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Dickert's Pond

Dickert’s Pond is a beautiful two-acre aerated lake located at the South end of Camp Jordan Park behind the Arena.

This pond is monitored, and a TWRA fishing license is required. Beginning in 2020, TWRA will stock the pond with catfish in April, May and June and rainbow trout will be stocked in December, January and February. 

There are plenty of parking spaces and picnic tables available behind the Arena.

Tennessee American Water and City of East Ridge Hold Ribbon Cutting at New Camp Jordan Fishing Pier

Chattanooga, Tenn. (June 10, 2023) – Tennessee American Water and the City of East Ridge cut the ribbon today on the new ADA compliant fishing pier at Camp Jordan’s Dickert Memorial Pond. The celebration opened the free fishing rodeo organized by the East Ridge Optimist Club.

The fishing pier was funded by a $250,000 Water and Environment grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. 

“We appreciate Tennessee American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation for the funding that expands accessibility at the pond at Camp Jordan,” said East Ridge Mayor Brian Williams. “I look forward to seeing interest in fishing and the outdoors grow with this enhancement.”

This partnership with the city of East Ridge brings a great addition to the community,” said Tennessee American Water president Grant Evitts. “This increased ease of access to water-based recreation for the community signifies an appreciation for the outdoors that helps grow good stewards of our natural water sources.”

The East Ridge Optimist Club hosts an annual fishing rodeo at Camp Jordan for youth in conjunction with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency’s statewide annual free fishing day.  The Optimist Club promotes a love of fishing and the outdoors to local youth and recognizes the largest and smallest fish caught as well as other prizes.


Tennessee American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 380,000 people in Tennessee and north Georgia. For more information, visit


The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.

The pond is a sanctuary for ducks, Canada geese, seagulls, cranes and turtles.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency stocks the pond annually, keeping it full of catfish, bass, brim, and crappie.

The East Ridge Optimist Club holds Fishing Rodeo on the first Saturday in June at 9 a.m. that is fun for all ages, and very family friendly.