LAKESITE, HAMILTON COUNTY (WRCB) - Residents of Lakesite in Hamilton County, are hoping to gain public access to the lake.

City leaders have submitted an application to the Army Corps of Engineers and the TVA.

They're asking for permission to build a public park on Chickamauga Lake.

The park would include a fishing dock and a canoe launching ramp.

Lakesite city leader say the proposed plan would only minimally disturb the natural state of the land.