For the Refreshment of Mankind

The Tennessee Valley's public lands and waters offer nearly unparalleled beauty and relaxation benefits. But there’s also “gold in them thar hills”—recreation brings billions of dollars into the Valley each year.

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Be a Cool Camper

Fall is prime time for cool, cozy, colorful camping. Here are nine ways you can have fun in the outdoors while making your stay a sustainable one.

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Killer Biking on TVA’s Mill Creek Loop

Whether it’s rainy or gorgeous fall day, grab your mountain bike and head for the Mill Creek Loop, TVA’s latest and greatest hiking and biking trail, where both the color and the ride are spectacular.

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Environment

Check Lake Levels

Stay informed with everything you need to know to enjoy time on your favorite lake, including the most up-to-date information about lake levels, releases at TVA dams, lake operating guides, precipitation, fish population survey results and more.

Recreation

Part of TVA’s mission is to make life better for the people of the Tennessee Valley, and we do that through maintaining beautiful reservoirs, campgrounds, trails, whitewater streams and 293,000 acres of developed and undeveloped lands for you to play on.

Get a Dock (26a) Permit

Are you building a dock, pier or other kind of shoreline construction project? Make sure you obtain the proper permit. It’s easy to get your online application process started now. Plus, learn more about Section 26a and what kinds of construction the law includes.

Our Environmental Stewardship

We are committed to clean air and a clean water supply for our region, as well as historical, cultural and environmental protection. That means we take great care of our 293,000 acres of land and 11,000 miles of shoreline.

Environmental Policy

TVA’s overarching Environmental Policy is to produce clean, reliable and affordable power, support sustainable economic growth in the Tennessee Valley and promote proactive environmental sustainability in a balanced and ecologically sound manner.

Managing the Tennessee River for Multiple Benefits

Though the system of dams in the Tennessee Valley was originally designed primarily for navigation, flood control and power production, today it is managed for additional benefits including water supply, water quality and recreation.

 

Lake Info App

Want your lake info to go? Download the TVA Lake Info app, an easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. Available for iPhone and Android devices.

 

TVA Fun
Recreation season never ends, which means it’s always prime time for fun on the Tennessee Valley’s lands and waters. Not sure where to start? We have you covered! Check out some of the best recreational activities on our reservoirs. While you’re enjoying the lakes, trails, picnic areas and campgrounds, share your adventures using #TVAfun on social media.

 

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