The Beech River Watershed Development Authority (BRWDA) is a non-profit, locally operated state agency created in 1961 by the Tennessee General Assembly. The agency was organized to carry out a comprehensive resource development program on the Beech River watershed in Henderson and Decatur Counties.
BRWDA operates and maintains a multipurpose water-control system comprised of six lakes and flood control facilities for public use and benefits. This project was conceived and promoted by the people of Henderson and Decatur Counties and constructed by TVA in the 1960's.
Facilities in the watershed area have been developed to provide:
Area economic development
The coordinated efforts of BRWDA, TVA, County, and State agencies continue to insure a desirable future for the area. The 12,000-acre development project demonstrates a quality approach to land-use planning through thoughtful additions to present facilities and preservation of the natural environment.
Located south of Interstate 40, halfway between Nashville and Memphis, the lakes provide 3,000 acres of surface area and 100 miles of shoreline recreational activities. Beech, Pine, Cedar, Redbud, Dogwood, and Sycamore Lakes are open to the public and provide facilities for public use and enjoyment. Facilities vary from: a launching ramp, to a bathhouse building, sand beach, paved parking, picnic tables, playground equipment, and family camping facilities. These lakes and adjacent lands are open to fishing, swimming, hunting (in season), boating, hiking, and other related outdoor recreation activities. Water skiing is permitted on Beech and Pine Lakes.
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