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TVA Beech Reservoir

Natural Area, Lake, River, or Waterfall

ADA Accessibility Notes

ADA accessibility available at paved trail

Beech reservoir is located on the Beech River in West Tennessee. The reservoir is not a hydroelectric facility, it has no power generators and produces no electricity. It is part of a cluster of eight TVA reservoirs that provide flood damage reduction, recreational opportunities and water supply in the Beech River watershed. The other seven reservoirs Cedar, Dogwood, Lost Creek, Pin Oak, Pine, Redbud and Sycamore are primarily used for agricultural releases.

The reservoirs are open to the public, providing opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing. The adjacent lands are also enjoyed by backpackers and hikers. Programs for managing game, restocking fish populations, constructing underwater fish attractors and enhancing the habitat for resident Canada geese, ensure the quality of the outdoor experience in the Beech River area.

For more information about TVA's dams, visit

TVA is a corporate agency of the United States, it receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity to business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. But TVA is much more than a power company. Through its mission of service, the Tennessee Valley Authority improves the quality of life by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable electricity; supporting communities through economic development; and carrying out environmental stewardship programs to ensure we all have a beautiful, unique place to live for generations.

How to Get There

From Nashville:

Get on I-40 W to TN-22 S in Parkers Crossroads.

Take exit 108 from I-40 W

Continue on TN-22 S

Drive to Dam Rd in Lexington

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet. TVA is a partner of Leave No Traceand requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices, including picking up after your pet.

Recreational Opportunities

Carroll Cabin Barrens, a Tennessee state natural area, is a series of dramatic limestone glades and barrens that house several rare plant species. These features occur in longitudinal bands on the hillsides above the Tennessee River.

Natchez Trace State Park is named for the Natchez Trace, which was an important wilderness road in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The road was actually a series of trails and paths that originated with animal migration routes and Native American trade and travel routes. Fishing, camping, boating and biking are favorite activities at the park. The 690-acre Pin Oak Lake is entirely within the park boundaries.

Visit Beech Recreational Facilities page for more information.


Seasons Accessible

All Seasons



Visitor centers, trails, boat ramps, and canoe access points operated by TVA are provided to the public with no fee

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