Sycamore

Sycamore Reservoir is in the Beech River watershed in west Tennessee. The small dam is one of eight located on the Beech River and its tributaries.

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 to ensure the quality and future of the outdoor experience.

Sycamore: Facts + Figures

  • Construction of Sycamore Dam was completed in 1965.      
  • The dam is 27 feet high and 980 feet long.      
  • Sycamore Dam is not a hydroelectric facility. It has no power generators and produces no electricity.
  • Sycamore Reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 800 acre-feet.      
  • Sycamore Reservoir stretches 1.5 miles upstream from the dam.