Chickamauga Reservoir Land Management Plan

Chickamauga Reservoir is an impoundment of the Tennessee River formed by Chickamauga Dam, which is located at Tennessee River mile 471.0. Chickamauga Reservoir is situated in Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Polk and Rhea counties in east Tennessee.

The scope of the Chickamauga Reservoir Land Management Plan (RLMP) is the 16,061.4 acres of TVA-managed land lying above full-pool elevation along with flood-prone areas supporting dewatering areas. The Chickamauga RLMP contains a regional overview, information about the environment around the reservoir and descriptions of each parcel of land. The reservoir property is divided into parcels, and each parcel is assigned a single land use allocation zone.

Chickamauga Land Management Plan

Final Environmental Impact Statement


Individual parcel allocations can be examined on the maps below:

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Reservoir Land Management Plan Viewer

Land Allocation Acreage

TVA land around Chickamauga Reservoir has been allocated for certain land uses as indicated in the table below.

Allocation Designation * Acreage
Zone 2 Project Operations 1,220.3
Zone 3 Sensitive Resource Management 2,563.6
Zone 4 Natural Resource Conservation 8,656.5
Zone 5 Industrial 268.1
Zone 6 Developed Recreation 1,873.4
Zone 7 Shoreline Access 1,479.5
Total 16,061.4

*Zone 1 is Non-TVA Shoreland with TVA land rights and does not change as a result of the lands planning process.