Wear life jackets, get free entry at lakes

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 12:30 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District will offer free entry into participating day-use areas at Center Hill Lake, Cordell Hull Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, and J. Percy Priest Lake during “Life Jackets Saves and Pays Day” on Saturday. 

“Life Jackets Saves and Pays Day” is a local event held by USACE to emphasize the importance of wearing a life jacket when around water. During the event, visitors who bring their life jackets may enjoy free one-day admittance to any of the 11 participating USACE day-use areas. 

The participating parks include Floating Mill Park, Hurricane Bridge Recreation Area and Ragland Bottom Park at Center Hill Lake; Defeated Creek Park, Roaring River Park and Wartrace Creek Recreation Area at Cordell Hull Lake; Lillydale Recreation Area, Obey River Park and Pleasant Grove Recreation Area at Dale Hollow Lake; and Anderson Road Park and Cook Day-Use Area at J. Percy Priest Lake.

“Once in the park, don’t leave your lifejacket behind, wear it,” said Park Ranger Sarah Peace at Center Hill Lake. “The Corps wants everyone to have fun on the water, but most importantly we want you to be safe. So what are you waiting for?  Grab your lifejacket, and we’ll see you at the lake.”

For more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, visit the district’s website at lrn.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at facebook.com/nashvillecorps and facebook.com/centerhilllake and on Twitter @nashvillecorps.

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