TVA’s Announces 2009 Campground Season
March 2, 2009
TVA’s 11 seasonal campgrounds on reservoirs throughout the Tennessee Valley will open on Friday, March 13, and close Monday, Nov. 16.
TVA’s day-use recreation areas located on dam reservations remain open year-round. Day-use recreation areas are used for hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, wildlife viewing and swimming.
Opening hours for the campgrounds and additional information on recreation opportunities on TVA reservoirs are available by contacting the Environmental Information Center at 1-800-882-5263 or on TVA’s recreation Website at www.tva.com/river/recreation.
TVA campgrounds that will open on March 13 are
|Douglas Reservoir||Douglas Dam Headwater|
|Douglas Reservoir||Douglas Dam Tailwater|
|Foster Falls||Foster Falls, near Tracy City in Marion County|
|Melton Hill Reservoir||Melton Hill Dam, upper and lower sections|
|Normandy Reservoir||Barton Springs|
|Norris Reservoir||Loyston Point|
|Pickwick Reservoir||Pickwick Dam Tailwater|
|Watauga Reservoir||Watauga Dam Tailwater|
|Wheeler Reservoir||Mallard Creek|
|Wilson Reservoir||Wilson Dam Rockpile|
TVA is the nation’s largest public power provider and is completely self-financing. TVA provides power to large industries and 158 power distributors that serve approximately 8.6 million consumers in seven southeastern states. TVA also manages the Tennessee River and its tributaries to provide multiple benefits, including flood damage reduction, navigation, water quality and recreation.
Barbara Martocci, Knoxville, (865) 632-8632
TVA News Bureau, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000