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The official opening of the
Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreation Lake
took place on March 20th. as planned. The weather was a bit breezy and cool but the crowd turned out for the event. Dignitaries from the Carroll County Watershed Authority, the TWRA, Huntingdon Mayor Dale Kelley, Chamber President Brad Hurley and many more attended the ceremonies.


(pictured left) is Mayor Kelley welcoming the over two hundred people that came out for the opening. Mayor Kelley said there will be a Grand Opening in June with  more activities planned.

(picture below left) Chamber President Brad Hurley addresses the attendees and introduces other dignitaries.

(pictured below right) The first official boat launch on the new lake. About 20 boats were lined up to start fishing the lake on the 1st. day of Spring.
A crowd of over two hundred attended the opening. News media from the local papers , radio station and Channel 7 from Jackson covered the event.

(pictured above right) The Carroll County Youth Leadership Class of 2013 attended as part of their civic education.

(pictured right) Local radio personality Bo Weevil from 100.9FM Radio made a splash into the cold water dressed in his green satin cape and white jumpsuit.

 


 QUICK FACTS QF

     Lake Size: 1,000 acres of water

     22.5 miles of shoreline

     Dam Size: 2400 feet long, 40 feet wide, 60 feet high

     75 % of the lake will have a water dept of at least 20ft.

     1/3 of the lake dedicated to fishing

     5.5 billion gallons of water will be in the lake when it is completely full

     As of January 2014, 1 MILLION fish have been release in the lake by TWRA

     Largest mitigation in the history of the Corp's southeast region

     300 acres of new wetland has been created by this project

     Watershed Authority owns 50 feet of land all around the lake

     Fishing is the top revenue-generating sport in the world

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   FREQUENTLY ASKED Q & A QA

Q. When is the lake open?
A. The Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreational Lake is open 30 minutes before sunrise and closes 30 minutes after sunset.

Q. Where is the lake?
A. The lake is located off Hwy. 70 approximately 4.9 miles from red light at intersection of Hwy. 70 and the Bypass in Huntingdon. Watch for signs and turn on Baker Road, then onto Boyd Landing Road to Lake Headquarters.

Q. How do I get to the lake?
A. If you are coming from:

McKenzie - Take Hwy 22 south to 70 west to Baker Rd.
Jackson - Take Hwy 70 east or take I40 east to exit 87 then take Hwy 70 east to
Baker Rd.
Memphis - Take I40 east to exit 87, and then take Hwy 70 east to Baker Rd.
Nashville - Take I40 west to exit 108 and then Hwy. 22 north, stay on the bypass toward McKenzie, when you reach the red light turn left on Hwy. 70 west to
Baker Rd.

Q. Is there any zoning and subdivision regulations?
A. Yes. See zoning and subdivision tab on Lake Page.

Q. Will there be any subdivisions?
A. Subdivisions will be allowed. See zoning and subdivision tab for regulations

Q. How can I buy land?
A. From an individual land owner. See these real estate agents that are Chamber members for potential property.

Q. Does my property go to the water line?
A. No, the Carroll County Watershed Authority owns a 50' foot buffer around the lake.

Q. Is fishing permitted?
A. Yes, 1/3 (southern end) is dedicated to fishing only. The TVA power lines going across the Lake is the divider. Fishing can occur in the remaining parts of the lake as well.

Q. Will there be a charge to use the lake?
A. Yes, there is a daily permit fee and annual permits. See Carroll County Watershed Rules & Regulations.

Q. Where is the main entrance to the lake?
A. The main entrance to the lake will be from Baker Road.

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       MAN-MADE LAKE NAMED MML

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. - With an outpouring of community interest resulting in 400 submissions, yielding approximately 270 concepts, the Carroll County Watershed Authority is pleased to announce the new lake's name - Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreation Lake.

"The board carefully weighed all considerations when choosing the name," said Tommy Surber, chairman of the Carroll County Watershed Authority. "A good name for mixed use property of this scale conveys location, size and function. The name we chose fits all of these, and we couldn't be happier that progress continues to be made."

Another important consideration for the board was the anticipated tourist draw of the lake. There are seven states within 150 miles of Carroll County - Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Missouri - thus, size and use of our new lake are important marketing considerations.

Carroll County's new crown jewel, our thousand acre lake, will open on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. "We look forward to when everyone in the county and the many expected visitors can enjoy the lake's relaxing waters and the surrounding area. This lake will be enjoyed by families and outdoor enthusiasts alike for years to come," said Surber.

Members of the Carroll County watershed Authority are: Tommy Surber, Chairman; Dale Kelley, Secretary/Treasurer; Kenny McBride; Bob Clark; Natalie Porter; and Joe Smothers.

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