Sathanur Dam is one of the Major Dam Constructed across Pennaiyar River. The dam can be reached by road 30 km from Thiruvannamalai Town.
Sathanur Dam is one of the oldest and beautiful dam. Sathanur Dam is constructed across the Thenpennai River in Chengam Taluk among Chennakesava Hills. It has a capacity of 7321 million cubic feet (Full level 119 feet). An area of 7183 hec. of Land is benefited by the left bank canal and 905 hec. of land is benefited by the right bank canal in Thandrampet and Thiruvannamalai Blocks. This is one of the best picnic place in our District. The Beautiful Garden with colorful statues are also available in it. This Garden is one of the Famous Cine Shooting Spot in South India.
This Dam was constructed during the year 1958. Beautiful parks with lawns are maintained here. A mini zoo is maintained inside the park area for the children who visit the place.
A swimming pool is maintained inside the dam for tourists. A large Crocodile farm and a fish grotto is maintained here to know the life of Crocodile and fish culture.