As part of its mission of service, TVA manages its public lands and waterways to support recreation so the Tennessee Valley is one of the best places in the country to live, work and PLAY.
• TVA campgrounds – until March 15, 2023 (see details)
• Laurel Point recreation area and parking lot at Raccoon Mountain – until March 1, 2023 (all trails remain open)
• Left bank tailwater parking lot at Melton Hill Dam
• Some dispersed recreational area gates and access roads – do not block closed gates
Live music, legendary fishing, water sports, history, hunting and hiking galore are just a few of the experiences awaiting you in the Tennessee Valley. Check out this online map guide curated by locals who are anxious to share their favorite finds with you.
Looking to get away? Really Away? TVA has 293,000 acres of undeveloped public lands where water gleams in the moonlight and birds serenade you throughout the day. Hunters, campers, hikers and birdwatchers can discover more here. Let the adventure begin!
TVA dam releases create world-class cold-water fisheries and whitewater paddling opportunities for kayakers and rafters. Here’s a guide to when and where to find them.
Damien Simbeck is at the center of a delicate balancing act: managing public lands for recreational use while protecting and improving the Valley’s biological diversity and wildlife habitat.
If you enjoy the waters of the Tennessee River or have hiked, biked or camped near its banks, chances are that Clay Guerry had a hand in helping create part of your experience.