatham Lake Lock A Campground does not have wifi.

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