Community Service Hours Always Available- Contact Donna 631-495-0031

Thursdays, June 6th and July 18th-   Carson Newman Summer Bridge Students Community Service Days.  3-5pm.  Black Oak and Cedar Hill Boat Dock locations

Pontoon Boats needed to taxi students to islands for clean up. Contact Donna 631-495-0031

June 15th – CLUA Picnic

The Cherokee User Lake Association Picnic- Saturday - June 15, 1pm at 1220 Wani Village Road, Rutledge, TN 37861; please call Dick and Elizabeth Sheppard if you need directions by boat at 865-828-5547.  Please RSVP by 6/10/19 to  Donna Dunn know if you plan to attend


August 17,2019- Access Life Expo-   Pontoon boats  needed- especially if you have a large front opening door to have wheelchair access.

Access-Life is a Christian not for profit ministry for those with disabilities. This year’s Expo for the East Tennessee region will be held on August 17 from 10am-2pm at Cherokee Dam Park in Jefferson City. If you would like to know more about the Expo or to sign up as a participant or a volunteer, please do so through the following link https://access-life.com/etn.   To offer your pontoon boat to use for boat rides for children with disabilities contact us. 631-495-0031

CLUA Fall Clean-up – Date TBD

Prior Events:


The Cherokee Lake Users Association had a busy time on Cherokee Lake for Spring Cleanup.


CLUA had approximately 100 volunteers that collected over 15,000 lbs. (400+bags) of trash of which approximately 4000lbs was glass and cans. Big items included a refrigerator, 3 water trampolines, many rubber floats, plastic barrels, a grill, and Christmas lights. Close to 100 tires were picked up along the shoreline and on islands within the 4-county area. These items are heavy to haul out and a hazard to boaters and swimmers. CARE.NET Community Conservation Committee of the TN Sierra Club had to use a knuckle boom to help collect debris that weighed over a ton. Household furnishings, a mattress, a couch and so much glass and cans.


Thru all the garbage the volunteers and students still enjoy taking boat rides on lake. The rain started but stopped for us. They found treasure and crazy items such as a frying pan, plastic elephant and animal bones and teeth.  The disturbing find was a mattress that was completely burned at Jefferson County Park on the shoreline. Disturbing to think what else will someone burn from the trash that is left behind and someone possibly getting hurt.  


These efforts are tiring on our association members and the people that live on the lake.  We need all of the community to come out and help all year long.  If you see dumping, report it! Help with barrels that are on the islands that need attending.  Boats are needed to transport students needing community service hours. Cherokee Lake is beautiful because of marina staff, volunteers and homeowners that put hours into cleaning it. More hands make the job easier. “Working Together to Make A Difference” works, but only if everyone does it!


Thank you to our supporters and groups that joined us:  Tennessee Valley Authority.Grainger County Rescue Squad, Julie Graham, Middle East TN Council of Tourism,Grainger, Hawkins, and Jefferson County Sanitation (donated dumpsters),Cherokee Lake Realty, Jefferson City,Sykes Call Center of Morristown,ReMax of Morristown,Dave Millers Lakeside Marina,Cedar Hill Boat Dock,Black Oak Marina,Gilmore Dock,German Creek Marina,Wa-Ni Village Marina ,Harbor Point, Hopper Bluff, Legacy Bay, Mallard Baye and Chelaque Estates Homeowners Associations,CARE.NET , Sierra Club members,Tennessee Promise Students,Carson Newman University and Students,Keep Hamblen Morristown Beautiful,All lakefront homeowners that take care of the shoreline,.


We are so grateful for all our volunteers who gave up their time and trekked thru water, mud, weeds and some nasty garbage to make the lake safer and more beautiful..CLUA would also like to express their appreciation to all the Lakeway papers for their continuous support in helping get the word out for the clean-ups and meetings.




Contact: Donna Dunn at 631-495-0031 or cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com

Local Marinas

Black Oak Marina
Black Oak Rd.
Jefferson City. 865-475-3063

Cedar Hill Dock
368 Boat Dock Rd.
Talbot. 865-673-8171

Fall Creek Marina and Campground
5656 Fall Creek Dock Rd.
Russellville. 423-581-4701

German Creek Marina
120 Muskogee Lane
Bean Station. 865-767-3505

Gilmore Dock
270 Gilmore Dock Ln.
Rutledge. 865-767-2177

Greenlee Campground and Dock
345 Vacation Way
Rutledge. 865-828-8501

Hamblen Boat Dock
3050 Boat Dock Rd
Morristown. 423-586-2939

Dave Miller.
125 Bluff Village Rd. 
Bean Station 865-993-5798

May Springs Boat Dock
379 May Springs Rd.,
Rutledge. 865-828-6174

Cardinal Cove Resort
10525 Cardinal Cove
Rutledge. 865-828-5300

WA-NI Village boat Dock
1220 WA-Ni Village Rd.
Rutledge. 865-828-5547