Cherokee Lake Users Association

The Cherokee Lake Users Association (CLUA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 association. Our purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. CLUA is specifically interested in keeping the lake clean. CLUA has held annual lake clean-ups in partnership with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and hopes to stimulate more interest each year with this project. CLUA keeps in touch with TVA and TWRA and has had speakers from both at previous meetings. CLUA tries to keep its members updated on any lake policy changes through this web site and by newsletters

Our monthly meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at The Good Sheppard Church. 

MEMBERS/ VOLUNTEERS AND BOATS ARE NEEDED FOR US TO CONTINUE TO BE SUCCESSFULL. September 2017- November 2017 : 2nd Tuesday of the Month- 6:30pm Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on West AJ- across from St Patrick Catholic Church and right next to Sonic


Adopt a Barrel

There is no fee associated with adopting a barrel. There is an agreement between the Cherokee Lake Users Association member and the Association. A 55 gallon drum are permanently placed on an island on Cherokee Lake and chained to a tree. The agreement requires the member to collect the litter a couple of times a year or more often if needed. Bags supplied by TVA.
CLUA has has a program in place for the past 12 years that makes a permanent difference in containment of trash on select islands and shoreline sites where lake users may not always take home their trash following a campout or fishing outing. Placing a 55gal drum with chained lid on select sites, following an initial site cleanup, results in site users collecting a depositing trash that would have in too many cases just been left on the ground. This effort results in both attractive looking and safe areas for the next user. It works because of people like you who are committed to preserving our precious resource Cherokee Lake for sustainable quality drinking water and recreation. Your time involved when you or your family “adopt a barrel” is only about 4-6 hours per season which is usually twice to pickup and return home with the plastic garbage sacks. Heavy gauge bags will be supplied by CLUA. It is a good idea to take gloves and a rake just in case. TVA has endorsed our program and is trying to use us an example for other lakes. Please strongly consider this as a fun family project. You do not have to have a lake side home; only a boat and a desire to preserve.

“Together We Can Make A Difference”


Email CLUA for more information on how you can Adopt a Barrel at Cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com .




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