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TVA Campgrounds Closing for 2012 Season

November 7, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Authority will be closing eight campgrounds for the 2012 season on Nov. 15, while two others at Douglas and Pickwick reservoirs will remain open for another month.

Seasonal campgrounds on Cherokee, Douglas, Melton Hill, Normandy, Norris, Watauga, Wheeler and Wilson reservoirs will close Nov. 15, while Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground and Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground will remain open through Monday, Dec. 10.
TVA’s day-use recreation areas on dam reservations remain open year-round. Day-use recreation areas are used for hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, wildlife viewing and swimming.
Additional information on recreation opportunities on TVA-managed reservoirs is available by calling 800-882-5263 or visiting


TVA campgrounds that will close on Nov. 15 are:

  • Cherokee Dam Campground - Cherokee Reservoir, Tenn.
  • Douglas Dam Headwater Campground - Douglas Reservoir, Tenn.
  • Foster Falls Campground - Marion County, Tenn.
  • Melton Hill Dam Campground - Melton Hill Reservoir, Tenn.           
  • Barton Springs Campground - Normandy Reservoir, Tenn.
  • Watauga Dam Tailwater Campground - Watauga Reservoir, Tenn.            
  • Mallard Creek Campground - Wheeler Reservoir, Ala.                                
  • Wilson Dam Rockpile Campground - Wilson Reservoir, Ala.

TVA campgrounds that will close on Dec. 12 are:

  • Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground - Douglas Reservoir, Tenn.  
  • Pickwick Dam Tailwater Campground - Pickwick Reservoir            , Tenn.

The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average.  TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.

Media Contact

Travis Brickey, Knoxville, (865) 632-6263
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000


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