Pin Oak

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

Pin Oak is one of eight reservoirs that provide flood damage reduction, recreation, and water supply in the Beech River watershed in West Tennessee. The others are Beech, Cedar, Dogwood, Lost Creek, Pine, Redbud, and Sycamore.

Pin Oak Reservoir and its adjoining land are part of the Natchez Trace State Park. All of the Beech River reservoirs are open to the public, providing opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing. Backpackers and hikers enjoy the adjacent lands.

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.

Pin Oak: Facts & Figures

  • Construction of Pin Oak Dam was completed in 1964.  
  • The dam is 44 feet high and 1,220 feet long.
  • Pin Oak Dam is not a hydroelectric facility. It has no power generators and produces no electricity. 
  • Pin Oak Reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 3,300 acre-feet.  
  • The reservoir extends three miles upstream from the dam.