Mom and Daughter Kayaking with their dog

Recreation

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.

What's OPEN
• TVA campgrounds (details)
• TVA recreation areas, trails and undeveloped lands (except left bank tailwater parking lot at Melton Hill Dam)

What's CLOSED
• Visitor centers at dams except for Norris (restrooms are open except one at bottom of Raccoon Mountain)
• Some dispersed recreational area gates and access roads – do not block closed gates

Looking to Go Local?

loudoun lake

The Best Adventures in the Valley

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.

Other Recreation Opportunities

hunters at sunrise

Off the Beaten Path

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!

man fishing in river

Tailwater Pursuits

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.

volunteers doing trail maintenance

Volunteering at TVA

Be part of our mission of service.