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Recreation - Camping

Lock A Campground

Located approximately 11 miles northwest of Ashland City. To reach the area, take Cheatham Dam Road off State Route 12 in the Cheap Hill Community. Lock A is on the right bank of the lake, just upstream from Cheatham Lock and Dam. Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area, managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is a stone's throw away.

The campground offers 45 sites with water and electrical hookups; however, 7 sites are for tent camping only. Amenities include hot showers, washer and dryer, dumping station, boat launching ramp, courtesy floats, nature trail, playground and picnic shelter. A beach and additional playgrounds are available in the adjacent Cheatham Dam Right Bank Recreation Area.

Registered campers may also use the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail, which ends at Lock A. This rails-to-trails project is 6.5 miles long and crosses nearby Sycamore Creek on an historic abandoned railroad trestle.

Base campsite fees range from $19 to $23 per night. For more information call the park attendant at 615-792-4195 or visit the website, or call 877-444-6777 to make reservations.

Harpeth River Bridge Campground

Located where State Route 49 crosses the scenic Harpeth River, about 10 miles northwest of Ashland City.

This area is near Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area, Doziers Dock, and Pardue Recreation Area. The 15 campsites in this area are suitable for RV or tent campers, but they don not have hookups. The sites are on a "first come first serve" basis.

Portable water is available in the campground. Amenities consist of chemical toilets, launching ramp, courtesy float, and playground.

Resident park attendants control entry, issue camping permits, and provide assistance and information to visitors. Base campsite fees are $7 per night. For more information call the attendant at 615-792-4195.

Cheatham County Picnic Facilities

  • Right Bank
  • Left Bank
  • Johnson Creek
  • Pardue
  • Sycamore Creek
  • Bluff Creek
  • Brush Creek
  • Bull Run