Cheatham Lock and Dam

I've been to the Cheatham Dam Recreation Area many times, we used to have family reunions there every year.  While trying to think of somewhere I could ride I realized I had never seen the dam itself, so off I went.  As dams go it isn't a very imposing site since it only raises the river level about 5 feet, but it is interesting to see.

The US Army Corps of Engineers oversees the dam and lake, as they do most navigable waterways in the country, and their web site for Cheatham Lake is at This Link

All of the photos are taken from the upstream side since access to the other side of the dam was gated off so that I could not get over there.