Sycamore is one of eight reservoirs that provide flood damage reduction, recreational opportunities, and water supply in the Beech River watershed in west Tennessee. The others are Beech, Cedar, Dogwood, Lost Creek, Pin Oak, Pine, and Redbud.
The reservoirs are open to the public, providing opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing. The adjacent lands are visited by backpackers and hikers, and a group camp has been developed on Sycamore Reservoir.
Programs in the Beech River area for upland game management, restocking fish populations, constructing underwater fish attractors, and enhancing the habitat for resident Canada geese ensure the quality and future of the outdoor experience.